THE LONGEST RUNNING PROFESSIONAL SUMMER REPERTORY THEATRE IN THE UK | EST 1934
Our Mission & Brand Values
To producing engaging, thoughtful, and community focused repertory theatre. To provide opportunities for our community to explore arts and culture; by encouraging skill development, collaboration and providing support to those who need it most in our community.
High quality professional theatre, from the only fully producing theatre in Tendring. - by originating shows
A theatre for everyone. challenging opinions and supporting
A theatre that listens to the community and responds by creating
Investing in the next generation by supporting young people to explore their creativity,
Celebrating our heritage and investing in the important art of weekly repertory theatre.
Frinton Summer Theatre is a registered charity. Every penny received in ticket sales, grant, sponsorship and donations goes back into ensuring the theatre can continue to produce a summer season year on year.
At the core of our charity is the Frinton Summer Theatre. However, our wider work divides the charity into four key areas as outlined below.
Frinton Summer Theatre
Is the main hub for all events and operations.
Our brand is well established and consists of a McGrigor Hall season, which includes 6/7 plays, and a Greensward season including a large scale musical production.
Aims to link up community organisations across Essex - sharing our passion for the cultural asset that is our theatre.
- Skils based learning
- Coffee mornings
- Craft sessions
- Theatre workshops
Will encourage touring companies to bring productions to Frinton. Connecting the local community with the wider 'independant' theatre landscape.
- Supporting new work
- Support early career professionals to launch projects.
Is focused on supporting the next generation of Theatre makers.
- Meaningful work experience
- Professional Placements
- Youth Theatre
- Summer School
- Creative workshops
“I’ve always felt proud to be part of the long list of actors who began their stage careers in Frinton, and I am even more proud to have been given the special honour of becoming the next Patron, following in the footsteps of my eminent predecessor.”
Jane Asher takes over the patronage of Frinton Summer Theatre from renowned stage and screen actor Richard Wilson, who has been supporting the Theatre for many years.