Launton Village Players

Join us!

If you have ever wanted to be part of a drama production, either on or off stage, come and join LVP. We are always on the lookout for new members. You do not need any specific skills or qualifications, only enthusiasm and commitment! You can read our Membership policy here.

If you are aged 18 or over and are interested in finding out more, please get in touch by emailing us on membership@launtonvillageplayers.org.uk


Subscriptions

Subs are due annually by 1st November and cover the next year. Subscriptions help us to cover the overhead costs of running LVP (including things we pay for even if we are not staging productions), including, but not limited to:

  • Insurance
  • Rehearsal Space Hire
  • Website ISP & SSL fees

If you join on or after 1st May, the subscription rate is reduced by 50% for the remainder of that year until 1st November when the full subscription will be required.

The charity trustees will review the fees annually. The Subscriptions for 2020-2021 are:

  • Adult: £20 per year
  • Junior: £10 per year
  • Friend: Free

We have several categories of membership available:

Adult members (aged 18 or over):

Adult members have the opportunity to take part in any aspect of any LVP production (subject to casting), from conception to delivery. They can suggest productions, have the opportunity to direct and produce shows, attend all social events and perform in ad-hoc performances organised by the group, and may have the opportunity to nominate and vote on which charitable purpose(s) a production supports.

Junior members (aged under 18)

Junior members may have the opportunity to take part in any aspect of any LVP production (subject to casting and suitability), from conception to delivery. They may be able to attend social events and perform in suitable ad-hoc performances organised by the group. This is all subject to the regulations set out in our Safeguarding Policy, which also states parental supervision will be required for a Junior member to participate unless necessary chaperoning procedures are in place. Please note that spaces for Junior members are offered to children of Adult members in the first instance – and even then, there may be waiting list.

A note about Junior members:
LVP is a group primarily for adults. Our member’s ages range from 18 to 80+. We do have a children’s and teenager’s chorus which are included in some productions. However these places are very limited and are open to children of existing members in the first instance (and even then, a waiting list may be in operation, and there is no guarantee that a child may get a space).

In the event that there are spaces in either the children’s or teenager’s chorus, they may be opened up to non-member’s children. However, in this instance, we would expect at least one of the parents to become members and be involved with LVP (on or off stage), this is to comply with our safeguarding policy.

Friend

A Friend is any adult volunteer who helps us during the run of a particular show (from the dress rehearsal to the performances themselves). This can be in a Front of House role or any technical role (e.g. lighting).

The charity trustees reserve the right to charge an additional production fee if necessary, although this must be reasonable and justified to the members of the production.

To find out more please email: membership@launtonvillageplayers.org.uk