Dereham Theatre Company
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Box Office now open

Box Office :

01362 690 969

The Little Gallery
62 Norwich Street
Dereham NR19 1AD

Dereham Memorial Hall, where most of our productions are performed

Dereham Theatre Company (formerly Dereham Operatic Society) is a charitable Trust and was formed in 1948 to offer the local community education and enlightenment in amateur dramatic arts. A very grand way of saying that we were formed to entertain the people of Dereham and Norfolk!

Our Shakespearian motto "Mere folk who give distraction are we" comes from Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate", which we first performed in 1970, and is based upon one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays "The Taming of the Shrew".

We stage three productions a year (not including the productions of our youth group) including a major musical in the autumn, a pantomime over the Christmas period and a play in the spring.  There is something for everyone!

If you are looking to join one of the premier operatic and dramatic societies in Norfolk as either a performer (we actively encourage all whatever your ability or experience, whether you are a singer, an actor, dancer, or just enjoy being on stage), backstage helper, front of house staff or just looking to purchase some tickets for our next show ........ you need look no further; Welcome to our website.

Quick Contacts


Rehearsal Studio
The Studio
Rear of Dereham Memorial Hall
62 Norwich Street
East Dereham
Norfolk, NR19 1AD
chairman at dosoc dot co dot uk
treasurer at dosoc dot co dot uk
website at dosoc dot co dot uk

Our Autumn Musical will be

Little Shop Of Horrors

from 13th to 18th October 2014
For more details please see our Future Productions page

Our 2014/15 Christmas Pantomime will be


from 27th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015
For more details please see our Future Productions page

...and for all the latest company news

Members' Notices

can be found here


August 2014

Diary Dates

13th - 18th October 2014
Little Shop Of Horrors
Dereham Memorial Hall

15th November 2014
The Studio

27th December 2014 -
3rd January 2015
Dereham Memorial Hall

12th - 14th March 2015
Dereham Memorial Hall