Dereham Theatre Company


Box Office now open for A Passionate Woman and Cats

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


Seating Plan


Map & Directons

Booking Office

Once released, tickets can be purchased online (see below) or via Bright & Beautiful Flowers. Please check a specific Production Page for details on when its tickets will be on sale.


Tickets for A Passionate Woman (STALLS ONLY, the balcony will be closed for this production) and Cats are now available on-line at

Please Note: Before closing the booking page, please ensure you have generated your tickets in PDF format in order to print them.
Please note that on the day of a performance tickets for that performance can only be purchased from the Box Office at Dereham Memorial Hall no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. On-line booking and sales from The Little Gallery will be withdrawn on the day of each performance.

Box Office opening hours at Bright & Beautiful Flowers;
Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
CLOSED on Sundays
Please note: Bright & Beautiful Flowers do NOT accept card payments.
In Person - Bright & Beautiful Flowers, 3A Wellington Road, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2BP 
By Telephone - Bright & Beautiful Flowers, 01362 288124
By Post - Cheques should be made payable to "Dereham Theatre Company" (supported by a valid cheque card) and posted to the address above with a stamped self-addressed envelope if you would like the tickets sent to you.
By Email - We are unable to take bookings by email, but if you have any queries please send them to bookings at dosoc dot co dot uk
Seating Plan - To view the seating plan of the auditorium and balcony please click here.
(Please Note; Wheelchair users can only be accommodated in Rows AA or BB, whichever may be in use - tickets for these rows cannot be purchased online)
Reserved Tickets - If a booking is made without payment being made it will be treated as a Reservation only and will be cancelled if payment is not received within 7 days.
CONCESSIONS - Concessionary rates may apply - details, if applicable, will appear on our production pages and our booking website.
DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS/PARTIES - For details of discounts that we can offer for party bookings please refer to the main Production Page for the show on this website. Please note discounts for groups/parties are not available through our on-line booking system.

February 2018

Diary Dates

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


2018 DOYSTCo Musical


11th - 14th April 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo 70th Anniversary Celebration

9th June 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo/DOSYTCo 70th Anniversary Concert

20th July - 21st July 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall


2018 Autumn Musical

The Producers

2nd - 6th October 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall