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Starry Nights 2020

We are delighted that booking is now open for our favourite, annual, major fund-raiser for Playbox Theatre.

2020 promises to be bigger, and better, than ever before!

Starry Nights is a wonderful opportunity for Playbox members, from the youngest, to the oldest, to come together to create a magnificent, celebratory, production, sharing extracts from some of the company’s most exciting works over its 33-year history.

There are NO AUDITIONS! This is an opportunity for everyone to get involved, without the pressure of selection, or the rigours of a long, and intensive, rehearsal period.

It is a wonderful project for those that are new to performing, as well as those that are well-seasoned on stage at Playbox.

Everyone works together to create something truly unique.

To offer as many opportunities as possible, there will be 2 companies: Team Cygnus and Team Pegasus. The teams will rehearse, and perform, at separate times, but will perform the same production.

You can even sign up to be in both casts and we promise that you will be featured in different extracts in each version.

Rehearsal and performance dates for the different teams are as follows:


Monday 17th Feb 9.00-15.00

Wednesday 19th Feb 9.00-15.00

Thursday 20th Feb 16.00 for 19.00 performance (finished by 21.00 approx.)

Saturday 22nd Feb 12.00 for 13.00 performance (finished by 15.00 approx.)


Tuesday 18th Feb 9.00-15.00

Thursday 20th Feb 9.00-15.00

Friday 21st Feb 16.00 for 19.00 performance (finished by 21.00 approx.)

Saturday 22nd Feb 16.00 for 17.00 performance (finished by 19.00 approx.)

POPCORN CLUB - This year, for the first time, we are running an ‘after rehearsal club’ from 15.00-17.00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for children who would love to stay all day, and to support parents who are unable to collect at 15.00. These places can be booked online at any time until the deadline of Friday 31st January. The daily cost of ‘Popcorn Club’ is £15. ‘Popcorn Club’ will include a light tea; film screening and theatre games…a perfect way to wind down at the end of a busy day!

Places for Starry Nights are booked on a first-come-first-served basis, and once each age category is filled, we would need to add you to a waiting list. Be warned – this project tends to sell-out very quickly!

Do note, the lower age limit for participants is 5 years (pre-schoolers are not eligible to take part).

Everyone who signs up to take part in Starry Nights must be a fully paid, current, member of Playbox Theatre. This applies to the time of registration, as well as during the Starry Nights project itself. Please contact Membership on 01926 419555 and settle any outstanding fees before booking.

Booking is online only – in order to ensure a fair opportunity for all members. If you have difficulty in accessing the link, please contact us on 01926 419555 or email us at

To book for Team Cygnus click here

To book for Team Pegasus click here

Please choose the team that suits your family’s availability best.

The cost to participate in Starry Nights 2020 is £75, or £88 to include a Starry Nights t-shirt. Those who order Starry Nights t-shirts will be asked to wear them as costume for the show (if you don’t order a t-shirt, you will be asked to provide a suitably coloured, plain t-shirt to co-ordinate with the colour selected for this year).

As you know, Starry Nights is a crucial fund-raising event in Playbox Theatre’s calendar and every penny of income goes towards enabling us to continue to offer the best possible opportunities for our members.

All Playbox directors donate their time absolutely free, working to create a spectacular show for family, friends and supporters to enjoy.

Tickets for the production are £12 each and are now on sale via our website, by phone or in person at The Dream Factory, Warwick. We are sure that lots of your family and friends will want to come and support.

To find out more information, please take a look at out Starry Nights FAQs, or email

We really hope that lots of members of all ages, from across all Playbox centres, will be joining us. We can’t wait to work with you!

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The Dream Factory

Stratford Road

Warwick CV34 6LE

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1926 419555

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