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June 2017

House of Fun Theatre


North Cornwall

Contact: Places are limited, so to book, please contact Julie Wheldon (07710 448530) asap!

Finding The Character - A Workshop for Actors

Finding The Character - A Workshop for Actors

Saturday June 3rd

We are very fortunate to be able to host this workshop on Saturday June 3rd in the theatre at a price of £12 per person. The workshop will start at 9:30 and run all day through to 5pm, so is great value for money. Tea and coffee will be available during the day but lunch is not included, so you will need to bring a packed lunch, or at least come prepared to go out foraging for food from one of the local shops!

About Finding The Character
It is generally agreed that one of the most magical experiences for any actor is that moment when the character they are playing truly comes alive; when the performer finds they are saying and doing things that are not in their normal nature because they are speaking from the thoughts of another.
This workshop will examine some of the different strategies we can
use for finding that character and lifting them off the page. It will look at widening the range of characters that we feel we can play and will consider techniques for accessing them.
We will find ways to deconstruct, demystify and analyse a character in order to rebuild them in a way that can be played effectively and with truth.
Using games, exercises, improvisation and script work, we will meet some very interesting people… and then get to take them home!
This workshop is of particular benefit to those who have not had the opportunity for formal training in drama, and is geared both to professional performers and amateur groups.

Posted 14/05/2017


Headgate Play Readers

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, CO2 7AT Colchester, Essex

Contact: Just come along

Play Reading - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Facilitated by Ian Amos)

Play Reading - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Facilitated by Ian Amos)

4th June at 6:30pm

Why not come along to Headgate Play Readers 4th June at 6:30pm when they will be reading Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN - to an American perhaps the most famous play of the 20th Century. No acting experience is required - just enthusiasm and a love of plays! £2.50 is payable on the night.
This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts – growing up, adulthood, and death –is fully realised.
No acting experience is necessary - just a love of plays.

Posted 04/06/2017


Greater Manchester Drama Federation

CHADS Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport SK8 5AU

GMDF - The 2017 One Act Play Festival

5th – 10th June 2017

The 2017 One Act Play Festival dates are 5th – 10th June 2017 at CHADS Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport SK8 5AU and tickets are avaliable from this link. Ticketsource

This year’s Festival is, at the moment (late Feb 2017) , full. Any entries being received at present will be put on a waiting list on a first come first served basis..

The preliminary entry form and rules is here and the entry form proper is here If you are interested in entering the 2017 Festival please complete and return to Paul, the preliminary entry form with your entry fees as soon as possible.

The Stage Manager’s meeting is Sunday 14th May 10am prompt at CHADS Theatre. You will need all your paperwork with you plus the licence to perform. Thank you.

The Running Order for the 2017 Festival is here

GMDF - The 2017 One Act Play Festival

Posted 14/05/2017


Oxford Drama Network

Oxford Drama Network

Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, Oxford

ODN Drama Festival

Mon 5th June - Sat 10th June 2017

Performed in the unique environment of the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, 10 plays vie for the top spot. This friendly festival's aim is to bring people together in a celebration of theatre. A short workshop after each adjudication makes this a great learning experience too. GoDA member Jennifer Scott-Reid adjudicates.
Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. 2 one act plays per evening Mon-Fri, 3 plays called back for Saturday Gala night.
Our adjudicator for 2017 is Jennifer Scott-Reid, a GODA member.
This is a friendly festival and our main aim is to bring people together, both in a celebration of theatre and as a learning experience.
A rare feature of the ODN drama festival is that after each adjudication, there is also a short workshop with the cast!

Posted 17/05/2017


The Lighthorne Festival

The Lighthorne Festival

Lighthorne Village Hall, Lighthorne, Warwickshire

Contact: To purchase tickets, contact the Festival box office at: or telephone: 01926 651411 or

The Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays

The Festival runs on 6, 7, 9 & 10 June 2017

Twelve Amateur Theatre companies perform a dozen plays over four nights. Supper included makes for a great evening out! GoDA Adjudicator, Paul Fowler, presides this year.

Posted 17/05/2017


Charnwood Arts

Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, Leicestershire

Contact: If you require further information please do contact us:


Saturday 10th June, 2017

The 37th Charnwood Arts Picnic in Park

As an arts group, we’d like to invite to promote your work through an activity and/or workshops, or book a stall space to exhibit and share what you do with the people of Loughborough. This year, we would like to dedicate an area in the park to the visual and we’d love to know if you would like to contribute to that in some capacity. We hope that you might use this as an opportunity to promote your group and engage more people in the arts and crafts.

Local performers are also welcome to apply to be part of the entertainment. We need buskers, jugglers, walk about entertainers, brass bands, Morris dancers, steel bands, acoustic groups, choirs and storytellers.

Details are as follows. If you require further information please do contact us:

• Standard space allocated for each stall is 8ft frontage but this can be expanded - just let us know
• You will need to bring your own stall / table / small tent / matting / chairs
• Set-up can begin from 9am and must be finished by 11am
• Stalls are offered free of charge but any donations on the day would be appreciated
• We are sorry to say that there will be no electricity supplied on the day
• You are allowed on to the park to offload (weather permitting) but then all vehicles will have to be removed.
• Parking is available locally in the Bee Hive Car Park.

If you are interesting in participating in this event, please could you return the attached application form as soon as possible.

Many thanks
Terry Allen
Charnwood Arts
Download Application form here
Download Picnic Stalls Information here

Posted 18/03/2017


Glamorgan Drama League - Cynghrair Drama Morgannwg

The Paget Rooms, Penarth, Penarth, Wales

Box Office: Ticketsource
Tickets: Adult £12 Youth and under 16 £6
If you haven't purchased your ticket already then you could be too late as tehre will be no more tickets available after 6th June.
We are nearly sold out.
No Tickets will be sold on the door.

Glammies Awards Night

Saturday 10th June 2017 7:30pm

Glamorgan Drama League Awards and Presentation Evening, celebrating another tremendous year in Amateur Theatre in Glamorgan. Ticket price includes a buffet. Licensed Bar available.

Glammies Awards Night

Posted 05/06/2017


Deborah Leigh

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, Essex

Contact: via email or Facebook

Stage Makeup Workshop


Thurs 15th June between 11am-2pm

I'm am putting on a stage make up workshop on Thurs 15th June between 11am-2pm at Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. It's £40pp.

Posted 19/05/2017


The Staging Napoleonic Theatre Team

Richmond, Yorkshire

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Public Workshop - melodramatic acting techniques

17th June 2017

The Staging Napoleonic Theatre Team based at the University of Warwick, are holding a public workshop at the Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond, Yorkshire, on melodramatic acting techniques, as part of our campaign to spread knowledge of this excitingly unique Georgian genre beyond academic circles. The workshop will end with an open audition for a role in a performance of a 19th-century melodrama, titled The Fortress, that we will be staging at the Georgian theatre Royal in August 2017, during the Georgian Festival.
Combining a range of dramatic genres, including pantomime, farce, tragedy, and sentimental comedy, the melodrama has something to offer everyone. It's foreshadowing of techniques later developed by practitioners including Bertolt Brecht, a figure well studied on A level and BA level Drama and Theatre courses, makes the opportunity to learn more about the genre, and to develop melodramatic acting styles, particularly beneficial to students interested in/already pursuing a qualification or career in Performing Arts.

Posted 01/05/2017





Nonsuch Studios, Nottinghamshire

Project Your Poem: Techniques for Spoken Word Performance

Weds 21st June / 6.30-8.30pm
Tickets: £4/£5

Posted 15/06/2017


Magpie Performers

Magpie Performers

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Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

Contact: To book a team contact

Quiz Night

23 June 2017 7pm

£3 per person
Teams of up to 6 - all ages welcome
Cash Prize for 1st place
Bar open unti 11pm

Quiz Night

Posted 15/06/2017


Norton Canes Music And Drama Society
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UK,BR>Harrison's Sports Club Great Wyrley, Staffs WS6 6EU

Tickets £10 (includes entry to the quiz)
Coletter Mumford 07790722312 or Dave Kelly 07769352673
You can buy tickets in advance or on the door

50s to Noughties Concert Quiz

Friday 23rd June 2017 7:30pm

Meatloaf Tribute Band at our Concert & Quiz evening.

50s to Noughties Concert Quiz

Posted 22/06/2017


Shakespeare in Italy


Contact: More information can be found on our website,, and do feel free to contact us for any further information.
+44 (0) 1424 254540 or

3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course

24th June - 8th July 2017

We are delighted to be organising our 3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course in Padua, 24th June - 8th July 2017.

The course leaders will be Directors and Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Here is a brochure about the course, which I hope you find interesting.
More information can be found on our website,, and do feel free to contact us for any further information.

Posted 08/02/2017


July 2017

Loughton Operatic Society

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LOPPING HALL, 189 High Road, Loughton. IG10 4LF

Tickets: Book online at LOS TICKETS Ticketsource – Please note, a booking fee will be added when booking online.

Wild Wild West Barn Dance

1st July 2017

Pull on those dancing boots and come on down for our Barn Dance on Saturday 1st July! – cowboy boots optional, a fun time guaranteed! Tickets £15 including a Wild West supper, don’t forget to head to our LOS saloon at 7pm for a drink to get the party started

Wild Wild West Barn Dance

Posted 16/06/2017


Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

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The Last Drop Hotel at Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancs.

Contact: Tickets are £35 and all details are from

The GDMF 2016 - 2017 Full Length Festival Awards Evening

The GDMF 2016 - 2017 Full Length Festival Awards Evening

Saturday 8th July 2017

The nominations are here, congratulations and well done everybody. Please use the excellent search box on the top right hand side of the table to find very quickly what you are looking for. You can search any term at all, eg your society or your name.Searching for "Carmel Technical" will bring up Carmel's Technical nominations.

The nominations and winners for the Adjudicators' awards, Best Pantomime, Best Youth Production, Best Musical Production and Best Drama Productions will all be announced at Awards Night Dinner.
If your Society has nominations would you please observe Rule No.10

A representative of each competing Society must attend the presentation ceremony at Awards Night. If this is not possible, the Federation Hon.Secretary must be informed at least 7 days in advance so that arrangements can be made for a representative to be appointed to accept any awards on the absent Society’s behalf.

Details for advertising in the Awards Night programme are here, this is a great opportuntiy to showcase your forthcoming season / wares / services / props n forcks depts etc.

Member societies, please don't forget the Board Award Nominations, the Criteria are here, but if you wish to make a nomination you really need to get a wiggle on and let Sue have your nomination in the next two or three days at the very outside. Thank you.

Posted 01/06/2017


Imagine That

Imagine That


Contact: via website or social media

Summer School - Wizard of Oz

Monday the 10th of July - Saturday the 15th of July

Throughout the week students will take part in acting, singing, and dancing classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about performing but also meet new friends, learn new skills, and put on a magical show in just 6 days!

Posted 15/06/2017


Deborah Leigh

Firstsite, Colchester, Essex

Contact: via email or Facebook

Stage Makeup Workshop

Thurs 13th July 10.30am-1.30pm

stage make up workshop

Posted 15/06/2017


Beeston Fringe Festival

Beeston Fringe Festival


Beeston, East Midlands


Beeston Fringe Festival

14th-16th July 2017

The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival invites proposals from professional and community groups, details in the links below:-

The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival, located on the outskirts of Nottingham, will provide an intensive weekend of performances and workshops across a wide range of disciplines – dance, drama, storytelling, poetry, and puppetry. The planned dates are 14-16th July2017. We will work in partnership with a variety of professional and amateur companies to provide over 100 performances and workshops over a summer weekend. The local community and the broader East Midlands region will be given access to a proliferation of performances over a single mile of its high street, using the established cafes and bars as impromptu venues, with larger venues on the street used for key professional performances. Taking place in early July this event will exploit the long summer nights to help generate an exciting innovative event.
Performances will ideally last between 30-60 minutes.
Expenses available.
Performers should send their proposals to including details of the following
Brief description of performance;
Provide a link, where possible, to proposed piece, or previous work;
Running time;
Number of Cast & Crew;
Technical requirements;
Proposed Expenses

Posted 11/01/2017





Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX

Contact: Apply here

The MTA Experience Summer Course

17th - 28th July

10 days training
classes with professional faculty
screen acting
3 West End Workshops
1 West End Masterclass
1 class with current MTA students
Free audition place
Only 22 places available
Course costs £600

The MTA Experience Summer Course

Posted 05/03/2017


Drama Association of Wales

Drama Association of Wales

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Fully residential and for our sole use - a country house party for DAW. Welcoming staff, excellent food catering for everyone and a fully licensed bar, stunning views.

Contact: Places are limited, to book yours please contact Sue Jones at

Summer School

Summer School

17-22 July 2017

The DAW annual Summer School is an intensive week of theatrical learning, with like-minded people, and led by some of the country’s leading theatrical practitioners. Content is relevant to the amateur theatre community, but challenges existing habits and nurtures new approaches, techniques and practices.
Each year DAW selects a venue which offers the accommodation, workspaces, catering and social evening requirements which go into making a successful Summer School. We work hard in offering these elements at as low a price as possible.
Summer School 2017
17-22 July 2017 "The Art of Performance", Five days of professional training. Where learning is fun, theatre is imaginative and friendships are forged for life.

TUTOR Jennifer Scott-Reid
Jennie has been active in local theatre for over twenty five years, as a performer, director, choreographer and stage manager with extensive festival experience and sucess in both full length and one act festivals. As a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA), Jennie is an inspirational adjudicator in festivals all over the U.K.
Our assistant tutor is playwright and actress Teresa Hennessy. We are hoping to have a day's workshop tutored by the RSC again this year.

We walk before we talk - exploring movement and physicality
Heart and Soul - developing emotion, imagination and intuition
The art of improvisation - making unknnown journeys enjoyable
Who are you - creating three dimensional characters
Making connections - working with others
Communication of thought and intention - finding the 'truth'
Developing approaches to rehearsal - preparation is key
Creating a performance - Live, Laugh, Cry - the joy of theatre
Morning warm-ups, fun evening activities, a fun filled packed week with memories to last a lifetime

Fee: DAW Member £500 - Non Member £550

Posted 11/04/2017


Durham Dales

Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, North East

Contact: via website

Durham Dales Festival 2017

21st July to the 6th August

Events this year include Kevin and Karen Clifton (from Strictly Come Dancing), Die Fledermaus, Whispering Woods, a new mini-opera for children 'Sally's Big Atlantic Adventure', etc.
We would like to put out a general shout to companies and other artists in the area that it is not too late to take part.


Posted 22/05/2017



Guildford, Surrey

Contact: via website, Facebook or Twitter

TWO WEEK Summer School 2017

Monday 24th July - Saturday 5th August 2017

Surrey Youth Music Theatre are pleased to announce that our Summer School this year will be the fantastic 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Open to everyone, aged 8 - 18 years old, this Two Week Summer School will culminate in a full scale production of Joseph at The Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey.

Our Joseph Summer School will be led by a team of West End Professionals, who will bring together this production over a two week period. We are looking for young people who will bring energy, fun and dedication to the production. Students will be taught Acting, Singing and Dance for the production and at the end of the two weeks, students will take to the stage at The Leatherhead Theatre to perform this full scale musical with professional sets, costumes, lighting and sound for family and friends.

Rehearsal will take place in Guildford from Monday - Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm, with some additional rehearsals taking place nearer the show. The performance at The Leatherhead Theatre will be on Saturday 5th August. Students will be required at the theatre the whole day.

The Cost of this two week Summer school: £300

Places on the Summer School are strictly limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Auditions for principal roles will take place on the first day of rehearsals, and everyone will have the opportunity to audition should they wish too.

To book your place, and to be part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, visit our website.

Posted 09/12/2016


YESS Youths Enriching Stage and Screen

YESS Youths Enriching Stage and Screen


Iver, Bucks

Book now...


27th/28th July

Does your child want to learn how to act on the big screen? YESS have a new summer course in Iver!


Posted 17/05/2017


August 2017

Musical Theatre School

Marlborough Square Church, Coalville, Leicestershire

Contact: 07969 688215 |

Stage & Street Workshop

22nd-24th Aug 9:00am - 3:00pm

MTS summer workshop 'Stage & Street' for ages 5-17yrs
£40 pp (sibling discount)

Stage & Street Workshop

Posted 11/05/2017


September 2017


Brentwood, Essex

Contact: The 69th BC Drama Festival is still open for applications, please visit for application form!!!

BC Drama Festival

20th -23rd September 2017

The BC Theatre Club have been organising the annual competitive one act drama festival since 1948. This means that this year, the 69th, possibly makes it one of the longest running one act drama festivals' in the UK. We also think that it is one of the friendliest and we welcome old friends, new participants and young performers. Although originally only groups from within the Brentwood Diocese were allowed to enter, the competition is now open to any drama group or theatre company from anywhere in the UK.
This years ticket cost we have managed to hold for the third year at:
Adult Ticket £10.00
Concession Ticket £7.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 concessions) is just £25.00
Standard Season Ticket (All 5 Sessions at the cost of 4) £40.00
Concession Season Ticket (All 5 Sessions at the cost of 4) £30.00

BC Drama Festival

Posted 07/06/2017


October 2017

The National Education Show

The National Education Show

Cardiff City Hall, Wales

Bookings at:

The National Education Show

13th October

We have seminars that would definitely interest drama groups, as Darcey Bussell from Strictly Come Dancing will be presenting on dance, we also have body-percussion from STOMP-Style Percussionists and Dance and Movement Pedagogy is another topic which may interest drama groups.
The event runs from 9-6 and will have seminars throughout the day.
Please see our website for more information.

Posted 03/06/2017


FearFest Evil


Contact: via website, social media or 01291 630 046

The Ultimate Halloween Scare Experience

13th - 31st October

A fully immersive and interactive live horror event set at an abandoned railway line and haunted quarry near Chepstow.
Featuring Trilogy of Horror Scare Zones, Night Creatures, Zombies, Psychic Mediums, Live Freak Show, Death SLide & Hangman's Swing over the quarry, BBQ and more ...

Fear FEst

Posted 07/06/2017


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Make your party go with a bang (or a scream, or a sort of strangled croak)

Available for parties and private events and fundraisers.