Beckenham Theatre Centre Ltd is a registered charity, staffed entirely by volunteers, which has been committed to serving, involving and delighting the local community for almost 70 years. Registered number 236434 (England & Wales). We have a board of up to 16 Trustees, elected by quorum of members at an annual general meeting.


The current board of Trustees is as follows:

Malcolm Jones


Malcolm Jones – Malcolm has been a member of BTC since 1990 and was previously a Trustee and Chair of Trustees for nearly 10 years. He has acted and directed in many BTC productions over the years, including both adult and children’s theatre. Away from BTC, he lectures on theatre for the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Arts Society. He also works on reminiscence theatre and film projects for Age Exchange Arts Charity in Blackheath and lectures on Theatre for Road Scholar USA.


Andrew Garton


Andrew Garton – Andrew joined the theatre in 2016, and has been a trustee for a year, looking after health and safety. He operates lights, sound and scenery changes, and often works behind the bar.




Joyce Garton


Joyce Garton – Joyce joined the theatre in 2016, and has been a trustee for a year. She organises the front of house and bar rota, and prompts. She has now taken on the role of treasurer.




Karen Peters-Parker

Membership Secretary

Karen Peters-Parker – Karen has been a member of BTC since 2011 and has enjoyed performing in a variety of different plays over the past 7 years. She loves Beckenham Theatre centre both for its homely quirkiness and for the fabulous people she got to know through becoming a member. She now hopes to be an effective member of the Trustees and an efficient Membership Secretary. Away from the theatre, Karen is a teacher at an SEN school in West Wickham and her interests include theatre trips, reading, cooking and walking her dog.


Lorna Thomas

Box Office

Lorna Thomas – Lorna has been a member of Beckenham Theatre for about 40 years! And a trustee for more years than she can remember. There was a time when she prompted on most productions but she does far fewer these days. However, she still runs the theatre box office and hopes that her friendly demeanour makes everyone feel welcome at Beckenham Theatre!



Other Trustees

Jason Attar

Jason Attar – Jason Attar co-founded a London based video marketing company TellyJuice Ltd over ten years ago. The company specialises in broadcast marketing. With a team of 10, TellyJuice works likes of ITV, NBC Universal and Accenture. Jason has also written and starred in two multi award winning comedy feature films, the latest released last year. As well as numerous TV character comedy appearances.  Jason has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 as well having his own co-written sitcom series commissioned in the UK called Marshals Law.


Fleur Buckley

Fleur Buckley – Fleur Buckley first performed at BTC in 1977 and has thoroughly enjoyed, over the years, acting and directing in the unique space that is Beckenham Theatre. She has also been a Trustee for many years and will continue to face the challenge of helping take care of this wonderful old building.




Mike Darbon

Mike Darbon – Mike joined BTC 10 years ago after a 30 year career at the BBC. Previously he worked in the professional theatre in Coventry, Bromley and Leatherhead. He spends a lot of his time directing plays at both Beckenham Theatre and the Bromley Little Theatre and, by accident rather than design, has become something of a pantomime specialist! This year he is due to direct Aladdin at Christmas as well as She Stoops to Conquer at BLT in July. He also looks after the theatre’s publicity and runs the website with Steve White. He has been a BTC Trustee since 2013.




We have space for up to sixteen Trustees, elected by the members at the AGM.

If you think you can help to run a really exciting theatrical charity, please apply before October.

There’s plenty to get involved with.


Theatre Roles

Children’s Theatre

  • Emma Berryman
  • Louise Garraway
  • Rosie Rutherford
  • Fiona Vail

Youth Theatre

  • Emma Berryman
  • Fiona Vail

Bar & Front of House rotas

  • Joyce Garton

Production Panel

  • Fleur Buckley
  • Mike Darbon
  • Andrew Garton
  • Karen Peters-Parker
  • Rosie Rutherford

Properties Coordinator

  • Margaret Glenn

Wardrobe Coordinator

  • Jenny Napthine

Social and Events Committee

  • To be appointed

Bromley Theatre Guild Representative

  • Mike Darbon

Publicity & Website

  • Mike Darbon
  • Steve White (Webdezined)

Health & Safety

  • Andrew Garton

Backstage & Technical

  • Colin Napthine
  • Jenny Napthine
  • Phil Shackleton (Lighting)
  • Michael Spencer (Sound)

Theatre Calendar

  • Mike Darbon

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