About Us

Centre Stage is the award-winning youth theatre group based in Exmouth. We currently have  40 members aged from 11-20.




Being a member of Centre Stage is a big commitment. Rehearsals are held three times a week – Tuesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoon. As we lead up to our bigger productions, members need to be available for additional rehearsals.Tuesday rehearsals are held at Brixington School, Friday and Sunday rehearsals are held at Withycombe Methodust Church Hall and other venues used are likely to be The Royal Beacon Hotel and The Manor Hotel.




The next audition for new members will be held on May 7th 2017. If you have any questions re auditions, please contact us via the 'contacts' page




Centre Stage is a registered charity (No. 1122596) and a self-funding company. We raise money through annual subscriptions, the Friends of Centre Stage, our performances and by specific fund-raising events. We are also very grateful for the support and sponsorship we receive from various local organisations and businesses.   


Current subscription rates for members - £40 per quarter, plus a £30 joining fee.




Our successes include:

NODA Excellence awards -
Ruddigore 1993
Annie 1996
Oliver! 2003
The Dreaming 2008
Beauty and the Beast 2011 

Exeter Dance Festival regional winners 2009

Devon & Exeter Music Festival
Winners 1986,1987,1988,1990,1991,1994,1995
3rd Place in the 2011 All England Dance Competition

NODA President's Award 2011 for Best Youth Production click here

Cats -District Achievement Award 2013

Miss Saigon -  NODA South West Youth Award 2013

Rosebowl nominated for our April production of Whistle Down the Wind - results Oct 2014

NODA Southwest nominated for Best musical production Best youth production & Best chorus singing.


Rosebow Award winner  2016  Sophie Hodgson-Smith  (Best Actress, The Phantom of The Opera). Coup de Theatre for The Journey to the Phantom Lair 


NODA Southwest 2017 nominated for *Best Musical Production  *Stage Electric Award for Technical Achievment  *Haslemere Award for Visual Excellence  *Councillors Cup for Best Youth Production  *Gerry Branton Award for best Operatic Production   All of these are for Phantom of the Opera our April 2016 production.  *UPDATE*  Winners of Best Youth Production 2017 for Phantom of the Opera



Current productions

We are now rehearsing for Barnum (April 2017)




Centre Stage Executive



Executive Chairman - Paul Walker


Deputy Chair -


Finance Director – Matt Evans


Artistic Director – Sue Bonnett


Communications Director – Jude Greenaway




Clerk to the Executive – Alison Walker






Children in Theatrical Performances