The SandPit Theatre is a professional arts venue based on campus at Sandringham School. The venue seats 266 with a bright and welcoming foyer area complete with The Chalkboard Bar to provide refreshments. The modern and attractive theatre also has facilities for the disabled and baby changing.
Since the theatre’s opening in 2001, the venue has endeavoured to provide a cultural hub for the whole community of St. Albans and further districts, alongside its invaluable contribution to school life. Over the last 20 years the venue has grown to become ‘The Heart of Sandringham School,’ boasting a full and varied programme of performances from the school including the Whole School Show in November and Sandringham’s annual dance show ‘Velocity’ in February. These internal events are complemented by productions from local community groups, performing arts schools and touring theatre companies – there is truly something for everyone!
In 2022 The SandPit Theatre presented its very first Christmas Pantomime. Featuring a cast of professional actors and running throughout December, the venue saw its busiest festive period since its opening. The SandPit Panto is now an annual feature for the venue and is growing in popularity year on year! Visit www.SandPitPanto.co.uk for full details.
The theatre not only offers its facilities to performers but also to those who are technically minded. The SandPit Theatre has received awards for its ‘service to the community and young people’ from HCS Careers, the venue has a small army of volunteer helpers, starting as young as 11 and always welcomes new members to the team.
The SandPit Theatre is an organisation member of UK Theatre, a national group of theatres which also includes the Society of London Theatres which places us in the heart of the theatre industry.
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