About us

Tip Top Productions

The Forum Studio Theatre is operated by Tip Top Productions. A community theatre company based in the heart of the City of Chester.

Founded by Peter Swingler in 1989 the company began their lease at the Forum in August 2007. We regularly enjoy annual audience numbers in excess of 12,000 for our wide ranging programme.

Musical production in Chester

Tip Top welcomes anyone irrespective of his or her experience; all we ask is commitment for whatever task you agree to carry out while working with us.

Typically our season consists of 10 productions from Tip Top including plays, musicals and of course our annual pantomime. Tip Top also perform a couple of times a year at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. We also receive professional tours and other community groups.

We always need actors, singers, dancers, props makers and indeed anything that helps our productions run smoothly. We also need a team of members to help market and publicise our work; in fact, we are looking for a whole breadth of talent to join our existing core members to help us mount our shows.

So please, if you have done lots of amateur theatre or if you have never been involved with a theatre company before: try us; we guarantee that you will find Tip Top a rewarding group with which to create a new diversion; and you will also make new friends.

Head over to our auditions page to see what’s coming up.