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The Miller Centre
Originally a church and then a school, the premises were converted to a day centre and theatre by The Park Hill Trust - a registered charity that aims to improve the quality of life for older people in retirement.
Activities are organised during the day by The Miller Centre Club and the The Miller Centre Players stage regular productions in the theatre.
The theatre has 198 seats (108 raked) and can be adapted for both proscenium arch and in the round productions. It is also used as a cinema once a month to show modern blockbusters and classic films.
The stage has a variable speed revolve and the theatre contains excellent technical equipment to enhance productions.
Other facilities include meeting rooms, a studio, a well-equipped workshop and a wardrobe department.
The centre was named after Dorothy Miller, founder of the Caterham Players in 1945.
The Miller Centre Theatre Company
The Miller Centre Players was formed in 1991 following a merger of the Miller Centre Workshop and the Caterham Players.
Anyone not wishing to tread the boards will find ample opportunity for involvement in a live theatre environment as all aspects of the productions are undertaken by members whether it be stage management, lighting, sound, wardrobe, set design and construction or scenery painting. Lack of experience is no barrier - our aim is for enjoyment coupled with a sense of achievement and the satisfaction of earning a good reputation with our audience.
In 2010, the name of the charity was changed to The Miller Centre Theatre Company although the previous name, Miller Centre Players, was retained as a registered working name.
A regular newsletter, ‘On Stage’, keeps members informed and new members are always welcome.
The Miller Centre Theatre Company is a registered charity (No 1044236) and is managed by a board of trustees, elected annually.
The Miller Centre Club
During the day, The Miller Centre Club is a friendly meeting place for members who have volunteered to help with the Centre and others who come along to enjoy a wide range of interests and activities.
Activities, available to Club members only, include two Book Clubs, Bridge, Miller Moviemakers, Crafts, Quilting, Painting (oil and watercolour), Scrabble, Folk Dancing, Table Tennis, Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga. The Film Club shows films in the theatre each month and the Miller Centre Outings Club arranges frequent excursions to places of interest. Weekly, our Lunch Club offers delicious home-cooked meals and our Coffee Mornings provide excellent coffee with lively conversation.
Members are also invited to assist in the running of the theatre by helping at the Box Office during the week and providing the front-of-house personnel during the productions.
Some members prefer to assist the Wardrobe in theatrical costume making and hire or help with set construction and scenery painting.
Coffee Mornings are held every Friday at 11:00am when anyone interested in more information can meet Miller Centre Club members.
For more information and a Welcome Pack please contact the Box Office by telephone (Tel: 01883 349850) or visit
The Miller Centre Club Committee, elected annually by the members, manages the Club.