What does it cost to perform with us?


Membership of ESPA is open to anyone over the age of 16. Some shows allow an exception to this rule when under 16s are invited in to perform with the adult Society.

YESPA, our youth section, performs in August at The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill and is open to those aged 8 to 21.

Individual Membership (under 18s): £10.00 per annum

Individual Membership (over 18s): £15.00 per annum

Family Membership: £25.00 per annumIndividual 

Click here for our online membership and gift aid form.

Show Fees

ESPA Productions is a not-for-profit Charity. The costs associated with putting on a show are huge. From venue hire to show licences, set hire to score hire, backstage crew to musicians - all of which cannot be covered in ticket sales alone.

Show fees enable us to perform to the high standard to which we strive.

ESPA Productions are committed to making theatre accessible for everyone. If you are from a low income household, you may be eligible for a discount.

Please email admin@espaproductions.org.uk if you need support with your show fees. The Trustees will discuss your circumstances with you and let you know what you might be eligible for.

Drama fees:

£10.00 per play


£95 per show. You can opt to pay this in instalments over a three month period.


Click here for more information about YESPA show fees and bursaries.

Age 11 - 21 years: £210 (50% due 20th April, 50% due 20th June)

Age 8 - 10 years: £190 (50% due 20th April, 50% due 20th June)

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer and you would like to Gift Aid your subscription to ESPA (Registered Charity No. 1122724) then please complete the 2nd page of your membership application form.

YESPA members are generally (but not always...) too young to be taxpayers! However, the society can still claim Gift Aid on payments made by a UK tax paying adult on behalf of a YESPA member.

Thank you so much, we appreciate it!

Script Hire

ESPA Hire:

£15.00 Plus a refundable deposit of £25.00.

Ideally, we would like to receive a cheque for the deposit which we will destroy when the script is returned to us. Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a bank transfer, a refund will be made to you once we have received the script at the end of the show.

YESPA hire:

Included in the Show Fee.


Cost to be confirmed at the start of each production.