The Players Theatre is the home of Thame Players.

The Players Theatre, home of Thame Players

Our intimate 132 seat Players Theatre, is the home of Thame Players and  is a great venue for a wide variety of performing arts, with music from Opera to Jazz and plays from Shakespeare to Pantomime. We are also the venue for Thame’s only regular cinema.

Thame Players is an established non-professional theatre group that produces five shows each year. We welcome new members; to act, direct, produce, build scenery or run the lights or sound and to help ‘front of house’. See the links to Get Involved and For Members We’re a friendly bunch and look forward to welcoming you.

What’s On

On Friday we welcome the return of White Cobra Productions with J.P.Miller’s play Days of Wine and Roses’.

On Saturday Thame Cinema will screen Jimmy’s Hall.  Based on real life events and reputedly the director’s last film, Jimmy’s Hall has all the hallmarks of Loach’s lifelong commitment to politically engaged and impassioned film making. Written by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty – a partnership that has included Looking for Eric, The Angel’s Share and My Name is Joethis may mark the end of one of the most remarkable careers in British cinema, our most dedicated poet of the disenfranchised.

On Sunday Clive Conway Productions brings the charismatic leader of UKIP to The Players Theatre. Hear Nigel’s own story told with Farage’s customary wit and humour. This show however sold out a long time ago.

Tickets for our traditional pantomime are now on public sale; many dates are already in heavy demand.

2015 Season
  • March: How The Other Half Loves  Directed by: Chris Parker
  • May: Yes Prime Minister  Directed by: Brian Holt
  • July: Taming of the Shrew  Directed by:  Simon Baynes
  • Sept: Journey’s End  Directed by:   Steve Lambell
  • Dec: Puss In Boots   Directed by:  Tony Long and Colleen Tudway

Audition timings will be announced in Backdrop.

All ‘live’ shows are listed in the panel to the right. You can ensure you don’t miss any of our shows and be the first to know what’s coming to The Players Theatre, Thame by joining our emailing list. See the box to the top right.

Tickets for most  ‘live’ shows can be purchased online where you see the TicketSource image.

Click here to buy tickets online now

Tickets are normally also available from Tickets Anywhere in Greyhound Walk, Thame. Phone 01844 217228.


The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2DP

Thame Players are quite simply one of the finest amateur theatre companies in the country. That’s why, despite my regular work at Oxford Playhouse, I travel from Oxford and try not to miss their work. That’s why, too, every effort should be made to help this treasure house of local theatre continue developing for the enjoyment and education of local people.” Gwilym Scourfield, Old Marston, Oxford