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Founded in 1926, the Portsmouth Players, since their initial production of 'The Gondoliers' in 1927, have presented a diverse range of popular musicals, including many classics and a number of more contemporary shows.

We perform up to three shows a year at local venues including the Kings Theatre, the New Theatre Royal, and our very own studio theatre at The Barn, Milton Park, with all venues offering different approaches to the shows that we produce, not least in terms of staging and audience experience.

We employ professional directors, actively support local directing talent and develop our own directors in order to produce a varied, yet always professional, suite of shows for our audiences.


Our tastes are varied and eclectic: from Rogers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim and Schwartz, and beyond!  We strive to engage effectively with all of our audiences, including inviting audience response to our social media requests, hoping to cater to all of our audiences' tastes and to better ensure that we engage effective engagement with all of our patrons, regardless of their demographic or of their experience of musical theatre. 

Why not take a look at our forthcoming shows, as well as those we have previously performed, we're confident one of your favourites will be amongst them...

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