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Themba Theatre

Building relationships through drama

Themba logoThemba Theatre (pronounced with a silent 'h') has been running at Jubilee Church since 2003. It is entirely run by volunteers. We aim to build relationships through drama within the Themba team, the cast and their parents.

Themba is the Zulu word for hope, which we spread by using the proceeds of our shows to support children who are left vulnerable by poverty.

Our current charity is Compassion UK who work around the world supporting children living in poverty - Compassion UK Christian Child Development, a registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). You can read more about them at

We donated the proceeds from our last two shows (Legally Blonde Jr and Cinderella) to a Compassion intervention project in Uganda, completing and developing the hall at Mirambi Child Development Centre where their Compassion sponsorship programme takes place. We have also supported Runyombyi Child Development Centre in Rwanda, with renovations to make it more child friendly and effective for learning.

Compassion writes: The intervention has been a great success and your support has helped ensure the centre now has a completed hall for skills training sessions, curriculum lessons and a variety of community events. One of the children who attends the centre, Ssemugga, sums-up the impact this intervention has had: “I have learnt that God cares and provides things that we could have never imagined.”

You can read more from Ssemugga in the project report, and see photos of the completed work.

Recent Shows

Recent Shows Website Jan2022


Rehearsals WebsiteREHEARSALS at the Jubilee Centre
We are currently at maximum capacity and have a waiting list of children waiting to join.


20th-21st May 2022
Spamalot Young@Part at Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames


Themba Theatre has a selection of props and costumes from its recent shows that can be hired to other groups. Please email if you are interested.

Please contact for more details on any of the above.
Or email or contact us here.