**In line with government advice, Rutland Arts Theatre Society shows are on hold during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.**
The RATS were formed in 1974 and the first production, ‘Cinderella’ was performed at Braunston Village Hall in January 1975.
The RATS were able to use the hall for reasonable rent and allowed to build a stage and put up lighting which in those days were just footlights
There has always been a regular cycle of 3 performances a year, a panto at the start of the year, a play in the Spring and sometimes a musical show or a series of one act plays in the Autumn. This cycle has continued up to the present day.