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5 February 2015.


Dear Member


At the last AGM members were asked if they would agree to the motion that the Guild Council amend the Memorandum and Articles (Constitution) to be more flexible for the purposes of our organisation.  Making these changes had been suggested by one of our funders as well as our fundraiser as a way of allowing us to be more flexible in the use of our resources to raise money for the Guild but which would not infringe our charitable status.  It was also a way of simplifying the M&As to be more in tune with our organisation.  The meeting, unanimously, agreed to the motion and Council, in conjunction with an expert in these matters, has worked on the amendments.


The changes have now been made and submitted to OSCR (The Office of Scottish Charity Regulator) which has accepted them.  We are now required to have a General Meeting for our Members to accept them and I hereby invite you to come to an Extraordinary General meeting to be held on Sunday 22nd of February at 2.00 in Criffel View on the Crichton Campus for the purpose of voting on the special resolution “ That the Members of the Guild of Players accept the amended Memorandum and Articles” .  Doors will be open from 1.30 and directions on how to get there are included.  Also included are notes on the changes made and information on Open Auditions for our next production.


If you would like to see a copy of the full M&As prior to the meeting please contact me on 01387 255268 or at and I will arrange this.  If you are unable to attend but wish to nominate a proxy, please fill in the enclosed form.


I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Yours faithfully,

Sandy McDougall

Secretary, Guild of Players.




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Work shop session  for people who are interested in  drama and the performing arts. On Wednesdays at 7.00 run by Ali Anderson-Dyer.  They run for 2 hours  and cost £3 for members and £5 for non-members so if you would like to join or know anyone who would like to come along, please do so.  You'll be very welcome.  It's not too late to join in! 


We are supported by

Holywood Trust, D&G Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, Robertson Trust, Monument Trust,  DTDT, Historic Scotland and Public donations.


The oldest working theatre in Scotland


Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2JH

Tel: 01387 254209

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Booking Information

Guild Productions

(excluding Pantomime)


Tickets can also be purchased online at  and over the phone on Tel: 01387 253383 (Credit card booking is also available) or in person through the Box Office Midsteeple , HighStreet , Dumfries

(Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm ,Saturday 10am - 1:30pm).


Tickets can also be purchased at theatre box office  30 min prior to  performance .(subject to availability)

Ticket Prices

Guild Productions (excluding pantomime)
Members £5.50
Non-members £7.50


All tickets £7.50

Members Pantomime

Members can order and pay for Panto
tickets in advance. Season booking has been reinstated.

Membership £20.00
Junior Membership £10.00

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The Guild of Players was founded as an amateur dramatic company in 1913. It has put on a season of plays for all but six of the years since then. There were no productions between 1915 and 1919, and none in 1944.

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