About CMT

2022 marks the 90th anniversary of Congleton Musical Theatre, and incredible achievement!

The society was formed in 1932, though some documentation has come to light which suggests a musical society existed in some form from 1929, and was known as the Congleton British Legion  (Amateur Operatic Society). Following a name change, the Society became Congleton Amateur Operatic Society (CAOS) which it remained until 2009.

In 2009, we set about modernising and updating the society to face the challenges of modern day amateur musical theatre.  Our new name, Congleton Musical Theatre, better describes our current and future objectives and reflects the shows that are available to perform and that appeal to the audiences of today.

We perform once per year, starting rehearsals in May and staging the show in October of that year.


Our main company rehearsal nights are Monday and Thursday evenings.  Additional rehearsals on other days may be added, if required, at other times during the season.

We generally accept people who are over 16 years of age and who successfully pass a singing audition.

Occasionally our shows do feature children under 16.  Our last 3 shows have each included a cast of children who are always sympathetically auditioned (separately to the adults).  Indeed, our last show King and I featured children. Also – we are always happy to meet trained dancers who can sing!  

If you are interested in joining us and would like to discuss this with us please go to the Contact Us page.  If you like, you can also speak to one of our members – they can explain more about the auditioning process.  It's really not as scary as it sounds!

So, help us to celebrate our 90th year of performing the very best in amateur musical shows and performances.

 Join us and be part   of  a vibrant part of Congleton's   cultural heritage!

Rehearsals are held on Monday and Thursday at 7.30 pm. at Daneside Theatre.

If you would like to join us, come along or use our contact page.

You are assured of a warm welcome.

9                 nominations in 8 years!


CMT receives 2             Awards for King and I!

Hannah Bours as Miss Anna


Millie Beard as Tuptim