One of the key elements that form the heart of C&D Productions is to encourage and give opportunity to new and emerging talent. We have a track record of being a welcoming and open theatre company, where people of all ages can feel valued and contribute to making successful and entertaining theatre.

Everyone has the ability to act, it is finding the right environment where this can be nurtured that often proves the biggest stumbling block. At C&D we attempt to do everything in our power to give people the chance to become involved and it is this desire that sets us apart. We offer support and guidance throughout the rehearsal process, providing a regular Kettering venue in the centre of the town in which workshops, auditions and rehearsals are held.

We have an 18 month schedule of planned upcoming productions which creates a stable environment in which to flourish. The regularity and crossing over nature of these productions means that people are always given the platform to stay involved, rather than going months between one production ending and another beginning. Where possible we will give company members access to parts in our productions on a regular basis and we will ensure the size and scope of the plays we produce reflect the size of the theatre company.

Still interested in getting involved and having the chance to ‘tread the boards’? Then click the link to the left and send us your information and we’ll be in touch about the current opportunities that we have. Alternatively if you know someone else who might be interested then click the Facebook and Twitter links to share this page.  

What's On?

Our year-long programme of activity ensures that we always have events on the horizon for adults and children to become involved with. Our Upcoming Shows section outlines what the next productions are which we're performing and it's also easy to look at our previous work to see the variety of productions we've staged and which festivals we've performed at.


Our classes run for people of all ages from our 5-10yr old group to our adult class, ensuring a steady progression that doesn't end when the performer turns 18 like many groups. All our teachers are fully DBS checked and have recent theatre experience behind them, allowing them to bring the latest theatre techniques and games to their students. The Kettering based classed teach skills useful in performing, along with other skills such as teamwork, communication and self-confidence.

Get Involved: Directing

No production would be complete without a director and production team to ensure everything is suitably planned and rehearsals are ran at a good level. Often with productions there will be a varying level of ability and experience within our casts so it is vital that each play's directors manage the rehearsal process and working with each actor in developing their characters.

What People Are Saying...

C&D is so wonderful because it works for and within our community; it's inclusivity allows theatre to reach people from all works of life, something that is so important in the modern day.
Rachel Coleman, 17.
I first came to C&D Productions as photographer for their performance of Dorian Gray in February 2015 and have been back for every production since then! It has been great for me in terms of my work but has more recently also given me a platform to branch out a little into other creative processes behind the scenes of theatre, which is fantastic.
Theresa Haworth, 29
I'd given up on the prospect of ever getting back on a stage after having not done anything performing arts related in more than 20 years, but I was attracted to C&D Productions as they staged quality classic plays that I preferred to act in as a drama student. I was really nervous as I was so out of practice but soon felt right at home. I am now one of a mixed bunch of members comprising all ages and abilities and I take great pride in being part of an all-inclusive company.
Roxanne, 42.
C&D has completely changed my life for the better because the company put on brilliant productions and i have worked with the best actors and directors as well. This company is going from strength to strength and i can only see improvements!
Owen, 20.
C&D have really given me a lot of self-confidence and that is down to the team in placing running it and the fantastic casts I've been part of.
Justin, 32.
It has been lovely to see the amount of different people getting involved with the theatre company over the last few months, both on stage and backstage. Everyone, cast and crew, pulls together to get a production up and running, and the team is like one big family that everyone feels a part of - no one is left out.
Theresa Haworth, 29
C&D Productions are an incredibly friendly group of people, I feel I have found a second family. I have enjoyed working with them more than any other social activities and always look forward to the next show!
Molly Hill, 13

Pronoun - Cast Commentary

The cast of Pronoun discuss their early thoughts and feelings on the production and on the theatre company they have joined.

Pronoun will be performed in March 2016 and tickets will soon go on sales. To keep updated with ticket offers and news please sign up to our newsletter.

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Our not-for-profit theatre company can only carry on with the continual support and assistance of our casts, audiences and other supporters such as individual patrons and local businesses.

We are always looking to link up with community groups and organisations in the areas we perform and there are many ways of supporting us. These include advertising your business on our website or theatre programmes, providing financial assistance or volunteering your time to help.

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