Great Malvern
Theatre of Small Convenience
Edith Walk
Worcestershire WR14 4qH

 

If you like your entertainment a little bit weird but fun, this is the place to visit. It is the epitome of English eccentricity.

TTSC is the smallest commercial theatre building in the world according to the 2002 Guiness Book of Records. As its name sort of suggests, an old Victorian Gentleman’s Public Lavatory has been transformed into a unique theatre venue.

Situated in Edith Walk in the centre of town, it is one of Great Malvern’s treasured sights. It is owned and operated by Dennis Neale, a keen puppeteer and drama enthusiast.

The theatre can only seat an audience of 12 and specialises in short shows, usually puppetry, for adults and children, each lasting 5 - 10 minutes.

The theatre is trapezoidal in shape, 16 feet (4.9 m) long and from 6 feet (1.8 m) to 10 feet (3.0 m) wide. As you enter it is like stepping through a magic door. The walls are painted with scenes of summer skies, blue seas and wild greenery. The quaint interior is Italian - commedia dell'arte- in theatrical style and has an unusual stage.

Since its opening in November 1999 the theatre has regularly hosted puppetry, professional and amateur actors, drama, poetry, storytelling and opera, and has become a regular venue of the Malvern Fringe Festival.

Open
Open all year except January, February and sometimes March
Saturdays (plus Wednesday till Friday during holidays)
 
Performances
As Dennis Neale says “No booking is required, just turn up between 2.00 - 5.00pm and if the door is open, demand a show!”
 
The maximum audience at one sitting is 12, but a show can be done for ANY number below that.
 
Cost
Around: Adults are £2.50 and children £1.50 but this may be subject to change at any time.
 
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Contact & Further Information
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Telephone   +44 (0)1684 568 933
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