Shakespeare's haunting tale of young love at first sight, the awakening of deep, deep passion and the tragic events that lead to their deaths.


18th - 27rd July
At 7:30pm, Saturday 20th matinée at 2:30pm, no performance Sunday.

Do pop in between the times below and see what we do and how we do it. Meet some of our members and find out more about different aspects of theatre. Free refreshments.


Sat 3rd Aug
from 10am to 1pm

Citizens' Juries have finally been given more power that Parliament must respect. Many believe this could be the magic bullet to tackle the looming climate crisis. But a murder threatens their very existence!


17th - 21st September
at 7:30pm

Light UP specialises in drama and performing arts classes for children aged 4 – 16 living in Hampshire. Light UP started in 2014 to ensure more young people had access to the many benefits drama has to offer, at affordable prices. Classes focus on building confidence, self-esteem and social skills for the stage and for life.

Shirley Ensemble 12+ Mondays, 4:30pm-6pm
LAMDA Tuition (7+ yrs) Wednesdays, Enquire for details
Musical Theatre (7 - 14 yrs) Thursdays, 5pm-6pm
Mixed Company (7-16 yrs) Fridays, 4:30pm-6:30pm


Light UP drama.

We open up some events and activities to non-members, such as open auditions for our upcoming productions. We also will put a call out here for specific artistic and backstage roles that we are looking to fill, ranging from Directors to Carpenters. Click to open the calendar of events and the list of vacancies.

Events and activities open to everyone, both members and non-members. Intrested in auditioning, helping behind the scenes, or just wanting to visit and chat to us, then
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Events Open to Non-members.

This diary contains any event or activity that are open to non-members to attend and participate in. Such as open auditions, visiting days or social events. Click on an entry to see more details. Unless specified otherwise just turn up at the time stated.

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  • Directors for our 2024/2025 season
  • Competent DIY'ers to help maintain the building and build sets
  • Techies/Electricians to maintain lighting equipment

If you are interested in any of the vacancies, or need more information about events in the calendar then please use theand we will be happy to talk to you about what we need and when.

We have taken a number of measure to keep you as safe as possible whilst enjoying our performances

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What we are doing to keep you and our building as Covid safe as we can:

  • We have enhanced regular cleaning of the building.
  • We have provided hand sanitiser stations in the foyer, bar, and studio.
  • We have installed a large extractor fan to increase the air circulation in the studio.
  • We improve ventilation by leaving several windows and doors open during any use of the building, including performances.  Please be aware, however, that some of the doors are fire doors and, due to fire safety regulations, cannot be propped open.
  • We use a disinfecting fogging machine to sanitise the auditorium seating, toilets, and bar areas after each performance.
  • We only operate using E-tickets.
  • We now take, and strongly encourage, contactless payment.
  • We may use forehead temperature checking on arrival.
  • In consideration for your fellow theatre goers please do not come to the theatre if you are feeling unwell.

What we ask of you to help keep everyone as safe as possible:

  • We encourage prior online booking where at all possible please. We ask you please to ensure that your details (telephone number and email address) are recorded on the contact details page. The telephone number will only used to inform you should we need to cancel a performance.
  • Please use hand sanitiser on arrival at the theatre and during your visit.
  • The use of face covering (masks) is optional.
  • We encourage you to pre-order your interval drinks, to assist our bar staff and reduce crowding at the bar.
  • If we are required to cancel a performance, we will offer you tickets for an alternative performance.

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Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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