About us

Dronfield Players was founded in the Spring of 1943, at a time when every town and village in Britain had become used to the difficulties and shortages of wartime living. Thus was the seed of the Players sown, as a means of entertainment, through the formation of a play reading group. Since 1943, we have continued to go from strength to strength, and now we believe ourselves to be one of the premier amateur theatre groups in the Sheffield and Chesterfield area.

We currently perform our various productions at the Dronfield Civic Centre, which has all the facilities for staged productions that one might expect from a provincial theatre.

We are very proud of our long history of putting on excellent quality plays, whether drama, farce or comedy, and very much look forward to you perhaps joining us to help us keep that history alive.

                                                                                                                  Meet The Team


John Pashley


I have been involved in many productions for this society - Acting, directing, producing, set building, technical jobs such as lighting and effects etc, also taking productions to Dronfield's twin town Sindelfingen in Germany.  It's great fun and very rewarding to be involved in creating quality and entertainment for our audiences. 

Brendan Black

Committee Member


Alison Pashley


As secretary I deal with agendas, minutes, booking licenses and venues etc. I have also worked on countless plays, doing props, decor, prompt and helping front of house making teas. Every job is vital however big or small - its all about teamwork! 


Jeanette Roberts

Committee Member

I participate in all aspects of the society from backstage, props, stage manager to acting. I also enjoy the social scene which is varied and that is where i have met a lot of my friends.


Gordon Taylor



Caroline Hurt

Membership Secretary

Chrissy Broughton

Committee Member

I've been involved with Dronfield Players for 8 years and Treasurer for the last 4 years.  I've enjoyed a number of small parts and I particularly enjoy building the sets.

I joined the group about 5 years ago and although I've never acted with this group I've always played an active role backstage. Dronfield Players are well known for their elaborate sets & I'm often involved in helping to design and decorate them, which can sometimes involve trying to source all manner of unusual objects like a coffin from the local funeral directors, but it's really satisfying to all work together & create a great set.   I also love the social side and have made lots of like-minded friends within Players. 

Having moved to Dronfield 14 years ago, I was looking for a local amateur drama society to have some creative fun and meet like minded people.  I haven’t looked back since!  I've enjoyed learning props, wardrobe, set building, acting to Directing, as  well as a wide variety of social activities.  In addition, I am actively involved in committee life helping to ensure the continuation of this great society. The Players isn’t just about the plays we put on it’s also about it’s fellow members, the friendships and support many have shown to me over the years – I would never have had the nerve to do any of this without their help.

Carol Mullins

Committee Member

Daniel Roberts

Committee Member

I joined  in 2006. I'd been to see lots of DP plays and my friend Bridget invited me to come and meet the members. I decided to join and have had a fun time since.  I've acted on stage and done all the different backstage tasks (except lighting and sound). One of my favourite rolls was as Jane in "Wife after Death" when I acted with Winnie a beautiful, and well behaved, cocker spaniel. She stole the show I think!!  DP also has a very active social side."

I started in amateur drama around 15 yrs ago. I have had the opportunity to participate in set design, sound, lights, stage management as well as acting. Through Dronfield Players I have made many great new friends not just through putting on plays and participating in one act festivals but also through the social side of the society.