APS Membership is open to any person over the age of 15, performing or otherwise.
The annual subscription fee is £15 (students £5), which falls due in September. For adults joining for the first time the subscription is reduced to £10 after our autumn production and to £7 after the spring production.
Gift Aid is an easy way to maximise the value of your membership subscription. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim the tax from HM Revenue & Customs. This means that for every £1, we can claim an extra 20 pence. All you have to do is sign the Gift Aid declaration form and mail it with your Membership application form – it’s as simple as that.
Why Join?Why not? We have a great deal of fun and APS members often forge lifetime friendships. For an actor there is nothing like the 'buzz' of performing in front of an audience, and for those working off stage there is the satisfaction of being part of a successful team. And in addition to rehearsals there are APS social evenings to enjoy -- play readings, quizzes, talks and parties. There is always something to do.
New members are always welcome. But you don't have to be a brilliant actor to join APS. In fact you don't have to have ever acted before. You will be helped to learn the techniques and skills that an actor needs, which is in itself an enjoyable and rewarding experience. If you really don't want to act, there are many other ways in which you can take part. Actors depend on technicians, backstage crew, wardrobe, make-up, publicity and front-of house. So whether you'd like to become involved in staging a play or just enjoy an entertaining night out in good company, we will be delighted to hear from you.
If you are just thinking about joining and would like to meet some of us before doing so, you are welcome to come along to one of our social evenings at The Old Chapel (see the location map on the home and contact pages). There's no charge and you'll be warmly received. Just check out our News and Events page. Remember, you don't need any experience to join. You don't even have to live in Sherborne.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, when you join Amateur Players (the Society), you consent to the processing by the Society and its officers of any personal data relating to you as may be necessary for the administration of the Society. "Personal Data" and "processing" have the meanings set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Amateur Players of Sherborne is firmly committed to respecting your privacy. We do not share your information with any third party.
Please note that photos and video images of members may be taken during productions for use in newsletters and publicity material including the society's website.