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Players' Theatre music hall - Jan Hunt

Our own - our very own - Jan Hunt, Creative Director

Welcome to the website of the Players’ Theatre Club. Originally formed in 1927, it is the oldest club dedicated to presenting and preserving authentic, traditional Music Hall.

Here you can find out about forthcoming shows and how to become a member. You can read about our fascinating history, a typical night at the Players', and the roll call of famous artistes (including Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Clive Dunn, John le Mesurier, Hattie Jacques and many more) who have graced the Players’ stage over the years. You can also view our unique photo library, see (and listen to) famous music hall songs and purchase our CDs.

> Find out more about the Players' Theatre
> Listen to music hall songs and buy our CDs

Music hall shows

Although we no longer have our own theatre, we continue to put on a number of public music hall shows throughout the year at various venues, including Hoxton Hall. We also have members-only evenings at our headquarters in Craven Street - just a stone's throw from our old home 'underneath the arches' of Charing Cross station.

We now have an arrangement with the fascinating Museum of Comedy to stage our public shows in the newly  created Cooper room (named in honour of the late Tommy Cooper, many of whose tricks are on view in the museum)

In addition, we hold biennial parties at the Royal Air Force club in Piccadilly, where the traditional  “Interval for refreshments” is extended somewhat to enable our guests to enjoy a two-course supper, before settling down to the second half of a full-scale music hall entertainment.

We are always ready to accept invitations to provide music hall entertainment for any organisation or individual who can provide the venue and audience while we (for a modest fee) provide the artistes.

For our members, we arrange member evenings at which one or two regular artistes are supported by several up and coming newcomers. These are now also held at the Museum of Comedy.

> View forthcoming shows
> Find out how to book

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Johnny Dennis - a regular Chairman at the Players'

Friends of the Players'

Membership of the Players' is a tradition going back several decades and to this day our supporters are drawn from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. Friends enjoy a number of benefits, including discounted tickets, regular updates and the chance to mingle with music hall artistes at our private events.

> Read about membership options
> Join the Friends of the Players' now

Players’ Theatre Club

We have re-created the Players’ Theatre Club, and have merged our charitable company (The Players’ Joys) into a charity to provide a wider range of interests in the Entertainment and Educational field,  the resulting company  being renamed Entertainment Heritage. The … Continue reading