If you’re thinking of joining


SWATS meet on a Thursday evening at 8:00pm in the South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, and we always welcome new members.  Membership is open to anybody
aged sixteen or over, who lives in South Woodham Ferrers or the surrounding district. Please note, surrounding district is treated very liberally, we have had members from Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford in the past. Membership costs £8 per month and concessions are available. If you don't live in our area, but are looking to join a group, your local public library will usually have a contact for a group near to you. You could also try The Amateur Theatre Network, this site contains a wealth or information for and about amateur theatre in the UK, including a county by county listing of groups that have given them their details. So if you are bored with the endless round of soaps and reality shows on the television, perhaps you should consider joining a drama group. Amateur Dramatics is a hobby
with something for everyone whether you want to act or not. If you don't want to act, there is plenty to be done behind the scenes. If you have a technical flair there's Sound, Lighting, Set Design and Construction. If you're an organiser there's  Publicity, Props and Stage Management. If you lean tend towards the creative there's Costume, Make-up and of course Director. Finally if you're mad there's Prompt!, that all important person who is usually surplus to requirements on the night. Each role will require one or two volunteers (or conscripts) to fulfil it. During some productions certain roles will be surplus to requirements. Almost all roles will require you to be available for the entire week of the show. If you are interested in knowing more about what is required you can take a look at our job descriptions pages or get in touch with one of our committee via our contacts page.  
Subpages (2): Job Descriptions Rules etc