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As ever, we are dependent on our theatre volunteers who kindly assist and support the theatre staff with the running and promotion of the theatre. It is an ideal opportunity to learn technical theatre, promotion and box office skills.   If you would like to become a volunteer please email us at: boxoffice@robertludlamtheatre.com


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Adopt a Seat


The lovely theatre seating is now 15 years old and needs all of its seats reupholstering. The tier was bought with funds from a grant; unfortunately no such grants exist to help us with its upkeep.


Please consider donating when you purchase tickets toward the seating restoration fund.


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Introduction to Live Sound


If you are involved in amateur theatre, studying a performing arts course, perform in a band or just interested in the behind the scene of theatre this half day workshop is for you!


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Types of Microphones

Getting around a sound desk

Outboard Equipment  

How to set up a simple PA



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Musical Theatre Choir


Headed by David Culling, the group sings a varied repertoire from musical theatre.The choir is a mixed group with both ladies and gents welcome, and provides a great way of meeting like-minded singers in a fun and friendly environment.


Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year at the Robert Ludlam Theatre


The Bach Choir


Derby Bach Choir is made up of hundred singers from across the Midlands and from all walks of life and age groups. It is renowned in the East Midlands as a leading amateur group performing a wide range of classical music in and around the city of Derby

Centre Stage Theatre Arts











Whether you / your child is looking to make a career in Performing Arts, or simply wishes to keep this as a hobby, Centre Stage is for you. The skills taught are skills for life which can be used not only on stage, but in the world of work too.


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The choir rehearses  every Wednesday evening during school term times at 7.30 pm in the Laffayette Suite.  If you are interested in joining the choir you can come along to any rehearsal and if you decide to stay you will be asked to do a brief audition with our Conductor.  


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Following last year’s sell out production of West Side Story, this July, Big Adventures brings 50 of Derbyshire’s most talented young people to the stage in an all singing, all dancing production of Singin In The Rain.


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Big Adventures Youth Theatre is open to talented young people aged 12-21years through annual auditions in the Autumn. The youth theatre aims to provide young performers with a professional experience that is both challenging and hugely enjoyable.


Centre Stage Theatre Arts has been running since 1995. Every member of staff is dedicated to developing students talent in Dance, Drama, Singing & Speech. Using these disciplines we have helped hundreds of students develop teamwork skills and increase their confidence.