Formed in 1925, our first production was staged in 1927 and the only break in production history was during World War 2. Since then, the society has staged many popular, well-known musicals, plays and shows also creating future talent for the world of musical theatre, film and television. 

The earliest of these being in the 1960's when Mina Kirkbright (nee Hall) and Bill Dixon (pictured left), starred in 'Opportunity Knocks' and appeared 7 times.

Not only has Mina been on television, her son Paul Kirkbright, starred in 'Jossy's Giants' in 1986 playing the part of Ricky Sweet.  He is now heavily involved in his local AmDram Society in Chester, not only taking to the stage but directing as well.


Our society is split into two sections, St. Philip's AODS is for adult members and our Junior Workshop for children aged 6-18.  Each year each section stages one major performance with members of our Junior section taking some roles in our senior productions.



Recently we have undergone some major changes as a society, as we lost our home of many years - like many other societies in Bolton.  However, in true St. Philip's style, with sheer determination and perseverance, we have a new home right in the centre of Bolton - which we have transformed into our own purpose built theatre.

Our doors are open to anyone, regardless of their skills or talent - we greatly receive any support from those willing to dedicate some time to the society. Whether being on stage as a member of the cast, or within one of the many other areas that contribute to staging a production.


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