The Beau Sejour Theatre was opened in December 1976 with a gala performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” to an invited audience.

For much of the post-war era, the Club was fortunate to have access to a small room and storage cupboard at the Guille-Allezs Library for use as a Club Room.

In August 1977 the Club purchased a former roller-skating rink at Delancey in St. Sampson and this has been one of the most important developments in the Club’s history. It provides space for rehearsal, storage, scenery construction and painting, and its acquisition led to a significant growth in the Club’s membership and activities.

Between 1977 and 1980 the Club staged its musicals and pantomimes at Beau Sejour, and Summer Season and October plays at the Little Theatre. All subsequent productions have been staged at Beau Sejour Theatre except for a period in 1985 when the theatre was being refurbished. In that
year, GADOC staged two musical productions in Beau Sejour’s Sarnian Hall (now the David Ferguson Hall) with the 1985 October production, “The Hollow Crown”, being presented at St. James’ Concert Hall.

Sadly, on 12th March 1984 the Little Theatre was gutted by fire and so ended an era in the history of the Club.


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