Flexibility is the key word for Tread the Boards in 2020.

Given the worries of the Global Pandemic and the need to make staying healthy a priority we've been evaluating and adjusting our activities accordingly.

Our Trustees have undertaken some Covid briefing/training sessions and as a result we've been able to deliver a blend of drama activities throughout the year - and remain open to approaches from potential new members.

Our membership traditionally delivers several live theatrical productions each year but for 2020 we've had to change tack.

Consequently, we have undertaken skills workshops over the internet, created our own material, learnt about filming, uploading and sharing video and kept a modest social programme underway.

Wavendon Gate Pavilion, our usual venue for rehearsals, is used on Monday evenings for very small-scale activities within Covid guidelines - and always with one of our own appointed Covid marshals ensuring track and trace, sanitising and social distance. 

We've Been Active On Zoom

The lockdown may have prevented us from holding our usual meetings, rehearsals and at least one production, but we have kept things giong through online Zoom sessions. Our activities have included a Workshop session (yes, it can be done online!), Quiz nights, our AGM, and several play readings.

New Audio and Video productions

We have developed one of our play readings, Hit or Miss by Barry Lambert, into a full-blown audion presentation. With the permission of the author and copyright holder, we can now present this under the TTB Audio / Video menu. In addition we now have a series of video monologues on YouTube. You can find a link to these as well under TTB Audio / Video.

Welcome to the website of Tread the Boards Theatre Group, now established as a leading amateur drama group in Milton Keynes with a proud 30 year history.

Tread the Boards (TTB) was founded in Newport Pagnell, Bucks, in 1986. We are now a Registered Charity, but we started out as a group associated with the local Adult Education Centre and based in Ousedale School's Drama Studio. Our first production was Alan Ayckbourn's "Bedroom Farce". Over the next couple of years we put on a variety of shows (see our Past Productions page), built a regular audience and developed to the point where we felt that we could achieve more as a group independent of Adult Education. We now perform across Milton Keynes.

In this site you will find a potted history of TTB, details of our future productions and how to book for them, as well as a list of our productions over the past 30 years.

We have always prided ourselves on being a friendly, open group that does not tolerate the cliques so often found in organisations. We genuinely welcome new members and try to actively develop their skills whether onstage or back stage. If you fancy treading the boards yourself, have a look at our Membership page for full details.

We hope that you find this site interesting; if you have any inquiries, please use the form on our Contact page.

Our Sponsors

Companies and Organisations who have sponsored and assisted with our productions.

D.E. Turneys Bakers, Newport Pagnell www.turneysbakeryltd.co.uk/
 French a la Carte MK, Walnut Tree, MK  www.frenchalacartemk.co.uk/
 Saray Tutkish Restaurant, Newport Pagnell  www.saraymk.co.uk/
 Moza Indian Restaurant  5 St John Street, Newport Pagnell
 Brinnick Locksmiths  58 High Street,Newport Pagnell
 Ken's Paper Collectables  29 High Street, Newport Pagnell
 The Wool Shop  1 High Street, Newport Pagnell
 Gulliver's Theme Parks  www.gulliversfun.co.uk
 energie fitness for women  21 St John Street, Newport Pagnell
 Wyrdos  6a St John Street, Newport Pagnell
 Changes Hairdressing  Stony Stratford, Willen and Walnut Tree
 Heritage Hunters  www.heritagehunters.org.uk
 Holiday Inn  London Road, Newport Pagnell
 Jaymac Graphics  www.jaymac-graphics.co.uk
 The Cafe Bookshop  Cranfield
Stagecoach Theatre Arts www.stagecoach.co.uk/
WhereCanWeGo.com https://www.wherecanwego.com/
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Tread the Boards is proud to be a member of NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. NODA has been supporting Amateur Theatre since 1899 and regularly provides TTB with professional reviews of our productions. You can find out more about NODA at their website, www.noda.org.uk/.

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If you are buying on-line, then why not use our Easyfundraising eStore.

You won't spend any more than going to the retailer's website directly, but you will help us to raise funds.

To see what is on offer, and the wide range of stores available, click on the button, or go to Tread the Boards e-Store.

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