The group was founded in 1975 as Kexbrough Methodist Youth Theatre and based at Kexbrough Methodist Church. After 40 years and 107 shows at Kexbrough it was decided that the group needed to relocate. The new venue is Darton Darby & Joan Club, Church Street, Darton, which now has a custom stage and full lighting and sound system, perfect for the group!

Following much deliberation by the group leaders they decided on a new name and brand, Nova Theatre Group (NTG) - a perfect name for the group, meaning 'new star'!

It is hoped that as NTG grow a wider range of people, young and old, will be encouraged to join and shows will be enjoyed in Darton for many years to come.

Nova Theatre Group is run by a team of DBS checked volunteers, we do not get paid, our reward is to see the cast produce and enjoy a great show. We are always grateful for any help leading up to a production and encourage parents to assist on at least one production night either making tea at the interval or looking after the cast when they are not on stage.