We are based in the City of Inverness, the “Capital of the Highlands”, in Scotland. Founded in 1944 for the purpose of entertaining the troops stationed in the town during WW2, we nowadays do about five productions a year. We have our own theatre, converted from an old Nissen Hut, which was formerly a temporary library building, and then a community centre. Over the last few years we have installed tiered seating, using seats removed from the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, and built a production box to house the lighting and sound departments.It's also a good place for the Stage Manager to put the director during productions, i.e. it keeps them out of the way!
We can now seat 96 paying customers, up from the original 35 - 40 people we managed to fit in when we first took over the building. We originally used “The Green Hut” as a store and rehearsal space, and performed in Eden Court Theatre and on tour. This became uneconomical, so we made a start towards turning the green hut in to the luxurious theatre you can see today.
Building work on our new extension was completed in 2004 – we won't be able to fit any more people in, but the new entrance foyer and toilet facilities will prevent the long trek to the caravan site toilets in the winter darkness at Panto time, and the new dressing room facilities make things much better for the actors!
The Grand Re-opening took place on Saturday 14th August 2004.
When we have tickets to sell, on-line booking via will always be available on the Productions page.
For those who have commented that the NODA Box Office site is not secure for card payments, they have confirmed that card payment is handled on their behalf by Sagepay, and that site is secure, using “https://”.
They will also be able to allow purchases of 2 seats when there are only 3 left in a row, as we pointed out to them that we would rather sell 2 seats than have 3 unsold.
We took part in the 2013 SCDA One-Act Play Festival. We hosted Round One in our theatre on 22nd and 23rd February 2013.
Our play was “Daylight Robbery” by the Scottish playwright Harry Glass, and was on the Saturday.
As the highest scoring runners-up we were lucky enough to go through to the SCDA Highland Division Final, on Friday & Saturday 5th & 6th April 2013, in the Nairn Community and Arts Centre.
Unfortunately we failed to progress past this stage.
After that we will be doing Allan Bennet‘s “Habeas Corpus” on 26th to 29th June 2013.
Tickets now on sale - see the Productions page for details.
From September 17th to 21st, we will be doing “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth.
Last of the year, as usual, is our Pantomime - we'll be doing “Cinderella” by our own Trevor Nicol. Dates for this will be 6th to 14th December 2013.
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