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About

Welcome to Rhyl Little Theatre! We have been in the heart of the community of Rhyl since 1963. Originally built to house the Rhyl Children's Theatre Club, which still runs today, it was the first purpose built theatre for children in the UK. As of February 2023, the theatre is used by around 180 children throughout our classes. While Rhyl Little Theatre is steeped in it's own history, we currently have many plans in the pipeline which will be surfacing in the very near future. Please visit our Latest News page to be kept update with the exciting progress the theatre is continuously making.

Your Visit

Welcome to The Rhyl Little Theatre. We can't wait to welcome you! In order to plan your visit please view our Your Visit Page in order to view our Booking Information, How to get uto us and the Facilities we offer!

Meet the Directors

Our Directors are a huge part of the running of the theatre and work together alongside the theatre managers and volunteers to keep the theatre open and alive. Fancy joining our board? Contact us today!

Chairman
Jon Crowther

Jon Crowther
Chairman

Jon has been involved within the performing arts industry for over 20 years. He graduated Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire with a degree in Professional Production Skills. Following this worked in various positions around the UK including West End, regional tours and resident technical support. He became the Programme Leader for Performing and Production Arts course in 2016 where he now coordinates and organises the two year level 3 programme; along with teaching music technology, concert production and live sound. 

Kim Hirst

Kim Hirst
Vice Chairman

Kim worked for ten years as a Children’s Entertainer,  Kim has extensive experience of writing for youth performance and has produced and directed her own plays and musical shows for Rhyl Little Theatre. Kim is currently Project co-ordinator for The Jamm Lounge Project and Co-ordinator and Project Manager for Changes Project in Rhyl, as well as studying with the Open University.

Curtis Fisher

Curtis Fisher
Secretary

Curtis has been with the theatre for a number of years and assists to run the Saturday morning Children's Club. He is apart of our adult drama group and is currently working alongside Arlena and Danni to help improve the theatre as a volunteer co-ordinator, helping our volunteers become the beating heart of the theatre. As a Volunteer Co-ordinator he is the first point of contact for our Volunteers helping them excel in what they aim to do at the theatre. 

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Sian Wadell
Treasurer

Bob Gurney

Robert Gurney
Director

Now retired after 50 years in the electrical & building trades. He has recently stepped down from the Scout District Executive after receiving his 30 years merit award for loyal service. He is also active in the Rhyl & District Local History Society in which he has twice been chairman. Robert is always trying to promote the theatre and is hoping to see it return to its former success with help from his fellow directors and the public. Take a look at what Robert has to say about his role here.

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Neil Taylor
Director

Neil Taylor qualified as a solicitor at 40 and ran his own business and was a senior partner.  He served on a number of north Wales and all Wales business committees, some chaired by national assembly ministers. For 17 years he was a councillor at all levels serving on 4 councils including being a mayor. He has been a member of numerous voluntary and community organisations including the Denbighshire Third Sector Liaison Group which met with council leaders.

Leslie Broad

Leslie Broad
Director

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams
Director

Cheryl Poole

Cheryl Poole
Director

Ashley is 23 years old and joined the theatre at the end of last year and has enjoyed every second since! He studied Acting and Musical theatre at Yale, Wrexham. Ashley appeared in our latest pantomime jack and the beanstalk and more recently was cast in the liberty players production of Guards! Guards! As well as performing on stage Ashley took on the role as crew for Jack and The Beanstalk and began to see the hard work that goes into the production. He has since worked as Stage Manager for our productions of High School Musical Jr and Frozen Jr. Ashley is apart of our Tuesday drama club.

Cheryl has worked for the NHS for 42 years. She is currently with the District Nurses as an Assistant Practitioner. She started at The Rhyl Little Theatre at the age of 10 and is still apart of our adult writing club today. Cheryl has also been apart of many other local groups such as the Operatic Society and The Rhyl Liberty Players. She has played many comedy roles in her time performing. Cheryl has always enjoyed theatre and choir and hopes she will continue to do so for many years as well as supporting upcoming generations into the world of theatre

Les has an array of experience starting in insurance and taxation. Les started a classic car investment business, then sold it - now it's metamorphosed into a quite well known dealership. He then started an online publishing business that generated pressure and stress - after a brace of heart attacks he decided to close. He had a short stint working with the British Red Cross. He began writing about 25 years ago and still does it, but so far with just one published book. Les is apart of our Adult Writing Group and continues to share his vast experiences with our community

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