by Side has built up an enviable reputation within the Warwickshire
and West Midlands community. Our shows attract support from
many Mayors, Sheriffs, councillors and MPs from many areas,
including: Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Bedworth,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Alcester and Southam.
1999 the group's achievements were formally recognized when
Sue Teers, the founding member and Artistic Director, was honoured
with an MBE, an award she wanted to share with the whole company.
2012 saw Side By Side awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary
Service, the equivalent of an MBE, which is for groups of volunteers
who work in their local community for the benefit of others.
by Side are delighted that West End Musical Star Dave
Willetts has been their patron for many years, and his
support and encouragement are valued highly by all the members.
from and with other organisations:
For a number of years we have received invaluable support from
Lions. Not only have we received donations from the
Lions to help purchase equipment, costumes etc, but also their
members and friends provide hands on front of house support
for all performances of our shows at the Royal Spa Centre, selling
raffle tickets, programmes and merchandise. It's a vital contribution
to the financial success of our show.
the very beginning the Talisman
Theatre in Kenilworth has been a supporter. Its members
have been key partners in ensuring the success of the company,
providing support with music, dance and general fund-raising
The following quotes are typical of those we receive each year:
"If popularity is a mark of quality then this is the best
show of the year" - Leamington Courier
"Such a professional variety performance" - High Sheriff
"A wonderful and unforgettable evening" - Mayor of Leamington
"Thoroughly enjoyable" - Mayor of Alcester
"Side By Side broke all the rules" - Leamington Courier
"Poignant, loud, fast and a very, very, funny production"
- Leamington Courier
"An evening I will remember for many years to come" -
Chairman of Warwick District Council