The Victory Players: Balcombe’s Community Theatre

Home grown theatre, made in Balcombe

We are a local drama group, formed in 2004 after a community based production of “Oh! What A Lovely War” at the Victory Hall.

Victory Players’ members share a passion for creating theatre, and we come together when we can to produce plays, musicals, and less-traditional events — for the Balcombe community. We’d love to welcome new members; join us on Facebook and find out what we’re doing next.

With some outstanding talent, creative teams and dedicated people, we’ve been able to perform some truly varied productions, including major musical theatre like “My Fair Lady”, serious drama such as “A Man For All Seasons”, and popular comedies “Noises Off” and “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

The Victory Players also pop up with what we call ‘Small Victories’ such as our Murder Mystery dinner nights, and we have provided entertainment for social events and village celebrations such as the Queen’s Jubilee, and a Where’s Wally game at the Village Fete.

Our last major event before the pandemic was a wine tasting quiz in November 2019, hosted by Charles Metcalfe, featuring a cast of dubious characters. We celebrated our return recently at the 2021 Fete, with a temporary rebrand as ‘The Victory Pirates’ — seven fearsome characters in search of recruits for a treasure hunt challenge.

Current Production: Murder at the Manor


Saturday 30th April – Victory Hall – 7pm

The Victory Players and Balcombe Club have come together to present a 1920’s-themed murder mystery buffet supper.

The party starts at 7pm! Mingle with our cast of suspicious characters at this English country manor, and decide whodunnit.

Past Productions

Please contact Chairs Jane Horrell or Helen Savage-Butcher to find out more.