Criterion Theatre

Criterion Theatre

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The Criterion Theatre is a charitable organisation located in the heart of Earlsdon, Coventry. We own our own theatre building which seats 122 people and have been producing theatrical entertainment of the highest quality for over 60 years. We are a 200 strong repertory theatre company made up entirely of volunteers. Our vision is to be the best non-professional theatre in the West Midlands, producing exemplary theatrical experiences and developing theatre artists, thus fulfilling our charitable ojectives of promoting theatre and the dramatic arts in  Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. 


There are usually 7 main house and 2 studio productions each year, plus visits from other theatre groups, musicians and performers. Our regular auditions, workshops, post-show talks and play reading nights are open to the public providing valuable training and experience opportunities. We also run weekly childrens drama classes.

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