The Warehouse Theatre

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This article is about the theatre in Weymouth, England. For other uses of the same name, see Warehouse Theatre (disambiguation).

The Warehouse Theatre, located in Hope Street, Weymouth, Dorset, England, has been home to the Weymouth Drama Club since 1993. The Drama Club owns and runs the property, which is primarily used for rehearsing forthcoming productions, although also includes:

  • A workshop for building theatre sets
  • An extensive costume and props store
  • A conference meeting room
  • Lighting and sound facilities
  • A kitchen

History[edit]

The Warehouse Theatre started out in the c.1930s being the main coal storage for the local Devenish Brewery, located in Hope Square, Weymouth.

When the brewery stopped mass-brewing in 1990 the building was redundant until the Weymouth Drama Club came along in 1993. After a good cleaning effort, the space was made available for rehearsal and now holds an extensive costume store that is available for hire to the public, as well as a props store, workshop and lighting and sound facilities.

The building is available for hire to local customers, but is primarily used for rehearsing forthcoming Drama Club productions. Although the organization is an Amateur Dramatic one, many professionals lend their advice and skills to make the productions top quality. There are also several social events that occur during the month

The Club strive to maintain the original character of the building, while maintaining an up-to-date multi-purpose facility. Fundraising events are held at the Warehouse to maintain the upkeep of the space, and also to fund the Drama Club's productions. The club recently completed a campaign to buy new seating for productions. This is mainly due to Friends of the Club.

Past productions (by year)[edit]

In 1997, the club decided to start using the Warehouse Theatre for main productions as well as the Weymouth Pavilion.

The following is a list of the productions that have taken place at the Warehouse Theatre:

1997

1998

1999

  • Victoriana
  • Stepping Out

2000

2001

2002

  • The Business Of Murder
  • Murder In Play

2003

  • Unleashed
  • Herbal Bed

2004

2005

  • The Enquiry

2006

2007

2008

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Coordinates: 50°36′19″N 2°27′3″W / 50.60528°N 2.45083°W / 50.60528; -2.45083