Welcome to HATS, Holsworthy

Who are we

After the Show is Over Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society, or HATS, is a 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 EX22 6BH, Tel: 01409 253826.
The phone is only manned for a few weeks around a show date, so best you contact us through this Site.

Click headers for more information.

4/12 Bill Littlechild

We bring you the sad news that Bill Littlechild has passed away. 

Mary, his wife joined us in the very early 1980's and directed several pantos - including Ali Baba, Toad of Toad Hall, Cinderella to name but a few.  Bill worked with Mary as stage crew, helped paint scenery, built props and stage managed.  Always helpful and jolly.  Mary was taken very ill in 1991 and lost her fight for life.

He did almost fall through the auditorium ceiling once!  Luckily one of our members came into the theatre and saw Bills legs dangling from the ceiling and hoisted him to safety.

When there is news of his funeral, it will be posted here.


1/12 Holsworthy Late Night Shopping

HATS appeared at the Holsworthy Christmas Lights Switch On last night. We gave out free mince pies (with or without clotted cream), sold vouchers, handed out membership forms and held a raffle. The raffle raised £100 for our funds, so thank you for participating! All winners have now been notified.


24/11 HATS receives Co-Op Local Causes donation

You, the general public raised £2866.50 towards HATS new LED lighting by donating via the Co-Op's Local Causes fund. This morning, several HATS members dressed in costume at Holsworthy Co-Op to say a huge THANK YOU.

Members Activities

Theatre Events

Mon 4th Feb ... 16 Feb: Puss in Boots (HATS)

HATS Production!
Puss in Boots

Mon 4th Feb ... 16 Feb
Booking starts on:
Sat 12th January

Doors Open: 7.00 pm (Matinees 2.00 pm)

Further Information

Sat 23rd Feb 19: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Up Close Theatre
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Sat 23rd Feb 19
Booking Date: TBA

Tickets available from Ticketsource from 5pm on 1st September 2018

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

No further information available

16th-18th & 23rd-25th May 2019: Goodnight Mr Tom (HATS)

HATS Production!
Goodnight Mr Tom

16th-18th & 23rd-25th May 2019
Booking starts on:
Mon 29th April

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

Further Information

Fri 28th Jun 19: "Take a Chance on Us" ABBA Tribute

Outside organisation
"Take a Chance on Us" ABBA Tribute

Fri 28th Jun 19
Booking Date: TBA

Doors Open: 7.30 pm

Further Information

Sept 2019: Tell-Tale Murder (HATS)

HATS Production!
Tell-Tale Murder

Sept 2019
Booking starts on:
Mon 19th August

Doors Open: 7.00 pm

Further Information