Welcome to HATS, Holsworthy

Our Next Show

Who are we

After the Show is Over Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society, or HATS, is an theatrical group in Holsworthy, North Devon. We stage plays, comedies, musicals and pantomimes and run our own HATS Theatre - for both our productions and events run by the local community....

What do you want to do:

What's on - find out about future events at the Theatre.

Book a Seat - find out how to book a seat at the Theatre, relevant contact details, even a seat plan of the theatre. Alas, no on-line booking - yet!

Joining in - for information about us and how you can join us, sponsor a seat or even book the Theatre for your own production.

Lots about HATS - everything you wanted to know about HATS, and maybe much you didn't! Find out how we are organised, our Committee, our Constitution, about our fundraising initiatives, our history (way back to the 1920's) and even an extensive description of what goes on to make a production. You can even find out how to borrow our costumes.

Members'Information - as it suggests this is information of most relevance to members - newsletters, shows, events - both current information and an extensive archive section

Past productions - details and photos of past productions.


HATS is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

Contact Us

The Theatre is in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy,
Devon EX21 6BH, Tel: 01409 253826.
Leave a phone message, or contact us through this Site.

Next Public Show

Noises Off

"A farce about a farce..." Written by Michael Frayn, Produced and Directed by Sarah O'Connor

Thu 17th Sep ... Sat 26th Sep 2015

Booking starts on:
Tue 1st September

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

Further Information

Members Activities

AGM & Panto Casting

The 2015 AGM will be held on Mon 28th Sept.

This is normally then followed by a reading for panto parts.
The pantomime for 2016 is still under discussion - an update will follow shortly.

Note if you are interested in doing panto, it is important you attend the readings.

News see all

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11/8 HATS' latest NODA Review

Ian Goodenough of NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) came to watch HATS perform Blithe Spirit, one of his all time favourites:

"As always, the society did not disappoint and I found myself swept back to the first time I saw the play as a child... Congratulations on another winner!" 

Read the full report here.

18/6 Summer Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available to read online.

10/5 Blithe Spirit opens 21 May

Noel Coward’s hilarious supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit, comes to Holsworthy later this month. The play first opened in London’s West End in 1941 and has barely been off stage since. Director, Evelyn Earles said: "We have a great cast for this excellent play, featuring some HATS regulars and some new talent. If you’ve never seen one of our productions, I urge you to come along and give it a go." Tickets are on sale now from the theatre box office.

20/4 Photos - Cheshire Cats

Ahead of HATS' 2015 Spring play, Blithe Spirit, we take a look back at last year's highly successful May production, Cheshire Cats, through a selection of rehearsal and show photographs.

19/4 Autumn 2015 play announced

HATS' play for September 2015 will be Noises Off - "a farce about a farce..." - written by Michael Frayn, produced and directed by Sarah O'Connor. Click for further information (and to find out how to audition for a part).

27/3 'Blithe Spirit' cast confirmed

Producer Eve Earles has selected her cast for HATS' 2015 Spring play, and full rehearsals are under way. For cast details click here.

26/3 HATS donates to Hospice Long House Appeal

HATS has presented a cheque donation to North Devon Hospice after fundraising through its panto ticket sales.

19/3 Spring Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available to read online.

8/3 Another glowing report for HATS

Ian Goodenough of NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) says HATS just keeps getting better and better: "I thought last year’s production was good. This year you topped it. I can’t wait for 2016!"

7/3 Babes in the Wood photos are up

Re-live the story, fun, and priceless facial expressions captured in these photographs from this year's pantomime!