The Masque Theatre is very active and was created by our founder Bertie Stern in 1959 to encourage voluntary participation in all forms of theatre by all people.
Before his death in 1993 he gave the Masque Theatre over to the 4 Dramatic Societies to run.
Subsequently, his estate created the Masque Theatre Trust to own the property, but the responsibility of administration and operation was to be undertaken by the Stern Masque Theatre Association The members of the dramatic societies currently represented on the committee elect this non-profit, voluntary body to office.
The theatre was destroyed by fire in 1997, and it took two years to rebuild (thanks largely to the generosity of the late Joan St Leger-Lindbergh). It is now a first-class venue, seating 174, able to host live shows (musicals, dramas, dancing, etc.), seminars, presentations, film shows, and so on.
Facilities and equipment include dressing rooms, excellent lighting, and sound equipment