Harborough Theatre Commemorates 90 years of the Market Harborough Drama Society with a Year Long Exhibition at the Harborough Museum

This year, Harborough Theatre turns 90. To celebrate this incredible achievement, Harborough Museum have dedicated a section of the museum to showcase the decades of entertainment the theatre has provided for the local community. The exhibition will be updated every two months and reveal how the theatre emerged in the 1930’s from a simple play reading group into the flourishing fully equipped theatre in the town centre that we know today.

Starting with the 1930s and 40s the display cabinets will present some of the costumes used, photography, props and historical information from each decade – bringing us right up to the 2020s. 

Harborough Theatre Chair, Hazel Cook, says: “This display has been put together collectively between our dedicated volunteers and the Harborough Museum staff. We are so lucky to have a vast archive, stretching back to the 1930s, that includes programmes and photography from past performances. We can’t wait to share our history with the town.”

Harborough Theatre is a volunteer-run, charitable incorporated organisation that puts on a wide variety of main auditorium and studio shows, social events and hosts many other activities each year, as well as the Harborough Cinema. MHDS always welcomes new members – for more information, visit harboroughtheatre.com or contact the box office most mornings Mon-Sat on 01858 463673.