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

Like There’s No-one Looking -

A double award winning new play By Elaine McCann

Manchester Fringe Festival
Monday/Tuesday 4th/5th July 8 PM
The Albert Square Chop House, 
The Memorial Hall,
Albert Square,
M2 5PF

Smiths Restaurant Eccles

Wednesday/Thursday 6th/7th July 8:15 PM
Smiths Restaurant Eccles
1 Church Road  Eccles   M30 0DL  Tel : 0161 788 7343


Here is an interview playwright Elaine McCann had on Salford City Radio taking to Jill Bowyer about the play.


Salford Star have an article about the play here


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

  • The Panto by Joan Breen - 1st to 5th December 2016


Times and dates may change