Welcome to HATS, Holsworthy

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

Run for Your Wife

Thu 11th Sep ... Sat 20th Sep 2014

Booking starts on:
Tue 26th August

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

Further Information

Members Activities

Back in September, a very helpful 'defib' training session was held for members to learn how to use the machine that is sited in the green room.

We have now secured a second training session to be held at the theatre on 19th August at 7.00pm. (It's a Tuesday.) Anyone who did not attend the previous session and is interested in learning to use the defib machine, please let either Ian Croxton or Annette Dennis have your name asap, as places are limited.


News see all

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8/7 NODA Review of 'Cheshire Cats'

You must read the 'Crit' of 'Cheshire Cats' written by Ian Goodenough of Noda.  Congratulations to Sarah, the Cast and Production Team.

26/6 'Cheshire Cats' a success in more ways than one

The HATS Spring play 'Cheshire Cats' moved its audiences, who praised the play's integrity and donated most generously to the Walk the Walk Charity. A total of £300 was donated by our audiences, and with the £400 of HATS' takings from tickets on opening night, together we raised the princely sum of £700 for the breast cancer charity. A big thank you to all who were involved in the play, supported it and came to watch.

26/6 'Run for your Wife' is cast!

For details of the cast list click here.

21/5 More Men Needed

Ken Tyrell is short of men for his next play, 'Run for your Wife'. Come along to the reading/audition on Monday 2nd June, or call him on 01409 231230.

17/4 More Sad News

Margaret Salter has very sadly passed away.

20/3 NODA Review of Ali Baba

The NODA review of HATS' latest pantomime, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is now up on the website.

20/3 Spring Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available to read online.

17/3 'Cheshire Cats' Cast List Announced

The play for Spring, Cheshire Cats, has now been cast and rehearsals are underway.