About Us

In a nutshell

Bishopstoke Players is a drama group based near Eastleigh in Hampshire, UK.

We were formed in 1947 to raise money for what was then the National Children’s Home (now Action for Children). Fast forward to today and we’ve presented well over 200 dramas, comedies and pantomimes, raising thousands of pounds for charity.

In a normal year we perform three full-length shows and regularly take part in one-act Drama Festivals across southern England. A thriving member of the local drama community, we regularly receive awards and nominations for our work.

After Bishopstoke Memorial Hall was closed for redevelopment in 2000 we have performed in Durley Memorial Hall, with a view to returning to Bishopstoke when the replacement community facility is built.

In 2005 we were delighted and honoured to be awarded the NCH Stephenson Award “for outstanding commitment to the work of NCH and as recognition of the considerable contribution made in a voluntary capacity to the lives of some of the United Kingdom’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families.”.

Stephenson Award 2005 certificate

Stephenson Award 2005 certificate