We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy

CHADS Privacy Policy

version 1.0 24 MAY 2018
CHADS is committed to protecting personal information. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect from you when you become a Member or Supporter of the Society. Members pay a membership fee and Supporters are individuals who are involved in supporting the activities of the Society. This involvement includes (but is not limited to) scenery construction, costumes, properties, publicity, front of house arrangements, stage management, sound, lighting, direction, choreography, and music. Supporters also include lapsed members, as such members normally wish to remain in contact with the society and may wish to renew their membership at a future date.

The personal information we collect from you
We collect basic personal details such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, subscriptions and dates paid, standing order, direct debit or other payment mechanism details.
For Members, we may also take your photograph and ask you for your biography and
wardrobe particulars.

How we use information
For Members: We will use your information to send you newsletters, letters or emails to give
you details of General Meetings, Shows, Rehearsals, Production Meetings and similar events that are likely to be of interest to you. Your name, and possibly photograph and biography, may appear in our show Programmes and newsletters. Your information may also be shared with our committee members. This use is in line with GDPR consent via our ‘Legitimate Interest’. You will be aware that our show programmes are public documents and that our newsletters are shared amongst our membership and with our supporters.
For Customers: we only hold your name and email addresses and address and telephone
numbers. We will not share your information with other third parties without your consent.

We put in place reasonable security measures to protect against any unauthorised access or
damage to, or disclosure or loss of, your information.

Your rights
Please let us know if your information changes as it is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date.
You can ask us to remove your personal information from our records at any time and we will do so and stop sending you any further emails and newsletters.
You have the right to request a copy of all the personal information we hold about you in a
Subject Access Request. To do this, simply write to us at the address below. We will take all
reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal
information we may hold about you. A charge of £15 will be made to cover administration costs.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Subject Access Request Charges
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; for example, to keep it up to date or to
comply with legal requirements. If there will be any significant changes made to the use of your personal information in a manner different from that stated, we will seek your permission first.

How to contact us
For any questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy or our data protection practices, or to make a Subject Access Request, please contact us in one of these ways:
By email: using Subject Access Request as the subject heading
By post to: Subject Access Request, Membership Secretary, CHADS, Mellor Road, Cheadle
Hulme SK8 5AU

Updated 2018-2019 Season

The new 2018/2019 season

STUDIO – Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

15 to 22 Sept.’18 (may be extended a week)

Director: Mike Rogerson


Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

27 Oct. to 03 Nov.’18

Director: Mike Brown


STUDIO – Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

21 to 24 Nov.’18

Director: Victor Hassan


Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

08 to 15 Dec.’18

Director: Mike Bullimore


The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

26 Jan. to 02 Feb.’19

Director: David Quaife


STUDIO – Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

20 to 23 Feb.’19

Director: John Blunden-Ellis


A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

09 to 16 Mar.’19

Director: Nigel Westbrook


Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

18 to 25 May ’19

Director: Hamish Lawson

Chads Theatre Company Golden Lottery


Chads Theatre Golden Lottery – It’s a gamble, but Chads Theatre wins every time…

Do you want the chance to win £2000 every week whilst supporting Chads Theatre.  We are pleased to announce Chads Golden Lottery in partnership with Stockport County Football club.

For just £1 a week you get 7 numbers entered into the Golden Lottery Draw. It’s a gamble but the good news is Chads wins every time because 50p of your pound will go to Chads redevelopment fund.

There are over 315 cash prizes weekly from £5 to £2000 with a chance to win £10,000 in the annual draw.  You don’t even have to claim your prize as you will be notified directly if you win and the winnings sent automatically to you.

Follow this link to sign up.

Thank You for your support.




Chads Theatre image copyright © Ian M. Butterfield and must not be used without permission

GMDF Full Length & One Act Festival 206-2017




Chads Theatre Company was proud to have been nominated for the following in the Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) Full Length Festival 2016-2017:


Best Production – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actor – Mike Brown playing Mr Green – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Miss Lydia Languish – The Rivals

Best Production – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Director – Derek Slater – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Youth Performance Female – Daisy Jordan playing Roger – Lord of The Flies

Best Supporting Actress – Joan Taylor-Jones playing Nicola – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Actor – Roy Shipton playing Norman Thayer Jnr – On Golden Pond


The GMDF Awards dinner was a wonderful occasion, as it is every year, celebrating drama from theatres all over the Greater Manchester area. Chads were thrilled to have won:


Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Dan – Private Fears in Public Places

Technical Award for Lighting and set design – On Golden Pond

Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Mr Bob Acres – The Rivals

Best Director – Pam Slater – Visiting Mr Green


In the GMDF One Act Festival, which was hosted at our theatre, we also won:

Best Director – Hamish Lawson – Consequences

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Cilla – Consequences


Also, at Wilmslow One Act Festival we won

Best Production – Consequences


What a fantastic year it was for Chads Theatre! Congratulations and well done to all entrants, nominees and winners.



Theatre exterior photo by © Ian Butterfield

The Centenary Roofing Project




What is it about?

Chads Theatre is a fantastic local asset. Standing at the top of Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, it has been at its present location since the mid fifties. It has an enviable reputation for putting on high quality plays.


Our Centenary Project is about re-roofing and refurbishing our theatre. We need to raise almost £300,000 to complete the work. Of course we already have money saved from our income but we do need to raise funds. This season has been quite successful. We have raised:

£25,000 from a bid to the Garfield Weston Foundation

Over £10,000 from the Christmas Challenge, where Garfield Weston doubled donations made by supporters

And £1,350 from the Smartie Tube collection

All our social events (like the June Ball) will also add to the coffers.

Now we are planning more fund raising.

We have registered our cause with easyfundraising and have so far raised about £50. We need all you on line shoppers to register, too.





We are setting up a 100 Club, where members make a monthly donation of £5 to the theatre and have their number entered each month into a prize draw.

Details of both the above are available in our recent newsletters or by email

We are also planning to have special T shirts for the Christmas show, which will be our 400th production and are hoping to plan a summer fete in 2016.

If you have any further ideas for raising funds, please contact Ann Quaife at the email address above.



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Chads Youth Theatre Needs You



Our Youth Theatre needs YOU!


Are you aged 12-18 and wanting to get involved with an award-winning Youth Theatre run by two professional and experienced tutors?

The Youth Theatre meet every term-time Tuesday and work on improving voice, movement and much more! Then, you have the chance to take to the main stage for your very own production. Don’t forget that you can audition for other main stage productions too!

For more information, to join this coming academic year, email us at and we will send you all the info you need.

Hurry! Limited places, so get in touch now.

Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge!

And now for something completely different…


ChadsTheatre member, Sue Beardsell cycled from coast to coast at the end of May 2016: to be precise, from Morecambe to Bridlington, a distance of 178 miles! Over 5 days with 3 friends and yes, several people had questioned her sanity – herself included – but she thought it would be a good way to raise money for our Chads roof project!


Sue recently cycled to Chester from Bramhall and back the following day, but she had never cycled anywhere near this distance so the thought of those hills and long stretches of road must have been pretty scary!


Thank you so much, Sue. You really are a Chads shining star!


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