The Proteans

The Proteans are an adult community theatre workshop company run by Proteus, whose ethos is to explore creativity, performance and above all to come together for the sheer enjoyment of making, performing and experiencing live theatre.

The Proteans have a long history of performing popular plays each summer at Basingstoke's Walled Garden, the most recent being Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest in 2021 and we are now planning for Summer 2023.

The group can also choose to participate in other plays or projects throughout the year and have recently finished a successful and self-directed 3-night sell-out run of Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards! The Proteans also frequently get involved in larger participatory projects that Proteus undertake.

Members are invited to see all of Proteus' professional performances and critically engage in the work, being a member also affords access to see work in development from some of the industry's most exciting artists and to work alongside professional theatre practitioners in specialist workshops

A friendly and sociable group, they only undertake performances when they feel like it, and even then, not all the members of the group have to be involved. Whilst many of the current members are very active participants - anyone who has previously participated is always welcome to pick back up with the group when the time is right.

Weekly workshops from 28th February 2024

The group now meet regularly on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The sessions are informal and sociable, mainly consisting of improv sessions, play readings and guest workshops with professional artists.
These sessions are PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (For those that can afford it, we recommend a £5 donation per session.)

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Proteans or would like to attend one of the informal Wednesday sessions please contact Helen Palmer on 01256 354 541 | [email protected]

Register your interest now:


You do not have to attend the weekly workshop sessions to be part of the summer show. This project will run to an individual rehearsal and performance schedule.

If you would like to become a member or are interested in other projects suitable for adults, fill in a new enquiry form or contact us directly to be added to our secure database.

The acting company is based at the Creation Space in Basingstoke and generally costs £90 per production to participate in one of the most active workshop companies in the South of England.

To find out more about the Proteans:
01256 354541