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The Club for Acts and Actors

President: ANITA DOBSON

Fully refurbished in 2019 this unique club with it’s equally unique history moves into the future!

Founded in 1897 as the Concert Artistes’ Association to help concert artistes experiencing hardship, the CAA is today a thriving private members’ club for entertainment professionals.

We are situated in the heart of London’s theatre-land. The club offers an ideal location to meet for a drink, a meal or a chat.

The atmosphere is a relaxed and friendly one. Most Mondays concerts are staged by club members and are a regular feature of club life with many additional social events throughout the year. The club is a frequent venue for rehearsals, auditions and workshops, providing a constant hum of activity throughout the week.

Club Opening Times

Club open Monday to Friday 12 noon to last orders 11.10pm.

Great range of food served 12 noon to last food orders at 6.30pm.

See the Current Menu Here!

The CAA is proud of its heritage and warm welcome to performers and entertainers. Becoming a member is not about paying a subscription; it is about joining fellow performers, enjoying good company and comradeship. These are the core values of the Club for Acts and Actors.

Nor have we lost touch with our founding purpose. In addition to fostering friendships and professional advice, our Benevolent Fund continues to give practical and confidential support to members in need.

News, Articles & Notices

A CAA 125th Anniversary Event

THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 2022 at 7.30pm
 

OPEN MIC NIGHT!

PERFORMERS & AUDIENCE WELCOME!

 

Compere ~ DAVID POWER

Pianist ~ LAURENCE PAYNE

Singers, Dancers, Actors, Magicians, Comedians & Intrumentalists

 

Performers, please bring your own sheet music

£5 (donation) 

SEE ALL UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS HERE

 

FRIDAY 21st October 2022 at 8pm

The Drifters

THE DRIFTERS…BOY!

PHIL LUDERMAN in Conversation with Chris Hare

Showbiz revelations will abound in this special evening presentation.

READ MORE HERE…

Chairman’s August 2022 Newsletter available to view in the Members Only Area.

Please register to enter.

CAA Member Tony Lidington’s book on the history of pierrot troupes and concert parties will be published by Routledge at the end of September.

This volume is the first authoritative historical textbook to look at the origins, development and evolution of seaside pierrot troupes and concert parties and their popular performance heritage.

It will provide, for the first time, a definition of the pierrot troupe and its evolution from the roots of European popular traditions such as the commedia dell’arte and minstrelsy, to links between music hall and contemporary popular culture. Tony Lidington will explore how pierrot troupes grew from a single idea into a major international cultural industry and how it boosted morale and national identity during the two World Wars, before sublimating into contemporary pop music and comedy. Tony’s continuing practice as research provides an experiential framework for the historical and ethnographic analysis of the form.

There is currently a discount for advance orders! Here’s the link where more information can also be found:

https://www.routledge.com/Dont-Forget-The-Pierrots-The-Complete-History-of-British-Pierrot/Lidington/p/book/9780367489182

Brian May CBE ARCS & Su Pollard join Dame Judi Dench as CAA Patrons

Brian May CBE ARCS
Brian May CBE ARCS
Su Pollard
Su Pollard
Dame Judi Dench

Your Committee Elected For 2022/23

KAY CARMAN, SIMON BASHFORD, MARK FOX, SIMON SWASH, KATIE MILTON,
CHRIS HARE, SHANNON REWCROFT, NICK ROBINSON, VERONA CHARD, ANDY KEAST-MARRIOTT.
 
For the number of votes cast and further information please see the Member’s Only Section. All genuine club members can request access at any time via a very simple email form submission.
 
The corresponding public page was updated on March 30th 2022 see here

OUR 125th CELEBRATORY BALL CERTAINLY SPARKLED!

Ball Gathering

See pictures in the gallery section

Help for self employed members!

In these unpredictable and difficult times the club can help. Read more…

Convenient Quick Links

Office Telephone : 020 7836 3172

The Club for Acts & Actors

Patrons ~ Dame Judi Dench ~ Brian May CBE ARCS ~ Su Pollard

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