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Albrighton Musical Theatre Youth
Wesley Methodist Hall, High St. Albrighton
Albrighton Musical Theatre Youth is an amateur musical theatre company for young people aged 9yrs and over.
We meet on a Wednesday night at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall in Albrighton from 7pm - 8pm.
We believe that drama is a wonderful and brilliant way to express feelings. It can help to develop confidence in a child, supporting cognitive, physical and motor development in a fun way. We help to nurture imagination, creative self expression, problem solving and working with others.
Our leaders are fully qualified and CRB checked.
Age Range: 9yrs +
Rehearsals: Wednesday 7pm - 8pm
Bayston Hill Amateur Dramatics Society (B.H.A.D.S)
Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
B.H.A.D.S has been running for over 40 years and has performed over 80 shows since its conception with 2 shows each year in May and November.
With genres such as: thrillers, mysteries, comedy, melodrama, period and farces including Derek Benfield's "fly in the Ointment" and Marc Camolette's "Don't Dress For Dinner", are more recent shows have been Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" and Willy Russell's "Educating Rita".
We are always looking for new members to add to our happy company.
We meet up Monday and Thursday nights from February to May and August to November 7.30pm till 10pm at Bayston Hill Memorial Hall. We as a company aim to provide a kind, friendly and open environment allowing everyone to be involved and learn all aspects of theater.
Contact: 07828527580 (Kimberley Jones Press/Publicity Officer) or email@example.com
Bilston Operatic Company
Bilston Operatic Company perform two shows per year. Their main performace is a Musical performed at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton every December, followed by a concert held later in the year. The profits from these productions are given to local worthwhile charities.
Contact via website or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company
Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company are an amateur society who perform stage shows and musicals ranging from the old time classics such as ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘High Society’ and ‘Me & My Girl’ to more modern shows such as ‘Godspell’ and ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Broadway Version’.
The company’s main show is staged every year in the February half term week. From the previous September we meet to rehearse every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Other productions performed by the company include the annual summer concert and junior shows; which recently included ‘Esther Forever’ written by local authors David Carr & Ian Crabbe.
The company is made up of a range of ages and includes a popular junior section for 6-14 year olds - Bridgnorth Stage Academy - who perform their own shows and often appear in the main shows where children or younger characters are required (refer to membership for more details).
Our main show is held at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, which is transformed from a sports hall into a theatre, which includes raked seating, staging and professional lighting & sound. As with all amateur companies and drama groups we are dependant on the sponsorship and support of local businesses and individuals who tirelessly give up their time and effort to help the production of our shows and our thanks go to all those who get involved. Please do not hesitate to contact us if would consider sponsoring the company or helping in any way.
Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company
Chairman: Howard Marsh
Threshing Barn, Morville, Bridgnorth, Shropshire UK
01746 714311br>Box Office 01746 761541
Bridgnorth Players is a drama group for 18+. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 7.30 to 10pm. We are currently meeting in theLibray in Listley Street, Bridgnorth. In June and December, we hold social events, usually at a member's house. We put on 2 productions each year, in June and November and intersperse these with rehearsed play readings for members and friends, theatre visits, workshops and any other fun event we can think of. Bridgnorth Players aims to be open, inclusive and welcoming; give every member an opportunity to be involved and to learn about all aspects of drama and performance, and to take a serious approach to amateur drama.
You can contact us by the following methods...
Email: chairman Liz Fisher email@example.com
Telephone : 01746 764059
Visit our blog to catch up with news: bridgnorthplayersdramagroup.blogspot.com
Bridgnorth Stage Academy
We are a volunteer led youth theatre company for 6-16 years.
We aim to put on two productions a year and are extremely pleased to showcase the talented youth of Bridgnorth
Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Broseley Amateur Dramatic Society (BROADS)
Broseley Amateur Dramatic Society (BROADS) was formed in 1980 and with Broseley Youth Theatre offers theatrical events and entertainment.
It usually puts on two straight plays, or one-act plays, and a pantomime each year. BROADS performs in a variety of local places, indoors and outdoors, and in support of local organisations.
Broseley Youth Theatre encourages young people to participate in all areas of production, including writing and devising pieces, usually there is a Christmas show, some one-act plays and a youth musical to end the year in early summer.
The Youth Theatre meets on Thursday evenings, juniors and seniors at different times. Cost approximately £2.00 per week.
Venue: Birchmeadow Centre, Birchmeadow Road, Broseley, Shropshire Postcode: TF12 5LP
Box Office: Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 07890 057832
Contact Mike Kaiser: Telephone: 01952 882684 or Email: email@example.com
Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Wellington
Flying Ducks Youth Theatre
Flying Ducks Youth Theatre are a combination of both 'Ducklings' (up to around 12yrs) and 'Flying Ducks' (12-18yrs).
There is a great community appreciation within this group as children and parents from the local area get involved with all aspects ranging from being on stage, to costume and publicity, to help make well-deserved refreshments during rehearsals !
Putting on an annual show is obviously the most important aim for the youth group but with this we hope to introduce you to new skills and techniques across acting, singing and dancing. It will help you build confidence as well as having fun with friends and meeting new ones !
If you would like more information or would like to join the group please contact us.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
If you would like to get in touch with us at Flying Ducks you can fill in the Contact Form on our website.
Louise Clarke (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou O'Brien (Chairperson) email@example.com
Steve Padfield (Director) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Your Wigle On
Unit 12 Castle Business Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2EG
Contact: Call into the Studio
Usual opening times
11am - 9pm Mon - Fri / 9am - 4pm Sat
Unit 12 Castle Business Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2EG
General Enquiries / Timetable
Ross Wigley - email@example.com
Sponsorship / Advertising
James Broxton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Us 07525247124
Green Room Stage School
Contact: Brian Hughes
Telephone: 01952 289608
Horsehay Amateur Dramatic Society
Horsehay Amateur Dramatic Society was founded in 1944 and puts on three 3 or four plays a year at Horsehay Village Hall, Bridge Road, Telford, Shropshire
We peform comedies, thrillers and drama
Age Range: Most of our players are adult
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Contact: email@example.com or 01952 610555
Box Office: 01952 506831
Lilleshall Pantomime and Drama Group
We have been staging a panto each year for the past 24 years, using original scripts, full of fun and music we aim to have fun and bring the community together.
A group of dedicated individuals who look to bring the community together with a self penned panto each year and raise money for local causes
Little Eyases Theatre Company
Little Eyases Theatre Co
(aka Master Rosencrantz's Little Eyases, eyases etc, Big Eyases & the Penny Dreadful Players) are a bunch of young actors from Shropshire who specialize in doing anything interesting from revisiting the classics to inventing the future. Give us a call if any of this appeals.
Contact: Brian Hughes email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01952 289608
Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society (The LADS)
Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society - known throughout the area as the LADS - has been in existence for 20 years, bringing live theatre to the village and drawing an ever-increasing following from as far afield as Oswestry, Welshpool and Shrewsbury.
From humble beginnings, the Society has flourished and its reputation has grown. A large collection of medals and silverware from various festivals bears this out, but the primary aim of the LADS was and always will be to provide reasonably-priced live entertainment to the highest possible standard. To this end three productions a year are staged - one just before Christmas, one in late spring and one in early summer.
Since 1992 the LADS have tackled all manner of plays, from light comedies and period pieces, to innovative new plays and ambitious spectacles with a cast of 50.
Come and join us!
If you want to get involved with the LADS, we are always on the lookout for new members. Whether you want to act, direct, do costumes or make-up or help with the technical side of a production, you will be guaranteed of a warm welcome.
We also run a free mailing list which gives advance notice of forthcoming plays and readings.
Barbara Harris - Chairman - 01691 830030
Marg Kynaston - Secretary - 01691 830558
Mad Cow Productions
Performance venue Theatre Severn (www.theatresevern.co.uk) Our productions are a mix of comedies in the genres of musical theatre and plays.
Mad Cow Productions is a Shropshire based amateur theatrical company set up in 2003 by Alex Hinton and Lisa Lowarch. Its aim is to create high quality theatre for the people of Shropshire, with high production values and strong performances, at an accessible price.
Our audiences are enthusiastic and ever-growing, so come and see our next performance and find out what all the fuss is about.
Market Drayton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
We are always looking for new members at Amdrams to join our happy band of players, whether it be as a performer, back-stage crew, set builder, scenic artist, front of house, publicity and marketing or simply as a keen supporter and friend.
For further details please contact: Sheila Devaney - 01630 657020 email: email@example.com
The Junior Theatre Workshop
Alongside the adult membership we have a thriving Junior Theatre Workshop which stretches back over twenty years. These enthusiastic youngsters (age 8-15) participate in pantomimes and other productions, where appropriate, as well as staging their own shows. They meet weekly during term time to discuss the performance arts, as well as developing their social and emotional skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Their recent productions include 'Shake Ripple and Roll' and 'Bugsy Malone', and 'Splash'.
For further details please contact:
Suzanne Edwards - 01630 689088 or email
No Name Society
Church Aston, Telford
Contact: Michael John Butcher
Telephone: 01952 616928
Box Office: 01952 820738
Orleton, Nr Ludlow
Oswestry Musical Theatre Company
Oswestry Musical Theatre Company is A well established amateur society, aspiring to professional standards. We have been presenting shows since 1963, first known as Oswestry & District Amateur Operatic Society presenting mainly Gilbert & Sullivan operettas for several years, the Society then interspersed their productions with musicals.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, now known as Oswestry Musical Theatre Company we produce two shows a year and have many followers from near and far!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts
What we do
PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in comedy & drama, musical theatre and film & television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers.
By working with people we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to provide our students with a constantly evolving experience – something that is fresh, exciting and bang up-to-date. We want to instil the benefits of the performing arts into a new generation of young people, helping them to realise their potential, grow as individuals and become the people they want to be as they learn skills valuable for everyday life, not just the performing arts. And if our students have the ambition, we want to teach them the skills and give them the support to make it happen. Above all, we encourage our students to be amazing, just by being themselves.
Saturday mornings from 10am until 1pm
How we do it
The PQA model has been put together by people who work professionally in the performing arts, entertainment industry and education sector. It means our classes deliver high educational value combined with realistic industry practice and our students get the best possible experience.
Your local academy is run by an experienced, dedicated professional who has proven to us they have the passion, drive and dedication to deliver a really different performing arts education. We do not charge franchise fees to own a PQA because we place most value on having the right person in charge and would rather those people used their resources to invest in the Academy, rather than pay us. All staff undergo a rigorous recruitment procedure (naturally including an enhanced CRB check) and we provide support and training enabling them to work at the top of their game so they can help your children reach the top of theirs.
Contact Julian on 07838115152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawbury Village Players
Plays, Musicals, Pantomimes, One Act Plays, Outdoor Productions
Age Range: 7-99
Rehearsals: varies from production to production, visit our website or facebook page to find out more information
The Shawbury Village Players are an amateur drama group formed in 1980. As a drama group we are well known in the Shropshire area both for our professionalism and originality and have built up a regular following. Our projects have included one, two and tree act plays, musical hall revues, children’s plays, pantomimes, murder mysteries, writing our own festival entries and most ambitious of all, outdoor productions. We also have a range of costumes and Stage Equipment which we are happy to hire out to other groups for a small donation. Visit our website: shawburyvillageplayers.co.uk
Contact Email: email@example.com
Shifnal Theatrical and Repertory Society (STARS)
If you are thinking of joining a local drama group, Shifnal have their very own S.T.A.R.S., Shifnal Theatrical and Repertory Society.
To join, you can be brave and just come along to any meeting (the first one is free) or you can Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01952 276968
Box Office: 01952 276968
We normally meet every Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm at the Methodist Church, down the alley and in the Hall (near Jaspers).
Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society
We need you! Ever fancied treading the boards? Perhaps you never have or maybe it is a hobby you would like to take up again.
Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society are looking for enthusiastic adult dancers, singers and actors to join. Joining the Society as an acting member is by audition. At new members auditions all potential new members meet. You are required to sing a verse or a chorus of a song of your choice accompanied by piano (music to be provided by you).
Acting members who take part in the show attend rehearsals every Wednesday evening starting at 7.30pm. Principle roles also rehearse on a Monday. Please note that closer to the show Sunday rehearsals are called. Good attendance is important, as absence lets the whole cast down and so it is important you understand the committment of taking part in a show. Rehearsals are currently held at Belvidere School, Shrewsbury.
Contact via website or email@example.com
Shropshire Drama Company
SDC is an amateur company whose aim is to bring challenging and innovative theatre to the people of Shropshire and was originally founded by the former county drama and arts adviser the late Bert Amies, OBE.
SDC aspires to provide its audiences with high quality performances covering a wide genre of plays. Apart from offering its members the chance to be involved in plays at a variety of venues, there is the chance to develop skills in various aspects of theatre through a programme of workshops, and the chance to enjoy regular monthly play readings and other social activities.
In recent years SDC has staged the following productions: Henry IV (Part One) in Haughmond Abbey as part of the Battle of Shrewsbury 600th Anniversary Commemorative Festival, The Lion In Winter at the Edge Arts Centre, King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, King Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Taming Of The Shrew at Much Wenlock Festival, Inherit the Wind in St. Chad’s Church as part of Shrewsbury’s annual Darwin Festival, A View From The Bridge at Concord College and Ellesmere Arts Centre, as well as She Stoops to Conquer, Hay Fever, Creditors and An Inspector Calls at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn.
For more information about Shropshire Drama Company or The Accrington Pals, contact:
Tel: 01743 246917
Depending on your enquiry, please contact Shropshire Drama Company by emailing the following:
Company Management Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
General information and media enquiries Tel: 01743 246917 or email: email@example.com
Shropshire Languages Society
Shropshire Languages Society promotes and enriches language learning from an academic, professional and social perspective. One of our goals is to complement language learning outside of the classroom by complimenting it with expressive arts.
Chair: Mrs Elaine Knowles B.A. (Gen), P.G.C.E. (Mod For Langs)
Expressive Arts Facilitator: Ms Anna Gibbins
Stretton Players is the local amateur dramatic group in Church Stretton. It was previously known as Dorrington Players. We usually put on two plays each year in May and November. We always welcome new members who are interested in joining us both on stage or back stage.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07510 390981
Telford and District Light Operatic Players (TADLOP)
tel: 01952 382 382
TADLOP was founded in 1972 after an idea by Shirlee Gaston, who remains the Founding Member.
The first production by the society, Calamity Jane, was staged on a modest budget of £500 at Oakengates Theatre 34 years ago.
The shows produced by TADLOP now cost approximately £20,000 for a five or six day performance run.
Oakengates Theatre, The Place, is TADLOP'S home and only during the recent multi-million pound development of the theatre have we performed productions at The Centenery Theatre in Wellington and the Madeley Court Theatre.
We are affiliated with The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).
The Society produces one Musical a year in April and performances are held at The Place, Oakengates. TADLOP is always looking for new members either acting or non-acting, auditions to join are held from June to September every year.
Telford Stage Schools
TSS has one central aim: to enable all our pupils to experience the fun, excitement, and challenge of performing while developing their own talents, strengths, and qualities. For this reason we accept all children, whatever their ability or experience. All that we require is energy and enthusiasm!!
The education that you will receive will be interesting, varied, and totally involving. We want our pupils to look forward to attending each class and to gain a real sense of achievement from them.
Contact: Phone: 01952 400 441
Mobile: 07980 919 430 or Email: email@example.com
The Arts Centre Telford
We are Shropshire's leading arts education company, providing a comprehensive programme of theatre production, performing arts tuition and creative arts solutions for schools.
We have assembled the best team of professional arts practitioners in the Telford area and we are proud to provide support and training for young people across the West Midlands.
The Arts Centre Telford has a principal aim to provide a high quality, innovative and inclusive programme of theatre and arts for Telford.
Bobby Standley, Ross Doodson, Ruth Standley
Telephone: 07414 619963, 07414 885344 or 07414 749302
The Shrewsbury Questers
Contact: Irene James
Telephone: 01743 354692
Box Office: 01743 354692
Theatre on the Steps
The Theatre on the Steps in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, provides a unique and intimate venue in which to host a variety of performances from both local and national entertainers.
The Theatre on the Steps is open 40 weeks a year, yet receives no grants or other funding and is staffed and run by volunteers. The Theatre has undergone a complete refurbishment over the last two years and now has a capacity of 180 following the building of the new balcony in 2002.
Box Office: +44 01746 763257
Theatre On The Steps, Stoneway Steps, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4BD
+44 01746 764949
Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington Drama Group (Belfrey Theatre)
Do you enjoy live Theatre? Then why not take an active part? Whether your interested in Acting, Singing, Dancing, designing and building scenery, helping with Costumes, Properties, Lighting & Sound effects or any other aspects of Theatre, you’ll be made very welcome. The Belfrey prides itself on making new Members to The Company feel very welcome. We always welcome new Members to The Wellington Theatre Company at The Belfrey Theatre and there is always so much to do! Although we are only a small Theatre, we aim to run it as professionally as possible. So, whatever happens at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, the same job is done here at the Belfrey, albeit on a smaller scale. We are always looking for new Members to take part in Productions and perform on our stage, there are always loads of other activities for those who want to be involved in Theatre without “treading the boards”. Do any of these tasks interest you?- Directing, – Set Design & Construction – Set Painting – Sound & Lighting – Stage Management – Costume – Props – Prompt – Publicity – Box Office – Front Of House – Licensed Bar – Music – Dance – Youth Theatre Assistance In the past, our Members have gone on to do other things in professional Theatre, Television & Film. Even some current Members having professional commitments at present. Of course, we always need people who are prepared to “tread the boards” and you don’t need any previous experience, but you’ll be amazed at what you can do when you put your mind to it. So don’t be shy, if you want to get involved, simply have a chat with any Belfrey Member who will be delighted to talk to you. On Stage, Backstage, Front Of House…there is always plenty to do.
Alternatively, email us at: email@example.com
Box Office: 01952 222277
Willenhall Musical Society
We arrange concerts to support many charities and charitable organisations in the West Midlands and hold an annual concert, normally in November, for our charity of the year. We often invite guest artistes to share the stage for this annual concert and we have welcomed some terrific performers over the years from junior school bands to polished semi professional singers. Our rehearsals take place each Monday evening, from 7.30 to 9.30 at Portobello Methodist Church, New St. just off the Keyway island. They are always fun and usually fairly painless! Anyone who likes to sing and can hold a tune will be warmly welcomed, particularly gentlemen, (currently outnumbered 4 to 1) and contraltos.
Please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy Copson, Secretary on 07790 427673
Justine Clarke, Musical Director, on 07538 654363
Pat Small, Concert Organiser, on 01902 634522
Whitchurch Little Theatre
07969903136 or Box Office: 01691 650636