About Us

Brampton Players is a locally based amateur company whose aim is to keep theatre and the performing arts alive in and around Brampton in Cumbria.

Brampton itself is a market town located about 15 miles east of the city of Carlisle, near Hadrian’s Wall, and is the hub of a community of villages nearby. Since losing our Playhouse, a converted church in the town which we used as our base for over 70 years, we are trying to develop a programme which will not only see us performing in Brampton, but will also enable us to take performances to halls and other venues around Brampton. We hope to use the opportunities to explore a wider range of drama and performance compared with recent years activities.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting new phase in the Players’ development, please contact us, or download a¬†membership form (from the membership menu above).

We do not restrict our programme to serious plays, or to the works of the major dramatists of the past though we have often staged Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We perform modern works for theatre, as well as revues, variety shows, musicals, operetta, and musical evenings. Many of our members are accomplished musicians in their own right.

Brampton Players also has a rich repository, in its members, of technical theatre skills – ranging from lighting and sound, through stage management and set construction to the making of properties, etc.. We are lucky to have within our ranks several experienced directors.

Our catchment area is, obviously, Brampton and its surroundings, north Cumbria, and Carlisle. But we also attract members and audiences from the Borders of Scotland, the ‘Debatable Lands’, Northumbria, and the north east.