About Us

Southside Players is a non-professional theatre group, with over 30 years of experience, bringing high quality ‘drama to your doorstep’ in Balham and South Clapham. The group is the recipient of a number of awards, including the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Flame Award for productions of a ‘memorable and staggering stature’.

Our play choices are designed to appeal to both group members and the audience, and we have performed a wide range of genres, ranging from Greek drama, through Shakespeare, early 20th century playwrights, to farce and panto. We encourage our rehearsed readings to be more experimental! We pride ourselves on breaking new ground, on and off stage – check us out on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

As a community group, we welcome new people, in whatever capacity and at all skills/experience levels. All information about our open auditions, as well as any other general news, will be on this site.

However, we also pride ourselves on retaining members by encouraging and developing them to take on more challenging roles, both on and off stage. Members are actively encouraged to help backstage or front of house when not cast, or develop skills in costumes, or technical stuff.

What others have said about Southside:

“Here is a company that clearly puts the audience at the centre of the experience and this gives them real artistic credibility.” (National Operatic and Drama Association).

“Southside have great talent both on and off the stage.” (Sardines magazine).