About ‘The Players’

Holywood Players – Award winning amateur dramatics company

Established over seventy years ago and still going strong!

The Holywood Players finds it foundations way back in the late nineteen thirties when some members of the local tennis club felt the winter evenings to be so long and boring they decided to try out their dramatic skills. To their surprise and delight, they were so successful they decided to keep on going and formally established the company.

A small but intensely active group comprising around 40 members, covering a wide range of skills and ages, we still have a couple of the original members and while we would dearly love to have our own premises we are very fortunate to work within our current base with our friends at Holywood Yacht Club, Kinnegar Road, Holywood. We also have a comprehensive stock of stage and set equipment ranging from scenery, props and costumes which span over a long history of productions.

Our success comes through staging up to three plays every year, including summer theatre shows and entries in the ADCI and AUDF Full Length and One Act Festival circuits. We have been finalists on many occasions, most recently with Terence Rattigan’s “The Browning Version” in 2011 One Acts, and Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” in May 2012 at the Theatre at the Mill.

We welcome new memberships and interest in our activities with delight, so if you would like to explore any aspect of Amateur Drama please email us (click here), or come along to one of our play readings or rehearsals.