Welcome to Riverside Players


 A B O U T   U S

Riverside Players is an amateur dramatics group based in Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK.

If you are in the area and are interested in drama, music and dancing, then you should be speaking to us!

We were formed in 1960 with the aim of producing a wide range of amateur productions. We usually perform three shows a year, a play in March, a musical or play in June and a pantomime in December.

We rehearse every Monday and Thursday evening at 8pm at the Memorial Hall, Straight Road, Old Windsor and occasionally at the Guide Hut which is just next door.

We are a completely hands-on group, and all members, whether on-stage or off, pull together to help make each production a success.

We construct and paint our own scenery and props, which is done on the three Sundays prior to a performance. Set-building Sundays are great fun, as members get the opportunity to work together as a team and learn new skills. We also have our own costume store, and you will always find a merry team of stitchers at stageworks.

We are non-profit making and each year we donate money to various local and national charities, that have some relevance to our members.

We are always keen to meet new members, whether you have a desire to perform on stage or want to help out with backstage, scenery painting, sound, lighting or costumes. Our annual membership is currently £20 for a full member and if you are in a production, there would be a show fee of around £20, which is set at the beginning of each show.

If you are looking for entertainment from a dedicated and fun group of people, then why not come along to a performance?

Our next production will be our spring play, PORT OUT, STARBOARD HOME!. For more information, see our current production page.

 A W A R D   W I N N I N G

We are members of The National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA).

We are delighted to announce that we are District Winners of NODA London Awards in 2018
of The Nigel Gravette Award for Best Performance in a Pantomime for

Congratulations and well done to everyone who has been involved with all of our award winning shows.
This is an amazing achievement and every member and supporter should be congratulated.

For our 2017 award, visit our Pinocchio page.

In 2016, we were nominated for:
The Harvey Kesselman Comedy Award
Nadeem Valecha as Norman in 'ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN'
The Sybil Conway Award for the Best Female Character in a Play
Susan Bell as Gran in 'FAMILY PLANNING'
The It's Behind You Award for the Best Pantomime for 'SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS'
For our 2016 award, visit our Family Planning page.

In 2015, we were nominated in two categories:
The Molly Harle Trophy for the Best Female Character in a Musical or Operetta
Vicki Arnold as Lucy Ambleside in ‘BELOW STAIRS’
The It’s Behind You Award for the Best Pantomime for ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’

For our 2014 award, visit our Puss In Boots page.

For our 2013 award, visit our Joking Apart page.

For our 2012 award, visit our Scrooge page.

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 R E C E N T   S H O W S

Here is a little taste of our shows from the last year. Click on the titles to see more photos.

The Box - Spring 2019

Peter Pan, the Pantomime - Panto 2018

A Fete Worse Than Death - Summer 2018