There are approximately 40-50 members in the company at any one time. To join the company you must be in Year 7 by September when we start our rehearsals.  We rehearse every Sunday, and some evenings, until February when we perform at the Theatre Royal Winchester.


On-stage membership to the company is by audition which takes place over a whole weekend, usually in June/July. Performances take place during February half term, avoiding clashes with academic work or exams and allowing members to perform in the evenings and recover the following day. Click this link to visit our auditions page.


For those interested in the technical aspects of theatre production, we also offer the opportunity for young people to develop skills off-stage. If you love theatre but prefer to shine behind the scenes then this is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic company as part of the Production Team.  

Develop your skills in any of the technical areas including: stage management, set design, costume, lighting and sound, working with experienced designers and technicians. By joining the production team you will help to prepare, build and run Encore’s current production at the Theatre Royal Winchester in February half term.  

To be part of the team you must be aged 14+ and will be invited to an interview with other potential team members.  You will need to be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment but don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience.  Very often some of the most talented people may not have had any opportunities to show their ability yet!

If you do have previous experience, please bring examples of any work like costume or set sketches, lighting plans or DSM books etc.  This is not a requirement.

Email us for more info!


Membership (1 year): £200.00 

Additional Siblings: £150.00


Our reputation at ENCORE is extremely high and this is largely due to the high standard of professionalism, individual behaviour and self-discipline of our company members. To maintain and build on this reputation it is important that all members understand what is expected of them and so we have a clear set of values and regulations that members are required to sign up to.


The company has strict health & safety, child protection and data protection policies and all our adult members are CRB/DBS checked. Bullying, theft and discrimination are not tolerated under any circumstances. If you would like to view our policies/procedures, please email us.