Startime Variety is a Performing Arts Society
based in the “Black Country”
within the Dudley Borough of the West Midlands.
Startime Variety provides affordable, family-friendly live entertainment for the community, and supports local charities by donating the profits from these shows each year.
Our success in these goals is wholly dependent on the dedication and hard work of the membership, and the patronage of our audience – thank you all.
History of Startime Variety
Founded in 1967 the Society was called Tenterfield Ladies Club, “Startime” started out putting on variety shows performed to raise money for local charities. Now we work on our annual pantomine, which takes place in January each year.
In years gone by our Summer Shows have always kept to the essence of those early shows performed by Tenterfield Ladies and Men, including a variety of genres from West End musicals to current chart hits which appeal to audiences of all ages, and high energy performances to keep everyone entertained from start to finish. Our Pantomimes will always uphold tradition and fairy-tales using acting, singing and dancing in an entertaining and family orientated way.
Startime still donates money to local charities. If you are from a charity and wish to be considered for a donation, please use our contact form to tell us a little about your charity. A donation is usually made in September following a vote by the membership at our AGM.
If you were once a member of Startime Variety and wish to share your stories or memorabilia, or perhaps wish to make a return to the stage or help out, please contact us.
For details of our past successes, please go to our previous shows page.... Oh the memories!