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Membership Renewal 2020

Membership Renewal

ETS needs your support which you can give by renewing or by becoming a new financial member, attending the shows and participating in our productions in the areas of activity outlined on the membership form. The membership year is from the 1 January to 31 December each year.

As a member you will:
Receive regular newsletters and audition notices.
Be able to participate in ETS plays and social functions.
Receive a discount on ticket purchases.
Support your local, non-profit, theatrical society.

Membership Categories/Fees:
Adult $20.00
Student $10.00
Senior Citizen $10.00

You can pay via internet banking by following our guide here. This is the easiest way to pay.

Alternatively you can download our membership form here.

If you can't pay online, you can post a cheque to Treasurer, ETS, 40 Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051. If you are interested or willing to participate in any aspect of the theatre, please let us know by ticking or adding your interest on the membership form.

Call for Directors 2021 and 2022

Call for Directors 2021 and 2022

Applications are invited from Directors who would like to present a play, or selection of plays, to be considered for the Ellerslie Theatrical Society 2021 and 2022 seasons.  Applications close on Saturday 27 June 2020.  Expressions of interest are also invited to direct the Christmas Float in 2020, 2021 and the first play of 2022.

Tentative dates are:

Christmas Float 2020
Sunday 1 December

Main Bill 1 - 2021
Season 11 to 20 March
Audition Saturday 7 November 2020
Rehearsals start Tuesday 5 January 2021

Main Bill 2 - 2021
Season 10 to 19 June
Audition Saturday 12 March 2021
Rehearsals start Thursday 1 April 2021

Main Bill 3 - 2021, The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays 2021

Main Bill 4 - 2021
Season 11 to 20 November
Audition Saturday 28 August 2021
Rehearsals start Tuesday 7 September 2021

Christmas Float 2021
Sunday 7 December

Main Bill 1 - 2022
Season 17 to 26 March 2022
Audition Saturday 13 November 2021
Rehearsals start Sunday 9 January 2022

If you wish to direct a play at ETS, please download our application form. Or for more information email

Help With Set Building 2020


The dates for set builds for 2020 are listed below.

You don’t need tools – though it could help if you can bring a battery-powered drill and any other small tools you own. You do need a willingness to do two things: first, to work on producing high-quality stage sets; and, second, to join in discussions and to put forward your own ideas on how best to achieve our aims.

The set builds are on Saturdays, starting from 9am and going on to around 5pm. You don’t have to work all those hours. Any time you can put in is great, although you should know that we generally stop around 12:30pm for lunch prepared and supplied by ETS, so you won’t want to miss that.

We’re a friendly bunch of people with varying skill levels, and the set builds are both challenging and fun. If you can come, email David Blakey or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day – and include you in the lunch.

The set build dates for 2020 are:

Main Bill One
Saturday 15 February
Saturday 22 February
Saturday 29 February
Saturday 7 March
Pack-out Sunday 22 March

Main Bill Two
Saturday 9 May
Saturday 16 May
Saturday 23 May
Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May
Pack-out Sunday 14 June

Main Bill Three
Saturday 25 July
Saturday 1 August
Saturday 8 August
Saturday 15 August
Pack-out Sunday 30 August

Main Bill Four
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 17 October
Saturday 24 October & Sunday 25 October
Saturday 31 October
Pack-out Sunday 15 November

Members who volunteer for crew roles receive two complimentary tickets to the show.

What's On at Other Theatres

What's On at Other Theatres

Dolphin Theatre Alarms and Excursions by Michael Frayn — season: 19 to 30 November 2019

Howick Little Theatre The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig — season: 9 to 30 November 2019

Mairangi Players The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett — season: 29 November to 7 December 2019

Company Theatre Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw — season: 16 to 30 November 2019

Centrestage Theatre Co. Alarms and Excursions by Michael Frayn — season: 19 to 30 November 2019