The season at the Apollo is our main activity during the year, but all sorts of other things take place at the theatre. Here’s an idea of the things that are happening on a regular basis.
There’s a coffee morning every other Saturday morning from 10.00-12.00, where current members meet and hang out (with tea, coffee and cake) and new members and those with an interest in what we do can meet some of the members, have a tour of the theatre and generally find out more about us. All are very welcome – here’s the list of coffee morning dates.
Box office receipts just about cover the expenses of running the Apollo, so to bring in additional income to help fund improvements to the theatre a maximum of 100 people donate £5 per month. Their names are entered into a prize draw and each month one person wins a cash prize of £50, except in February, when the prize is £250, and August, when one lucky winner will receive £500. To be in with a chance, download the 100 club application form and fill it in, give the relevant bit to your bank and pass the tear-off slip to the secretary, business manager or any member of the committee, or, for non-members, hand it in to the box office. You’ll be entered into the draws from then on. Good luck!
Jazz at the Apollo
The Apollo is delighted to be involved with jazz on the Island and to be the ‘home’ for the Newport Jazz Club. Once a month, on a
Sunday, an evening of jazz by both local and well-known artistes is held at the theatre. Tickets can often be purchased when the Apollo box office is open (ie during the run of one of our ‘main season’ shows) but outside those times can be booked in advance by phoning 523879 or 730601 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be bought on the door if available. The next concert is usually in our ‘Stop Press’ section on the home page.
Art in the Bar
There is an exhibition of art by local artists in the theatre bar during every production: sometimes the artworks are for sale, while at other times it’s an opportunity to show some of the wonderful skills that are around on the Island.