The Belfrey Theatre
Home to the Wellington Theatre Company
Housed in the largest part of what once was a Victorian school, this little gem of a theatre is a constant hive of activity. Children and young adults as well as older members of the Theatre Company regularly get together in their groups to perform plays and take part in competitions and performances throughout the year from panto's to comedies and plays.
Do you enjoy live Theatre? Then why not take an active part? Whether you are interested in acting, singing, dancing, designing and building scenery, helping with costumes, props, lighting & sound effects or any other aspects of Theatre, you’ll be made very welcome.
The Belfrey prides itself on making new Members to The Company feel very supported.
For further details check out our website: www.belfreytheatre.com
How it all began...
The building that is now the Belfrey Theatre was originally part of the Prince’s Street Infants School. Josie Grant, the guiding light of the Wellington Theatre Company (established in 1939), was keen to find a permanent home for the company having produced plays at various venues in and around Wellington, including: The Grammar School, Drill Hall and Charlton Arms Hotel.
After the Prince’s Street School closed, the Belfrey Arts Trust was established and purchased the school buildings from the local Authority for just £1. Legend has it that the Belfrey name was taken when Jose said of the project “I must have bats in my belfry” History is unclear as to who made the spelling mistake that turned “Belfry” into “Belfrey”!
The Wellington Theatre Company is a self-funding registered charity that rents the theatre from the Belfrey Arts Trust, itself a registered charity and registered company set up to manage the arts centre.
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