The Criterion Theatre


As well as coming to see the shows there are many other ways that you can support your theatre and join in

Get involved!

Every year we aim to put on seven main house productions, plus we host live music gigs, comedy shows, one act plays, performances from touring theatre companies and much, much more. If you would like to get involved either backstage, on stage or front of house check our website, your newsletter or the notice board in the theatre for further details.
Saturday morning drama classes for school years 3 to 10.
Young People!
The Criterion Youth Theatre for young people school year 11 and above.
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for homemade cake, coffee/tea, and our second hand book sale (10AM to 12PM).
Throughout the year there are various fundraising events including our May Day event during the Earlsdon Festival.
Wash down a homemade mince pie with a glass of mulled wine and sing your heart out at our annual Christmas Carol sing along and then celebrate New Year's Eve with us! We host a party for our members every New Year's Eve, which includes a delicious buffet, music and entertainment, fizz and fireworks.
To become a member of the Criterion Theatre today or renew your membership, just click here.

New Members Evenings
Our next New Members Evenings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 21st August from 20:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday 2nd October from 20:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday 20th November from 20:00 to 21:00

If you'd like to let us know you'll be attending one of these evenings you can send us a message at
Your host will tell you all about the theatre and answer any questions.


Types of Membership

We offer benefits to all our members when they join the theatre.

We have different types of membership and the benefits available are as follows:

Company Member - Cost £20 per year
  • To participate in productions including; Directing, Acting, Stage Managing, Prompt, Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Set Build, Set Paint, Wardrobe and Props
  • Front of stage volunteer i.e. Front of House, Coffee Bar, Box Office and the Bar.
  • Discounted ticket price for Criterion productions
  • Regular communication
  • Voting rights at AGM
  • Ability to stand as a Director
  • Discounted ticket price for Criterion social events
Member - Cost £10 per year

To participation in any part of front of house including; Box Office, Bar, Front of House Manager and coffee bar

Discounted tickets for productions

Discounted tickets for special events

Regular communication e.g. Newsletter, Chat from the Chair, Season Leaflet, other member letters, emails and correspondence


Youth Company Member (aged 16-18 years) - Cost £10 per year

The same benefits as Company Membership


To become a member just fill in a membership form available in the Theatre foyer and drop in the black letter box near the front door or pay directly when the Box Office is open. You can also sign up at one of our New Members Evenings.