Rose Street Theatre Club
The Rose Street Theatre Club (RSTC) arranges approximately 16 theatre trips a year, ranging from Popular Musicals to Classical Concerts, and from Plays to Operas. All trips are by coach, picking up at a number of stops from Sandhurst through to Wokingham (including Nine Mile Ride, Rose Street and the Three Frogs), and the cost of the coach is included in the overall cost of the outing.
We aim to offer an exciting and comprehensive range of activities' and is 'a welcoming and safe way' to visit local theatres as well as the big London shows - something few elderly or handicapped people living alone would ever attempt. We feel we meet the 'social needs of our community' in a very practical way, and have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club's activities.
|24 July||'The Unexpected Guest'||Mill at Sonning Dinner/ Theatre (evening)|
|7 August||'The King and I'||London Palladium (evening)|
|10 September||'Carmen' - Russian State Opera||Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (evening)|
|28 September||'The Simon & Garfunkel Story'||New Victoria, Woking (evening)|
|11 October||Sonning Mill Backstage Tour and Tea||(afternoon)|
|13 October||British Airways Band||Wokingham Methodist Church (evening)|
|23 October||'Evita'||Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe (evening)|
|29 November||'Guys and Dolls'||Mill at Sonning Dinner/ Theatre (evening)|
|15 December||'Carols by Candlelight'||Westminster Central Hall (evening)|
|(#) Outings organised through the Church for which some seats will be available for RSTC members|
Annual Report (February 2018)
RSTC continues its role as a 'social group' within the Church reaching out not only to those within the Church but out into the community. We have seen those who have had no church connections come into the life of our Church either as regular worshippers or at a time of bereavement.
Membership now stands at 550 and others are on a waiting list who would like to join.
We aim to offer an exciting and comprehensive range of activities and is a welcoming and safe way to visit local theatres as well as the big London shows - something few elderly or handicapped people living alone would ever attempt. We feel we meet the social needs of our community in a very practical way, and have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club's activities.
It is also a pleasure to see RSTC members participating in other church activities. The MORS and Contact programmes that are now regularly distributed with our postings have attracted several RSTC members to talks and events, with attendance at MORS major fund-raising concerts being boosted significantly by RSTC support.
We are also most grateful to all those RSTC members who regularly volunteer to help with the Coffee Mornings in The Meeting Place and for the donations made to the Church in appreciation of the Club.
We have a very dedicated committee. We also value the notes of introduction for each show that are prepared by a member and read out on our way to the theatre.
Tony King (Chairman)