Welcome to HATS, Holsworthy

Who are we

After the Show is Over Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society, or HATS, is a theatrical group in Holsworthy, North Devon. We stage plays, comedies, musicals and pantomimes and run our own HATS Theatre - for both our productions and events run by the local community....

What do you want to do:

What's on - find out about future events at the Theatre.

Book a Seat - find out how to book a seat at the Theatre, relevant contact details, even a seat plan of the theatre. Alas, no on-line booking - yet!

Joining in - for information about us and how you can join us, sponsor a seat or even book the Theatre for your own production.

Lots about HATS - everything you wanted to know about HATS, and maybe much you didn't! Find out how we are organised, our Committee, our Constitution, about our fundraising initiatives, our history (way back to the 1920's) and even an extensive description of what goes on to make a production. You can even find out how to borrow our costumes.

Members'Information - as it suggests this is information of most relevance to members - newsletters, shows, events - both current information and an extensive archive section

Past productions - details and photos of past productions.


HATS is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

Contact Us

The Theatre is in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy,
Devon EX22 6BH, Tel: 01409 253826.
The phone is only manned for a few weeks around a show date, so best you contact us through this Site.

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It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news that former HATS Member "ET" (Eric Taylor) has passed away. We're sure several of you will remember his time with the society - his twinkling eyes, his gentle smile, his sweet voice and his devotion to Sylvia. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.
Funeral Service at Thornhill Head Methodist Church on Saturday 8th September at 2pm.

Members Activities

Reading / Auditions for Puss in Boots

Due to the normal first-panto-reading slot at the AGM being taken by readings for 'Lest We Forget', the Panto Reading/Auditions will take place earlier, in September.  All will be held in the Theatre Bodmin Street, starting 7.30pm.  Dates are: Tues 18th, Weds 19th, Weds 26th, Thurs 27th September - plenty of variety there to suit the most crowded diary!

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AGM and Audition 'Lest We Forget'

The AGM will be held in the Theatre at 7pm (not the normal time of 7.30pm) on Mon 1st Oct 2018.  Unusually it will not be followed by a General Meeting as the Reading of "Lest We Forget" will start at 8pm.

Note, the Readings/Audition for the Panto ('Puss In Boots') will take place 18th-28th September 2018

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Theatre Events

Thu 13th Sep ... 22 Sep 18: Blackadder Goes Forth (HATS)

Thu 8th Nov - 9 Nov 18: Lest We Forget (HATS)

Mon 4th Feb ... 16 Feb: Puss in Boots (HATS)

HATS Production!
Puss in Boots

Mon 4th Feb ... 16 Feb
Booking Date: TBA

Doors Open: 7.00 pm (Matinees 2.00 pm)

Further Information

Sat 23rd Feb 19: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Up Close Theatre
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Sat 23rd Feb 19
Booking Date: TBA

Tickets available from Ticketsource from 5pm on 1st September 2018

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

No further information available

May 19: Goodnight Mr Tom (HATS)

HATS Production!
Goodnight Mr Tom

May 19
Booking Date: TBA

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

No further information available

Fri 28th Jun 19: "Take a Chance on Us" ABBA Tribute

Outside organisation
"Take a Chance on Us" ABBA Tribute

Fri 28th Jun 19
Booking Date: TBA

Doors Open: 7.30 pm

Further Information

Sept 19: Tell-Tale Murder (HATS)

HATS Production!
Tell-Tale Murder

Sept 19
Booking Date: TBA

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

No further information available