Dereham Theatre Company


Tickets now on sale for DOSYTCo's Concert

"Everybody's Talking About DOSYTCo" 


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
All queries should be directed
through our Facebook Page 

Become a Friend

Why not become a Friend of Dereham Theatre Company?  Perhaps you are an ex-member who wants to stay in touch, a regular member of our audience, or simply want to contribute to a Society you have great affection for?  Whatever your reason, being a Friend is a rewarding way to be part of our Society and the annual subscription  is only a minimum of 15 per person.  For this you will receive;

  • Priority booking for all our shows
  • Invitations to 'Special' Friends Events at our Musicals and Plays, including a free drink and Programme
  • An exclusive Newsletter for Friends
  • Electronic copies of our Company Newsletter
  • An open invitation to all DTCo social events
  • A Friends Welcome Pack

Details of Friends' packages are as follows:

  • Bronze Package (Subscription: 15.00, 25.00 per couple) - To receive all current benefits available to Patrons
  • Silver Package (Subscription: 30.00, 50.00 per couple) - To receive all current benefits, plus half-price tickets for our Musicals and Plays, and other exclusives.
  • Gold Package (Subscription: 50.00, 80.00 per couple) - To receive all current benefits, plus free tickets for our Musicals and Plays, and other exclusives.

    If you would like to become a Friend, our Friends' Secretary Lavinia Pirret would love to hear from you.  For more information please email the Friends' Secretary:

    Existing Friends:  For details of our forthcoming Social Events please click here.

    Pictured below: our recent 'Friends' Night' at the opening performance of Jesus Christ Superstar.


    June 2019

    Diary Dates



    Everybody's Talking About DOSYTCo
    12th - 13th July 2019
    Dereham Memorial Hall


    2019 AGM

    71st Annual General Meeting
    29th April 2019
    The Studio


    2019 Autumn Musical

    1st - 5th October 2019
    Dereham Memorial Hall


    Christmas Pantomime

    27th Dec 2019- 1st Jan 2020
    Dereham Memorial Hall