The Very Useful Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization, the goal of which is to encourage and facilitate the performing arts and to utilize theatrical performances as fund-raising events for charitable organizations in our community.
The goal of the organization is to secure adequate facilities for the performing arts and to raise funds for that purpose.
The company will encourage, facilitate and promote performances by various theatre companies, organizations and artists, but will not put on theatrical productions of its own.
This will have the beneficial effects of promoting the performing arts and, in addition, requiring that an appropriate share of the proceeds of such events shall be shared with a charity, service club or other not-for-profit association or corporation serving the community.
The Very Useful Theatre Company was formed in 1993 thanks to Founder Ross Bayley and John Dowson with “theatre helping the community itself.” They have produced a number of projects, the One-Act Festival of Plays being their most successful.
The VUTC Newmarket Festival of One-Act Plays is coming Oct. 5, 6, and 7th at the Old Town Hall!
If you would like to learn more about the Very Useful Theatre Company, become a member or volunteer:
We’d love to hear from you!
New members are welcomed if you’d like to become more involved!
It’s a chance to help your community.
2017 One-Act Play Festival was dedicated to the memory of Ross Bailey who together with John Dowson were the founding fathers of the VUTC!
Ross Bailey in front of Theatre On Main
May 20th 2010 Newmarket Era
Staff Photo/Sjoerd Witteveen