About Phoenix.......


We are a very friendly, social amateur drama group that has been in existence since 1983 and welcomes members of all backgrounds and abilities.

You don’t have to be an acting luvvie to join in the fun! We have plenty of members who would rather have all their teeth extracted by the worst dentist on earth than be seen dead on stage!

The great thing about Phoenix is that there are plenty of other activities to enjoy - from the more artistic endeavours like scenery painting/building, prop making, costumes, lighting, sound etc. to the more practical tasks like front of house, stage management, prompting, refreshments, publicity etc. We don’t ask for any experience just bundles of enthusiasm. Failing that, you could become a Friend of Phoenix and come along and enjoy the odd play reading and social events such as theatre trips, quiz nights, meals out etc.

So whether you want to tread the boards, develop your artistic skills or just make some new friends, then we are sure that there will be something for you to enjoy.

We meet regularly on a Wednesday evening from 8pm at the Northbourne Centre, Church Street, Didcot, and generally stage at least 3 shows a year, including our annual Pantomime in January. (Please note that the Northbourne Centre has very limited Wheel Chair Access).

Membership types & fees

  • Full adult membership £50 per year
  • Student/OAP membership £12.50
Benefits: Involvement in any aspect of the productions staged throughout the year, one free ticket per show (Worth around £8/£5 each - that’s £24/£15 per year), quarterly newsletter, invitation to organised social events, workshops & play readings
  • Friends of Phoenix £12 per year
Benefits: Discounted tickets, quarterly newsletter, invitation to social events & play readings



So if you are interested either come along on a Wednesday or email us via the ‘contact us’ link at the bottom of the page.

We are primarily an adult group although we do welcome younger members (aged 8 and over) to join us for the pantomime and occasionally during the year depending on our programme - however, we prefer that all younger members are accompanied by a parent or guardian as we cannot always guarantee that there will be a CRB checked person to take responsibility. Read our Child Protection Policy below for more information.

Child Protection Policy