Preston Musical Comedy Society

Preston Musical Comedy Society was formed in 1953 performing it’s first production, The Desert Song, at The Royal Hippodrome in 1954.

The society has called many Theatres in Preston home since that first production. These have included The Gaumont Theatre, The Empire and The Charter Theatre which we still use along with the Playhouse.

Over the years the Society has helped many of it’s members on their way to a successful career in showbiz – Alfie Boe, John Thomson, Tupele Dorgu, Jessica Pieterson (nee Taylor), Sophie McDonnell and Julie Atherton to name just a few.

Preston Musical Comedy Society continues to be one of the most highly regarded companies in the North West. In recent years we have won more NODA awards than any other group in our region and we continue to present top quality musicals and pantomimes for the people of Preston.

Oliver! 2019

Photo: Alyssa Gilbert

Spamalot 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

PMCS are a group of amateur drama enthusiasts who get together to put on shows and pantomimes once or twice a year. Don’t let the amateur status put you off though as we constantly get praise and recognition for the professional appearance of our productions.
This is backed up by the recent awards our shows and performers have received.

Not at all, whilst the shows we put on are musical in nature, we are always happy to welcome dancers and actors.
In fact you can become a member of the society and find yourself useful even if you can’t sing, dance or act. Those of us who fall into this category find other ways to contribute. The best way is to volunteer to help out backstage or at the front of house at showtime.

If you are intending to become a performing member, you will have to show us what you can do. Don’t worry though, we are not interested in putting you through the ringer, we only want to make sure you can either carry a tune or move your feet without falling over.
All auditions are informal and are in front of a small group. Interested in joining? Click Here to send us a message and we will get back to you.

Yes, all members of the society pay an annual membership fee to help cover the cost of productions including advertising and insurances. This fee depends on your age.

Under 16 = £10,
16 – 20 = £20,
21 and over = £30.
There is also a small fee payable at each rehearsal. Don’t be alarmed by this though as it’s only £1.

If this is the case, you can become a patron. This costs £15.00 per year individual and £20.00 for a couple/joint patron. To acknowledge your support, Patrons get 10% off tickets purchased.