About us
The Talisman Theatre is a member theatre of the Little Theatre Guild and is justly proud of the highest standards in all departments. We aim to stage nine main house productions every year, in addition to occasional small scale productions in our Studio. Additionally, we are also Kenilworth's only mainstream cinema with our 14 foot auditorium screen with full surround sound. We also have a thriving Youth Theatre Group which stages productions in the Main House. Fund-raising one-off shows are also produced and we host shows produced by other groups, whenever they can be squeezed in. The Company was founded in 1942. In 1969 we moved from what is now Talisman Square to our present theatre in Barrow Road, which seats 156 people, as well as accommodating a bar/foyer with regular art exhibitions, and a studio for rehearsal and small-scale productions. We are a registered charity and are completely run by volunteers. We receive no grants or sponsorship, and so all income is generated from ticket sales, membership and donations. The company includes and welcomes actors, designers, technicians, backstage and front of house assistants.

The Executive Committee
The Talisman is run by an Executive Committee, appointed from among the members at an Annual General Meeting, usually in March. The current Committee comprises:-
Chairman - Nigel Elliott
Vice-Chairman - Dik Thacker
Secretary - Vicky Whitehill
Director of Productions (DoP) - Chris Carpenter
Treasurer - Philip Highley
Bar Manager - Richard Crump
Stage Director - Brian Tuck
Membership Secretary - Stephen Duckham
Front of House Manager - Kaye Highley
Publicity Manager - John Francis
Maintenance Manager - Vacancy
Social Committe Chairman - Amanda Dodd

Artistic Management Team
Director of Productions - to present report at AGM, LTG etc, to have final say on theatre's programme (if necessary) after due consultation with all the other team members - Chris Carpenter
Assistant Directors of Productions - to have full involvement with the Artistic planning process and overall charge of all matters relating to CASTING and AUDITIONS - Sam Harris and Steve Smith
Artistic Liaison Manager - to be consulted closely on artistic planning etc insofar as BACKSTAGE/TECHNICAL matters are concerned - June Bewick
Artistic Manager with special responsibility for NEW MEMBERS - Vicky Whitehill

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Talisman Theatre
Barrow Road,
Kenilworth, CV8 1EG

Box office: 01926 856548
Registered Charity: 239889

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