Dereham Theatre Company


Box Office now open for Fusion!

Telephone 01362 288 124

Bright & Beautiful Flowers
3A Wellington Road, Dereham
NR19 2BP

Dereham Memorial Hall, where most of our productions are performed

Dereham Theatre Company (formerly Dereham Operatic Society) is a charitable Trust and was formed in 1948 to offer the local community education and enlightenment in amateur dramatic arts. A very grand way of saying that we were formed to entertain the people of Dereham and Norfolk!

Our Shakespearian motto "Mere folk who give distraction are we" comes from Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate", which we first performed in 1970, and is based upon one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays "The Taming of the Shrew".

We stage three productions a year (not including the productions of our youth group) including a major musical in the autumn, a pantomime over the Christmas period and a play in the spring.  There is something for everyone!

If you are looking to join one of the premier operatic and dramatic societies in Norfolk as either a performer (we actively encourage all whatever your ability or experience, whether you are a singer, an actor, dancer, or just enjoy being on stage), backstage helper, front of house staff or just looking to purchase some tickets for our next show ........ you need look no further; Welcome to our website.

Quick Contacts


Rehearsal Studio
The Studio
Rear of Dereham Memorial Hall
62 Norwich Street
East Dereham
Norfolk, NR19 1AD
chairman at dosoc dot co dot uk
treasurer at dosoc dot co dot uk
website at dosoc dot co dot uk

Our 2017 DOSYTCo Summer Concert will be


from 14th July to 15th July 2017
For more details please see our Future Productions page
Box office now open!  Group bookings available: Buy 10 tickets and get 11th free!  To book online, click here

Our 2017 Musical will be

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert - The Musical

from 3rd October to 7th October 2017
For more details please see our Future Productions page



Our 2017/18 Pantomime will be

Beauty and the Beast

from 27th December 2017 to 1st January 2018
For more details please see our Future Productions page

Our 2018 Spring Play will be

A Passionate Woman

from 8th March to 10th March 2018
For more details please see our Future Productions page

...and for all the latest company news

Members' Notices

can be found here


May 2017

Diary Dates

14th - 15th July 2017
Dereham Memorial Hall

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
3rd - 7th October 2017
Dereham Memorial Hall

Beauty and the Beast
27th December 2017 - 1st January 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall

A Passionate Woman
8th - 10th March 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall