2021 has been an incredible year for us all here at the The Little Theatre! We headed into the year with new management ready with fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the future of the theatre.
We began the year looking for new volunteers to support us in all areas around the the theatre and in February we started our first set of volunteer interviews to get to know all the people interested. We had a great turn out with the number only increasing over the past year. We now have over 25 volunteers with even more ready to join our family. We really couldn't have gotten through this year without their support!
2021 also brought us a lot of uncertainty with Covid restrictions preventing us from opening our doors for many months. However, we did not let this hinder the theatre in anyway. We used this time to continue the renovations. This included painting both the corridors and foyer white to create a fresh new look, a brand new exterior sign and we started the making of our foyer history wall.
Through May and June we were finally able to open up our classes with a new updated schedule. Our classes have grown and grown over the past year with our end of year show featuring over 70 children! Each and every child has made our year even more of a success as they grow in confidence and skill it reminds us of how important it is to stay dedicated to what we do to support them.
In June we also managed to raise an incredible £800 through a crowdfunder to be able to begin renovations on our dressing tooms to give our casts amazing spaces to utilise throughout the shows. and over the past few months we have been continuously renovating them. We now have the boys downstairs dressing room complete and we are heading into 2022 continuing to renovate the girls dressing room.
In August we were very happy to be able to open our doors to the public again with the return of Rhyl Comedy Club. Rhyl Comedy Club have been a continuous support of the theatre taking place on the first Friday of every month. 2021 saw 6 comedy clubs take place with the attendance constantly increasing and we can't wait to welcome them back in 2022.
August also saw the completed History Wall in our foyer. The wall celebrates the rich history of the theatre showcasing pictures dating back to when the theatre first opened in 1963 (and some earlier). This represents and celebrates all the people, hard work, dedication, friends, family, ups and lows, fun and laughter that made the theatre what it is today.
After returning to our classes in June, our adult group were able to showcase their hard work and talent in their production of Hotel California over the Halloween weekend in October. The run was a great success and was great to see our adult group back doing what they do best.
In November we welcomed back Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company for a weekend of performances of All Together Now! It was so lovely to see them back and enjoying the new renovations for the first time. As well as welcoming even more new audiences back to celebrate the importance of theatre
And Finally, December saw our children perform in Back On Stage! With near sold out shows both nights the children had a incredible experience showcasing all their talent and dedication it was a great way to finish the year. It also sparked eve more of a demand for classes and we can't wait to welcome everyone new and old back to classes in the new year.
We'd like to thank everyone for all the hard work and support over the past year and we can't wait to see what 2022 holds for us at the Rhyl Little Theatre. Our Classes resume on the 6th of January ready for an exciting year of classes and shows!
See you all next year!
The Little Theatre Team