MATA Member Companies

MATA (Minehead Amateur Theatrical Association) consists of companies that perform regularly at the Regal and are represented on the Board of Directors. All these companies are founder members of MATA.


Style of Work: musical plays to comedy; straight plays to cutting edge experimental drama; play readings and social events. The photograph is from their touring production of Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, April 2010

Founded in 1979, Barnstormers began by “barnstorming” their productions to a wide variety of West Somerset venues. These days they perform at the Regal Theatre, producing about 3 shows a year. Members of the Somerset Fellowship of Drama, they submit their productions for adjudication in county competitions and have achieved many successes.

Minehead Dramatic Society in Allo AlloMinehead Dramatic Society

Style of Work: Drama; play readings, social events
Contact: John Paterson
Tel: 01643 703946
Email: [email protected]

Minehead Panto PeopleMinehead Panto People

Style of Work: Pantomine – Oh yes it is!

Contact: Malcolm McNeill
Tel: 01643 702088
Email: [email protected]

The Regal Film SocietyRegal Film Society

Style of Work: Film season runs from September to the end of June with monthly showings of new and classic films in the English language and from around the world.
Contact: Victoria Thomas
Tel: 01643 831343
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about the Film Society

Waterfront DanceThe Waterfront Theatre Company

Style of Work: Original work, musical theatre, drama, shows and dance.

Contact: Fred Owen
Tel: 01984 634035
Email: [email protected]