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Would you like to

Try your hand at reading a part out loud
Help Davenham Players find good play scripts
Come along for a social and meet us and other drama people
Have a quiet cup of tea and biscuits and listen

You can do all of these things if you come along to the theatre...
Click for more details Play Reading Social
1st September 2022
An Evening of Short Films with
Screenwriter and Short Film Maker,
Alan Fleet, M.A.
What is a short film?  Any film less than fifteen minutes in length

Who makes them?  Anyone

What are they about?  Anything

Location or Studio?

See over twenty short films shot on budgets ranging from £zero to £10,000, in locations as varied as the man-cave, the garden, Davenham,...
Click for more details An Evening of Short Films with Film Maker Alan Fleet
2nd September 2022
The Ben Holder Trio is a stellar line-up of incredible musicians, blending an energetic mix of traditional jazz and swing with Ben's own infectious originals, which hark back to the fun and swing of the 1920s and 1930s. The group is one of the most exciting bands to emerge in recent years.

Led by the fiery...
Click for more details Jazz Ben Holder Trio
29th September 2022
We like to make our theatre available to other music or drama companies at times when our own company is not on stage. We will always try to fit you in if we can, especially groups from the local community. Click for more details Hire Davenham Theatre


jazz@davenham has become a well-known name in the North West. Run by local volunteer enthusiasts, the gigs attract large regular audiences in our cosy setting. Visiting musicians love the hall’s acoustics and tell us that it is wonderful to play for such appreciative and knowledgeable folk. jazz@davenham now attracts top-flight instrumentalists & vocalists from Manchester and beyond who together with audience atmosphere, acoustics and (cask) ale from Tatton brewery cannot be bettered.

What Davenham Players Means to Me

So glad I finally got around to pursuing a long-held passion for the theatre. Davenham theatre is the place to be for creativity with good friends


“I’ve been an old crone with wax warts, an appalling mother-in-law, a ghost, a sex chat-line worker, worked backstage, front of house, painted and cleaned. Whatever next?”


I came along to do lighting; got roped into a play reading and was on stage in a Pinter play within 6 weeks. And I’m still here!