As well as rehearsals and shows, Encore Theatre Company also host several social and fundraising events throughout the year. The majority of these events are open to friends and family of our members too.

Details of all our forthcoming events are included on this page. Keep checking back too as new events will be added throughout the year.

For any more information about any of our events please contact us on the details below or speak to one of our members.

Forthcoming Events...

2021 ETC Halloween Party

Our next social event will be our 2021 Halloween Party, taking place on Saturday 30th October at Featherstone Rovers, from 6pm. Check back soon for photos from the event!

Previous Events...

ETC 2021 Car Rally

A big thank you to those who took part in our 2021 car rally - our first social since the lifting of restrictions and back to the usual format. A special thank you to Dale, Vikki and Harry (The Botsters) for organising the event and to the Golden Lion in Ferrybridge for hosting us.

Congratulations also to 'Shep's Shambles' (Sue and Andrew Sheppard and Dawn Walton) for being crowned the 2021 winners!

ETC 2020 Car Rally

Our 2020 Car Rally on a Sunday afternoon in September was very different to our usual event due to the restrictions that were in place, but our 'socially distanced social' was enjoyed by all who took part.

Unlike previous years, the event didn't include refreshments at the finishing point, but did have the usual car rally followed by a quiz (completed at members' homes) and the famous trophy of course!

Congratulations to 'The Botsters' (Vikki, Dale and Harry Vaughan) for being the winning team!

ETC 2018 Halloween Party

Another great night for those who attended our 2018 Halloween Party at Ferrybridge Community Centre on 27th October. Thanks again to Carole for providing the food and to all our committee for their hard work putting this fundraising event together.

An even bigger thanks of course to those who attended the event - we rely on this type of support to help us fund future productions.


ETC 2018 Car Rally

Congratulations to Top of the Table for winning the 2018 ETC Car Rally over summer. Thanks to Dawn, Lisa and Nicole for organising another excellent night and to everyone who supported us. We raised just over £115 on the night. Thank you also to the Prince William Stonehouse Pub for their hospitality once again.





3rd March 2018 - ETC NODA Awards Night

Our NODA Long Service Awards Night was eventually held at Lock Lane Community Centre after a last minute problem at our original venue, but was a great success nonetheless. The evening included a hot buffet, drink on arrival and a disco after the awards ceremony and was a great social evening to congratulate those members who have achieved long service with Encore and amateur theatre in general.


28th October 2017 - Halloween Party

Our annual Halloween party took place at Ferrybridge Community Centre on Saturday 28th October 2017.

With a fancy dress competition, disco and of course Carol's Pie & Peas and Hot Dogs, this was a night enjoyed by all!





8th August 2017 - Car Rally (Treasure Hunt)

Almost 60 people in 15 teams took part in our biggest ETC Car Rally yet in early August. Starting from the car park opposite Castleford Civic Centre the teams followed directions, spotting the answers to questions and finding listed items, before arriving at the Prince William Stonehouse pub in Castleford for pizzas and a quiz.

Congratulations to team 'The Wrong Direction' who won the rally for the second time in three years!

Thank you to Phil and Sarah for organising the event, and to everyone who took part, helping us raise almost £180. Thank you also to the Prince William Stonehouse Pub for their hospitality.

Click here for the full team list and answers!

17th June 2017 - Casino & Race Night

A week after our successful run of Jesus Christ Superstar our members and supporters got together at Ferrybridge Community Centre for a Casino Night. Once again, Andy Sheppard took charge of the racing, with John Whelpton and Louise Forster running the roulette wheel and poker table respectively.

Congratulations to our raffle and prize winners and thanks for supporting our fundraiser!




19th December 2016 - Carol Singing, Asda, Durkar, Wakefield

We had another successful fundraising evening at Asda, Durker this year. Thank you to our members who came to offer their support and of course to the public for supporting us so well. We beat last year's total by just over £100, raising £369.15!

17th September 2016 - Enchorus Concert

Our vocal group Enchorus performed at Ropewalk Methodist Church in Knottingley on Saturday 17th September, with a wide variety of music including several solos.

10th September 2016 - Normanton Gala

Thanks to everyone who came to support us at Normanton Gala this year. Events like these are important fundraisers for us.

18th August 2016 - Car Rally (Treasure Hunt)

Our annual car rally (treasure hunt) took place on 18th August, starting from the Smawthorne Pub in Castleford. Congratulations to 'Last Ones Out' who won the rally and following quiz.

Apart from the trophy, the winning team get to write the rally for next year, so keep an eye out for the date if you fancy a fun-filled evening!

2nd July 2016 - Rog Roast and Disco at the Magnet Pub, Castleford

In July we hosted a fundraising event at the Magnet Pub in Castleford. On this occasion it was a Hog Roast social with a disco, karaoke, competitions and an impromptu freestyle dance solo! Have a look at our blog for a write up describing the evening.




30th April 2016 - Wine & Cheese Evening

Our first Wine and Cheese Evening at Ferrybridge Community Centre was a great success, with an entertaining and informative introduction to a range of wines and accompanying cheeses by John Butterwick of Winetalks.

Thanks to Sarah Clarkson and Clare Heins for organising the event. Perhaps this will be the first Wine and Cheese evening of many?!


22nd December 2015 - Carol Singing, Asda, Durkar, Wakefield

We had a successful fundraising evening at Asda, Durker with all our carol singers wishing last minute shoppers a Merry Christmas with our traditional carols. This is always a highlight of the year and was well supported by our members, so thank you to everyone who joined us. We made a whopping £268.27!