established in 1981

Way back in 1981, “The Good Old Days” was staged at the local village hall in order to help raise much needed funds for Age Concern in Polruan.  This proved to be a very successful show and, in the process, we found that the village had a wealth of undiscovered acting talent. A meeting was called of interested parties and Polruan Theatre Club was “born” on Friday 11th September 1981.
At that time the Village Hall had a very low platform that we used as a stage, there were no changing facilities, apart from toilets at either side of the stage. Even so, we managed to put on some remarkable shows despite the inherent lack of facilities.
Buoyed by our success, a proposal to build an extension to the hall and add on new and improved toilet facilities was put in place; much fund-raising was organised by the club and relevant grants were obtained from the lottery etc.  The old stage was then demolished along with the toilets.
A new full-width, higher stage was built by John Hill, Bill Cleverley, Les Smith & helpers.  Alex Kerr and Tony Bartlett were responsible for the theatre fixtures and lighting. This was all completed around January 1988.
The new theatre extension was built some time after this, being delayed due to the collapse of the retaining wall into the garden below, which required a further round of funding.
Once completed, this extension provided the club with much needed upstairs and downstairs dressing rooms and a toilet for the actors.  No more having to change behind the backdrop and trek along the veranda, in the dark, to the toilets, thank goodness!!

We look forward to seeing you at future performances


In Revision


In Revision


In Revision