A WREXHAM theatre has made an appeal to the city's football club owners to become their new honorary patrons.

Grove Park Theatre in Wrexham has published a comedic video on their social media appealing to Wrexham AFC owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds to become their new patrons.

Speaking to the Hollywood duo, Grove Park Theatre's video titled 'A Wrexham appeal to Rob and Ryan' says: "Rob and Ryan. You've put Wrexham football club on the world's stage, but there's another stage in Wrexham that's almost as old."

The appeal comes before the theatre marks a very special anniversary. The video explains that they do not require the pair's time or money, but merely the recognition of the theatre being a voluntary run source of entertainment for Wrexham residents, just like the club.

The family-orientated theatre, which has just concluded its very successful run of The Addams Family, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025.

It was formerly known as the Grove Park Old Boys' Amateur Dramatic Society.

The post shared on Facebook said: "We would be delighted if you would consider being our honorary patrons (no obligation beyond replying to our appeal).

"We can save you some seats if the drama at the Racecourse ever gets too much."


The 'amateur' theatre frequently receives incredible feedback from its audiences and has a wonderful list of shows lined up for the winter season this year, including Sheila's Island, Jack and the Beanstalk and Animal Farm. 

Wrexham AFC's co-owners are heavily involved in the Wrexham community, as seen on the Disney + documentary 'Welcome to Wrexham.'

While the matches remain the beating heart of the town, Wrexham's arts and theatre scene never disappoints with talented casts and unmissable productions all year-round. 

Who knows? Perhaps Rob and Ryan will bag themselves front row seats for this year's Christmas panto.