WELCOME to Wickham Bishops Drama Club. We are a friendly group located centrally between Witham, Maldon and Tiptree in rural Essex.

We are extremely fortunate to have access to a well appointed, state-of-the art stage and probably the best amateur wardrobe in the country.
With the the exception of such plays as our recent 'Allo 'Allo, all of our costumes are made by our industrious wardrobe team.

New Members are always welcome. We operate two sections of membership: the Junior Workshop (7yrs to 16yrs) and the adult group (16yrs +++). We aim to stage three productions a year, one of which being our locally popular pantomime, a large scale production involving all members.


All You Need to Know

Child Safeguarding and Safety
Mindful of the duty of care to be exercised when working with children, the Club operates robust Child Protection and Health and Safety policies based upon the guidance issued by the ECC, (Essex County Council) and NODA, (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association).





Membership of our Club is open to anyone age 7 or over with an interest in any aspect of theatre, whether it be:

  • Acting
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Set Design and Construction
  • Backstage Crew and Stage Management
  • Directing
  • Front of House Duties
  • Box Office
  • Publicity and Promotion
  • Costumes And Props
    • . . . or Simply Helping Out
No experience necessary - We welcome enthusiastic members who would like to start a new hobby or maybe get back into one.
Being involved in a theatre production, be it on or off stage, is very rewarding and a great way to meet like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly environment.


We ask members of the Club to pay a yearly membership fee, for this small charge you will receive:

  • Consideration for casting in current or forthcoming productions
  • Access to our members e-mailing list and Facebook Group/s for news, information and announcements about WBDC activities
  • Access to great social functions over the course of the year


Wickham Bishops Drama Club is affiliated to both the the National Operatic and Drama Association (NODA)
and the local North Essex Theatre Group (NETG).