Become a Friend of DarlingtonOS

If you are making someone a Friend as a gift, complete the form with the recipients details and complete your name and address at the foot of the form.

About Us




Friends of DarlingtonOS

The Society has performed twice a year since 1945 at the Darlington Civic Theatre. After helping to save the theatre from closure, DarlingtonOS bought and then sold the theatre to Darlington Borough Council.


The Society is run by a committee who are responsible for the selection of shows, appointment of the production team, casting of each show, control of the show budgets as well as fulfilling our charitable duties and supporting local charities with annual financial giving.

We have an army of dedicated volunteers who help behind the scenes in order for our productions to be as professional as possible.

DarlingtonOS gives pleasure to thousands every year by presenting first class musicals at the Civic Theatre in Darlington, and the pleasure we give with our productions on stage is matched by the pleasure we give to local charities with regular donations.

As a registered charity we aim to give pleasure to people by presenting a mix of fun, thought provoking and, sometimes, outrageous musicals while at the same time raising much needed funds for local charities both large and small.

Charities that have recently benefited from donations by DarlingtonOS include Darlington Samaritans, Darlington Hospital Radio, Darlington & District Talking Newspaper, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Great North Air Ambulance, and Ivy House as well as their main benefactor St. Teresa’s Hospice on Woodland Road.

If you are involved in a local Charity and would like to be considered for a donation please contact us using the links below.

Peter Barron MBE

Peter joined us to promote our production of Titanic: The Musical in April 2012, marking the 100th anniversary of the disaster. He was originally to be playing the part of W.T. Stead, (a former editor of the Northern Echo who died on the Titanic) in the Boarding and Smoking Room scenes in one performance. As time went on, he became more and more involved, and eventually appeared throughout the show in every performance.

As the final curtain fell on Titanic we were proud to make Peter our first Honorary Patron, and in March 2013 Peter was unanimously voted in as President of DarlingtonOS. We will continue to work in partnership with Peter to keep live theatre thriving in Darlington and the surrounding area.

For an annual donation of just £10 you can become a “Friend of DarlingtonOS” which entitles you to many benefits including:

  • Discounted ticket prices on all shows*
  • Unique behind the scenes opportunities, information and Friends
  • One free programme per Friend per show
  • An informative quarterly Friends newsletter
  • Your name listed as a Friend in each show programme
  • Your name listed as a Friend on our website
  • Friends Membership card

*Discounts offered may differ on a show by show basis