Dereham Theatre Company


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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 


Sleeping Beauty



Thursday December 27th 2018 (19:30 only)
Friday December 28th 2018 (19:30 only)
Saturday December 29th 2018 (14:30 and 19:30)
Sunday December 30th 2018 (14:30 only)
Monday December 31st 2018 (14:30 only)
Tuesday January 1st 2019 (14:30 and 19:30)

For members' production information please click here


Dereham Theatre Company's celebrated Annual Christmas Pantomime returns to Dereham Memorial Hall!




March 2019

Diary Dates



2019 DOSYTCo Musical

Return to the Forbidden Planet
10th - 13th April 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