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Last chance to snap up piece of Chester theatre history at ‘yard sale’ with a difference

Tip Top Productions's former home, The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester. Photo: Tip Top Productions

Words: Paul Crofts

Tip Top Productions is offering one last opportunity to snap up a piece of theatrical history as it prepares to leave its Chester city centre home.

Tip Top Productions is holding one final ‘yard sale’ event at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester from 10am-1pm on Sunday 27 June, following on from the success of its previous event held in May,.

Everything from costumes and wigs to props and furniture will be available in return for a donation.

Some of the theatre memorabilia up for grabs. Photo: Phil Cross

Theatre memorabilia

The ‘yard sale’ is being held as the company prepares to vacate the theatre which has been its home since 2007.

Brian Fray, chairman of Tip Top Productions said: “The yard sale we held in May was a tremendous success. We still have some wonderful items left over and having uncovered some more gems, we are looking forward to giving folk one last chance to take home some theatre memorabilia before we exit the building at the end of August. 

“As with our previous yard sale, the event is open for anyone and everyone, we will be operating a one-way system indoors and face masks will be compulsory.”

Eager theatre fans form a socially distanced queue for Tip Top Productions’s May ‘yard sale’. Photo: Paul Crofts

Meanwhile, Tip Top have announced details of their first productions of 2021, both of which will take place at Theatr Clwyd near Mold.

Relaxation of restrictions

Following the relaxation of restrictions surrounding outdoor events in Wales, more tickets have now been added for both performances of Tip Top’s Summer at The Musicals, which takes place at Theatr Clwyd’s open-air theatre on Sunday 15 August at 3pm and 7pm. 

The company will also return to an indoor stage in October when they present The Show Must Go On, featuring hit songs from popular West End and Broadway musicals, at Theatr Clwyd.

The show will be staged at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre from 27-30 October, with auditions being held for three groups comprising a youth group (ages 10-18),  an 18+ dancing group and an 18+ vocal group.

Anyone interested in auditioning for the show should email

Full details of the ‘yard sale’, Tip Top’s Summer at The Musicals and The Show Must Go On can be found at

About Angela Ferguson (238 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a radio presenter for hire.

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