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Ingatestone and Fryerning Dramatic Club

Ingatestone & Fryerning Dramatic Club (IFDC) Is an amateur dramatics organisation located In Ingatestone, Essex and have been producing plays and comedies for over sixty years.

We invite you to look through this web site, where you can find out more about the Club, its people and productions (both past and present). 

We hope you will find the site of interest and we would be delighted if you were involved in our future programme of shows. 

Our Club is primarily based on having fun and we think this is reflected in the enthusiasm shown by all who participate.

Performances are held at the Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre located in the picturesque village of Ingatestone.

About Us

Ingatestone & Fryerning Dramatic Club (IFDC) was founded in 1946 and has produced fantastic productions ever since. From classic farces to gripping dramas, the IFDC are sure to have given it a go!

Our main aim is to study and perform any kind of theatrical work. The Club aims to be innovative and enterprising, building on the enthusiastic foundations laid by its founder members.

Our Productions

The IFDC produce 1 to 2 plays a year with varying themes, size of cast, directors etc. and within all of these, a range of different roles are available; from acting to stage crew, to sound and lighting, to set design/building, to costumes and make-up, prompt, even (perhaps) directing your own show! There's so much to get involved in.

As if that isn't enough, there are always the social aspects, play readings, theatre trips, the pub (after rehearsals) and a meal out on a production night. There're lots of friends to be made and lots of fun to be had.

For a list of the plays we have stages over the years since 1947, click here.

Our Rehearsal Rooms

The Club mainly rehearses at the Fryerning Parish Hall, which has wonderful acoustics.

If reading this has interested you, please contact us using the link below, and let us know how you'd like to be involved. And for those of you who aren't interested in getting involved actively, why not contact us and get put on our mailing list? You'll be kept up to date with all our activities throughout each year, so there's no excuse to miss a thing.

Our Theatre Space

The majority of Club productions are staged in Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre. This hall seats up to 300 people and has a large stage with good stage equipment, excellent sound and lighting systems, and adequate changing facilities. 


  • Contact Name: Angela Beckett
  • Telephone: 07867 313770
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