At Onyx we have a timetable of mixed and varied classes for all ages, including adults, to ensure that progression doesn't stop at 18 or 21. We've found that often performers have to leave other class providors once they reach a capped age, something we've committed to never introducing.

We also believe in ensuring all students get vital focused time with the class leaders and teachers as often the most confident get the most time. Here we have introduced lower class size caps, so that those runnings classes have time to deliver the class in a tailored way to suit each students learning styles. We also encourage teamwork, co-operation and communication between the students to avoid the cliques that can plague youth theatre. 

Our main slasses are run on Saturday's between 10am and 1pm and cover a mix of acting, singing and dance. We use spaces in central Kettering that are easy to travel to via public transport or have easy to find drop off points.

We take the hassle out of class payment by using an easy to navigate online platform so that payment is secured and trusted, while the class leaders always have access to emergency details. Parents can also easily find class times / venues and contact details for the class leaders online and discounts are available for term booking.

Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre Company is the fastest growing part of the theatre group, helped by the many performing opportunities we afford to our youngsters across Northants. The performers come from all across the county, including Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Northampton. 

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre in Kettering that provides a fresh approach to auditions, costs and production choice. Onyx look for musicals coming off the West End and whilst appreciating the classics everyone loves, create shows with a balanced mix so that audiences leave having heard songs from new musicals.

Individual Support

We are always looking for new volunteers and helpers to get involved behind the scenes at our theatre groups. Giving up time to assist at rehearsals, backstage or lending useful skills is always appreciated and most welcome.

Other ways people can help is to share details of our shows online, buy tickets and donate money or items they feel could be of use in our productions. All donations go towards our shows as does local council grants we receive to help our community work.

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

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We’ll include interviews with cast, details of our community projects and also upcoming events such as workshops which are open to newsletter subscribers only. We also have a monthly prize draw which subscribers are automatically entered into each month.

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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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