The Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Great amateur theatre, right in the heart of Preston

About Preston Drama Club


Preston Drama Club PDC put on their first production in 1933. The play was 'Ebbtide', written and produced by Robert Lambert, and performed at Bairstow Street School, Avenham, Preston. Later that year the group moved to Grimshaw Street School, where they stayed until 1949, the year Columba Hall, today's Playhouse building, was completed as a theatre.

Preston Drama Club currently performs six productions a season which begin in September and end in June.

We also hold occasional workshops and social events, including “Members' Nights”, held in the theatre bar, on most Friday evenings during the season when the theatre is available.

New members are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18, and the annual membership fee is only £10. If you would like to become a member of Preston Drama Club, please email

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