Barton Theatre Company - Theatre in Eccles

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We do not accept unsolicited scripts by email, nor have any jobs, internships, apprenticeships nor facilitate/source actors for media/student projects/tv/film/rent a crowd as we are an amateur theatre group.


Rehearsal Venue Location

Above Smiths Restaurant at the top end of Church Street in Eccles.

Eccles railway station is adjacent. There are two doors from the car park. The right hand side one leads upstairs. Ring the bell labelled BTC for entry.

See the About page for a map.

Current Productions and other news


Up Your Street

 by Elaine McCann and Joan Breen

As part of Love Eccles Festival 2016 we present a theatrical, rollercoaster journey through time and space in Eccles. Snapshots, in words and music, of almost 200 years of local history, in just 50 minutes!

  • This is in the RoundAbout mobile theatre on Saturday 10th Sept at 6PM.
  • Next day Sunday 11th Sept we will be at Smiths Restaurant on Church Street Eccles (near the railway station) from 2PM with a free version of the show (although pay what you want) starting at 3:30PM.

Tickets: for Barton Theatre Company show only  for Saturday 10 September, 6pm are £2

Book online: at or telephone 0843 208 6010.
Or visit Smiths Restaurant or Eccles Community Art Gallery during opening hours.

Venue: RoundAbout

Love Eccles Festival has teamed up with The Lowry to bring top quality theatre direct to Eccles Town Centre in the form of Roundabout. This mobile theatre from Paines Plough is popping up next to Eccles Parish Church on Church Street hosting excellent theatre direct from Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as local community events straight from Eccles.


Arts in the afternoon

Sunday 11 September 2PM onwards with a performance at 3:30PM

Venue: Smiths Restaurant, Church Street, Eccles (next to the Railway Station)

 From 2pm Live music with a wide selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, teas, coffees and ‘small plates’ dishes served outdoors. Plus another performance of ‘Up Your Street’ by Barton Theatre Company at 3.30pm. Meals and drinks at menu prices, music and theatre – pay what you can!!


Congratulations to Elaine McCann for writing "Like There's No One Looking" performed by Barton Theatre Company which won the Best Production at Wilmslow Guild Festival Of One Act Plays 2016.

Also congratulations go to Val Ridings for winning the Best Senior Individual Performance award for Barton Theatre Companies production of "Like There's No One Looking" by Elaine McCann at the Wilmslow Guild Festival Of One Act Plays 2016.

Director Eric Atkinson was also nominated for Best Director category for his direction of Like There's No One Looking" at the Wilmslow Guild Festival Of One Act Plays 2016.

Congratulations to Elly Hayton for winning best supporting actress award for our production of Dracula at the Wakefield Drama Festival 4th June 2016.

The festival comprised 7 separate productions from 7 societies.

The Barton Theatre Company nominations for the festival were:
Best Stage Presentation -BTC
Best Supporting Actress - Alison Blakeson, Elly Hayton (won)
Best Supporting Actor - John Orr ('he never said a word')
Adjudicators Award - BTC for production (costume, wigs, makeup, set, props, lights, sound, stage management)
Best Actress - Mags Ridings, Marit Schep
Best Actor - Eric Atkinson, Scott Harrison, Brad Clarke


Other Productions

  • Beauty And The Beast by Joan Breen - 1st to 5th December 2016


Times and dates may change