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Our regular meetings are on Wednesday evenings at Sandon Village Hall, Woodhill Road, Sandon CM2 7SQ starting at 8:00pm


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 September 2013 we have been meeting in the function room at the Rose and Crown, 57 The Green, Writtle but returned 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.

For the history of MLADS before we became the Phoenix Theatre Company follow this link 
History of MLADS .

We are affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association

We are members of the North Essex Theatre Guild

Membership is open to anyone interested in drama whether in acting or in the various back stage and front of house activities associated with a production.

Full membership fee is 50.00 per annum.

Membership fee for members of state pension age and full-time students is 25.00 per annum.

The fees can be paid in full in January or in quarterly or half yearly instalments.

The membership year is from 1st January to 31st December.

For further information contact the Secretary or Chairman - see

Awards the company have received

Memories of Previous Members of MLADS & The Phoenix Theatre Company

Links to other drama websites

© Phoenix Theatre Company, Chelmsford 2003-2024

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We are pleased to be able to meet again in person at the Sandon Village Hall

We are very proud to have "Blithe Spirit"
Awarded for Best Drama by NODA East for the 2019 season

Also Angela Gee was awarded for Best Supporting Actress by the NETG in 2019-20 in "Blithe Spirit"

Past Productions

Blithe Spirit

Sex Cells

Curtain Up On