Join Us


Startime Variety are always happy to welcome new people.

If you would like to join us to be on stage, or to be part of the support team, whether you like helping with props, getting involved with stage makeup or being front of house and selling raffle tickets, we would love to hear from you too.

You are welcome to get in touch at any time using our contact form so that we can arrange for you to come along to a either a launch night or a rehearsal to meet us and see what we do.

Please follow us on Social Media for updates on launch nights, auditions dates etc.



The minimum age limit for membership are as follows:

  • 10 years and over for on-stage (acting) members and 16 years and over for off-stage (non-acting) members who wish to help behind the scenes.

New Members are provided with essential information sheets, and are requested to complete a contact information form – you can see copies of theses here:

To become an acting member you will need to perform an audition.

This will involve singing a song of your choice (make sure to bring the piano sheet music with you) and learning a short dance routine. Try not to worry too much about the audition – we aim to keep the process as easy and friendly as possible.

A condition of being accepted as an acting member is that you commit to attending all of the rehearsals for the show.  

Rehearsals currently take place on:

Wednesday evenings at Haden Cross Fire Station Community rooms at Barrs Road, Cradley Heath B64 7HX  and

Friday evenings at Trinity Methodist Church, 41 Church Road, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 0LY.

Rehearsals start promptly at 7:30pm and we aim to finish at 10:00pm.   

Startime Variety’s success is dependent on the commitment of it’s membership.

We understand that people have other responsibilities from time to time, but we expect everyone to attend 95% of all rehearsals as a minimum and, of course, it is essential that you can make ALL of the show dates!

It is a condition of membership that, if not taking part in a production on stage, you are willing to help carry out other support tasks during the week of a show – for example, assisting with Front of House duties such as selling programmes, sweets, and raffle tickets, or stewarding.

Current Membership Subscription Fees, as of 2019, are:

  • £60 for a senior acting member (age 18+);
  • £40 for a full-time student acting member (age 16-18);
  • £30 for a junior acting member (age 10-16);
  • £20 for an associate (non-acting) member.

If you have any other questions, or would like to arrange a time to come and see us at rehearsal, please contact us.