Founded in 1902 and having over
400 members and patrons Hitchin Thespians is one of
the oldest and largest amateur operatic societies in
the country. Our thriving, award-winning society,
offers members a wide number of opportunities to
participate in shows and concerts.
Each year we present at least
two fully staged musicals. We thrive on challenge
and have presented some shows that many other
societies are wary of. Our bravery has paid off with
La Cage Aux Folles and Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers, both very challenging shows, winning
In addition there are
occasionally smaller scale productions of musicals
which are performed at our purpose built rehearsal
suite, Woodside Hall, or at the Town Hall, Hitchin.
Sometimes groups of members
get together and perform concerts and shows with a
smaller cast and the society is always happy to
offer support to such initiatives.
In addition to our musical
theatre activities we have a thriving choir. The
variety of music performed by this group is
staggering, as one member put it – "from Bach to