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History of The Phoenix Theatre Company:-

The Phoenix Theatre Company Chelmsford was created after a fire on the stage in October 1997 (the fire was started by children outside the building), which spread to the stage in which MLADS lost virtually everything, flats, furniture, properties and lighting. The stage and backstage areas were completely refurbished and the MLADS production that had already been in rehearsal "It Runs In The Family" was performed in early March 1998 under the umbrella of "The Phoenix Theatre Company" with the intention that other local drama groups could use our newly refurbished facilities and make our venue more of a local theatre venue. However members of other local drama groups have performed with us from time to time.

Unfortunately the Moulsham Lodge Community Centre closed in August 2005, but we have been meeting in Melbourne for our regular meetings since then but from we have been meeting in the function room at the Rose and Crown, 57 The Green, Writtle but will be returning to Melbourne Avenue from November 2014 and continue to perform our productions at the church hall within Christ Church, New London Road, Chelmsford.

MLADS are now known as the Phoenix Theatre Company which we have adopted as our official name having risen from the ashes.

(see History of MLADS) for previous history.