Acting Up in Rye was formed in the Spring of 2013. It’s first production, “A Day of Reckoning”, a comedy by Pam Valentine, directed by Rowena Sterry, was staged at the Community Centre, which was decked out in bunting to create a village fete atmosphere, for two nights, to near full houses. Our next production … more
We Stand In Harmony! MAKE THIS YEAR THE YEAR YOU SING! The Wall of Sound Singing Ensemble is a new choir made up of solo performers and choir. The choir is an eclectic mix of choir and solo singers from The Sandra Scott Singing Studios from both the Rye and London Studios as well as … more
The Rye Shakespeare Company was founded in 1990 to perform outdoor drama as part of Rye’s annual Medieval Festival. Since then, we have performed work by Shakespeare, Chaucer, Priestley and Pushkin but are best known for our on-going series “The Secret History of Rye”. These outrageous comedies concern the adventures of famous historical characters in … more
Rye’s historic Wurlitzer theatre organ, the second to arrive in England during 1926 and the 999th to be made, has been sited at Thomas Peacock Community College, Rye, since 1958 where it is still played today.
Friendly drama group meeting every week. We welcome all creatives from acting, to photography, stage design, costume design, music, promotion, sound, lighting & makeup, amateurs or professionals. You don’t have to be able to act or have any experience at all, just bring your enthusiasm!
Small Hythe 6.3 miles from Rye
01424 440 484
07792 261 958
Society based at The Ellen Terry Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place near Tenterden. In the grounds of Smallhythe Place the home of the late Dame Ellen Terry now owned by The National Trust. The season runs from April to September and includes one of drama productions either staged by professional companies or the local drama … more
Ryesingers was formed in 1971 by their present Musical Director Lesley Brownbill. The choir was originally formed with ladies only and one of their early achievements was to take part in the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen. Although the choir is now mixed the Ladies choir still performs in its own right gaining much success in … more
The half-timbered house, built in the early 16th century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding yard, was the home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928, and contains her fascinating theatre collection. The cottage grounds include her rose garden, orchard, nuttery and the working Barn Theatre. A theatrical themed programme of events … more