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September 2019


The name for the venue purchased by the Side by Side Theatre Company Stourbridge charity in the Summer of last year has been named: The SideSpace at St John's.


It was unanimously agreed that St John's should be kept somewhere in the name, and The SideSpace seemed a very appropriate fit.


The SideSpace at St John's is in the middle of being renovated, with the Theatre Company hoping to move in and start using it as a rehearsal space in the late Autumn of this year.


A website has been developed free of charge  - http://TheSideSpace.org - and we've also set up a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesidespaceatstjohns/


Anyone interested in using the venue to meet / rehearse in and eventually perform in should follow us on Facebook or request interest using the form on the website.  Thanks!




August 2019


Thanks to everyone who came up with a suggestion for the name of the new Side by Side venue (formerly St John's Church).


We're sifting through the suggestions and will announce the new name soon.

Meanwhile, if you're interested in our progress (including having an interest in using the venue yourselves) then please register to receive more information here.

Thank you!




March 2019


Our new patron - Josie Lawrence - came to visit us for the first time at our rehearsal this week.  We were delighted to meet her and look forward to working with her over the coming months and years.  Thank you Josie!



March 2019


On Saturday March 23rd Side by Side Actors and Dancers came away with two trophies from the Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance where we performed Act One of our new production: ROBIN HOOD & THE TIME STONE. 


Dancers: Merit Award

Actors: Distinction Award

Thank you for having supported us.

January 2019


The purchase of St John's Church in Stourbridge has gone through, and Side by Side is the proud new owner!


From Autumn 2019 we'll have a brand new venue to rehearse and hopefully perform in.  Thanks to all of you who've helped us get to this stage.  We're excited about the future and if anyone would like to offer help with the renovations, or support of any kind, please do get in touch.


Thank you, and we look forward to a bright 2019!

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