Stretton Theatre and Concert Group
The Stretton Theatre and Concert Group (STCG) has been going strong in the Strettons for over 30 years. The STCG arranges regular theatre and concert visits from Church Stretton to venues usually less than a 2 hour coach journey from the town. We take advantage of group booking discounts and enjoy a relaxed door-to-door service, which usually allows time for some refreshment prior to the performance. Sometimes we stray further afield, particularly when we visit the RSC in Stratford, when we leave about 8:30 am and return by about 7:30 pm.
We aim to have, on average, two outings each month to a concert, play or musical. There are pick-up points in Church Stretton (Methodist Church and Beaumont Road Bus Stop), All Stretton and, depending on the venue, sometimes in Dorrington or Craven Arms as well.
Our Theatre visits are usually weekday matinees, setting off around midday (many members like to take a “picnic” to enjoy during the journey) to a wide variety of productions. We regularly visit Birmingham Rep, Wolverhampton Grand, Malvern Theatre, Stoke Regent and the RSC at Stratford.
Concerts, which are usually weekday evening performances, are mainly in the magnificent Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Membership costs just £10 p.a. per household, with an initial joining fee of £5. The Booking Secretaries send out a Booking Form with information about forthcoming productions which have been provisionally booked, with details of the date, cost, times and pick-up points. These are usually sent out on a monthly basis, depending on the date of the event and the theatre / hall's dates for confirmation and payment of the reserved tickets. It is then up to members whether or not they wish to apply for that particular production. These days, we prefer to do most of our correspondence by email but we can still cater for those who wish to receive details by post.
If you are interested in joining the Stretton Theatre Group, please contact the Secretary, Mrs. Jenny Heath, tel: 01694 722216 or e-mail All new members are assured of a very warm welcome.
More information about how we operate can be found here.