Whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the seats, theatre is about people.

Become a part of the story and get involved!

Get on stage!

Anyone is welcome to audition, even if it’s your first time – you do not need to be a member to try out! We are always seeking new actors, of all ages and levels of experience. 



Good with a hammer and drill? Enjoy building elaborate props, filling in risk assessments, or sewing costumes? Maybe you’re an electrician, painter, or graphic designer. Or perhaps you’re just strong and can help with fetching and carrying! Whatever your skills, you can bet there’s a place for them in the theatre, doing the hundred and one jobs that go to make each play successful, fun and fulfilling. 

Front of House

We’re often in need of front of house volunteers to collect tickets, take bookings, empty bins and sell ice creams and programmes. If you don’t see yourself on stage or operating lights, but would still like to support us, please let us know!

If any of these sound like you, come along or get in touch!


The current Social Secretary is Nancy Byrne.

Irregular social events (tours, trips and gatherings) will be announced here from time to time, and there are play readings in the Lion Theatre coffee bar, most Tuesdays on non-production weeks (please see this page or contact Priscilla Danby-Burbidge for more details). 

Our annual Christmas Dinner will take place this year on 15th December. It will also celebrate 30 years of the Lion Theatre, and ex-members are welcome to attend – even if you haven’t acted for years. Tickets will be available from Nancy or Dominic very soon.

Support the Theatre

How can you support us?

The best way to support Horncastle Theatre Company is, of course, to come and be in the audience of our many and varied productions, and if you think we put on a good performance, to tell your friends about us!

However, you may also wish to become a member, or a Friend of the Lion Theatre (FOTL).

If you are considering becoming a member, you are welcome to come along to any rehearsal, audition or meeting and speak to the members.

Friends of the Lion Theatre

Membership of Friends of the Lion Theatre is for anyone who wishes to support the Theatre Company without taking an active part.

It includes theatre updates, and occasional special offers.

It costs £5.00 annually, to be renewed on 1st April each year.

You can download an application form here.