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|Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines|
|The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a chorus of around 90 women from Aberdeen, Scotland who sing in four part harmony a cappella style. It is one of the top women's barbershop choruses in the UK having won the UK Championships no fewer than 6 times.|
The first step in joining the Aberdeen Chorus is for you to sing a quick song (usually Happy Birthday) for the Musical Director, so that she can decide which part you would be best suited to sing.
You will then be given a learning CD (or you can download tracks for your mp3 player) of 2 songs along with the sheet music, which you can practise for between 3 and 6 weeks. During this time when you come to Chorus there will always be other members willing to take you aside and sing with you until you have your audition which will be with some members of the Music Team.
If you don't pass first time you can try again the following week. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and not nearly as difficult as it sounds!President email email@example.com
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|Aberdeen Opera Company|
Aberdeen, AOC Secretary, 9 Corunna Place, Aberdeen, AB23 8DA
|Lau Rowley email or tel 07969285167|
One of the most prominent amateur societies in the North East of Scotland. For 70 years we have entertained local audiences with first-class performances, all of which are produced to a consistently high standard.
We produce Operas, Operettas and Musicals
Age Range: 16+
Rehearsals: Mondays and Sundays. Wednesdays for Principles.
Aberdeen Opera Company (AOC) - one of the most prominent amateur societies in the North East of Scotland. For over 65 years we have entertained local audiences with first-class performances of operas, operettas and musicals, all produced to a consistently high standard.
We undertake one major show in February/March, often at His Majesty\’s Theatre - a stunning 1400-seat professional venue in the heart of the Granite City. Most recently we have performed Fiddler on the Roof on this prestigious stage, and in 2011 we look forward to presenting the Scottish premiere of Phantom by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit.
We also stage a small-scale summer show or concert in June, which gives the company an ideal opportunity to showcase its outstanding vocal capabilities. In recent years we have produced choreographed concerts of medleys from movies, musicals and even a celebration of 50 years of pop music . In 2010, in our 70th Anniversary year, we presented SEVENTY at Aberdeen Arts Centre, a vividly illustrated musical retrospective of the company's history.
AOC also enjoys a lively social calendar of theatre trips, seasonal festivities and after-show parties. Our aim is for people to benefit from their membership both on and off stage, and to reap rewards beyond those that come with treading the boards. So if you are interested in joining us, don't be shy about getting in touch - we are a friendly and welcoming group!
Each year, the company faces an increasing financial challenge to maintain the high standard of production that our enthusiastic audiences have come to expect. Fortunately, we have formed positive relationships with local businesses through sponsorship packages, which have given us the financial support we need to produce shows of professional quality. Our partners in business find working with us extremely rewarding. If you would like to find out more about sponsoring AOC, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To order tickets through Aberdeen Opera Company, please contact the Ticket Secretary: Elaine MacDonald, 79 Jesmond Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8NY
Tel: 01224 704050 email
If you are interested in finding out more about the Company, please contact the Secretary, Lorraine Walker email
Tel: (01224) 641424, 07970 923997
If you have any feedback about the website, please contact Peter Weston email
|Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble|
|Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble (AVE) was formed in November 1999 by David Mogendorff, Richard Perrie and Brian Gunnee as an independent offshoot of the Total Aberdeen Youth Choir, allowing local members to continue performing demanding choral music to as high a standard as possible throughout the year. |
Email Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble, c/o Brian Gunnee firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ad Lib Theatre Arts|
50 Princes St, Perth PH2 8LJ
|For more info on any of our classes or services please do not hesitate to get in touch!|
Tel: 01738 620204
Ad-Lib has been around in Perth for many years. it was created by Victoria Rice and started as an after school activity group running from different church halls around Perth. Victoria discovered there was a need for AFFORDABLE arts and decided to set up as a company. Ad-Lib now has its own studio in the centre of Perth and runs 3 choirs, 5 drama classes, 3 musical theatre classes and many individual singing, guitar and piano lessons every week.
|Allegro is an amateur musical theatre society, established with the aim of presenting lesser known musicals to Edinburgh audiences|
Allegro was formed in 1977 from the then Barclay Bruntsfield Drama Group. The intention of the company was to bring lesser known or rarely performed musicals to the attention of audiences for amateur theatre in Edinburgh.
The company has come a long way in that time, building up a reputation for producing highly polished performances with high standards of acting, singing and choreography.
We hold rehearsals at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church Hall on Leamington Terrace.
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|Arbroath Musical Society|
Dishland Town Street, DD11 1RB
|We are Arbroath Musical Society, based in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, we are a musical theatre company for ages 15 upwards, AMS perform a musical normally at the beginning of the month of February every year and the occasional concert etc. We strive to perform likeable musicals to a near professional standard, and have been performing to the Arbroath and surrounding public for well over 100 years!|
Musicals age 15 +
Rehearsals 7:30pm - 10pm Mondays & Wednesdays, July to February
Contact Any Committee Member
email or 0844 870 0241
Arbroath Musical Society is based in Angus, Scotland, and has been performing for the people of Angus and beyond for over 100 years.
We welcome people of any age into the society.
The Company usually meet at 19.30 on a Monday and/or Wednesday at St. Thomas' Hall in Dishlandtown St. to rehearse for performances in February at the Webster Memorial Theatre.
To cater for the needs of differing ages AMS operate two memberships:
Arbroath Musical Society
Arbroath Musical Society Youth Group
The Youth Group of under 19 year olds usually perform a show in the Autumn
|Arran Music and Drama Club|
Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire,S.W.Scotland
|The club always welcomes new members with open arms. It\’s a helluva lot of fun! Rehearsals are traditionally at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at Brodick Hall from November until showtime. Come along one night if you’re interested. Besides lead roles, there is generally bit parts and plenty of chorus work, and we can always use help behind the scenes as well.|
|ATTIC THEATRE was developed in the late 1950s by Annie Inglis, with students from the College of Education, who had just completed a production of HAMLET.|
"Developed" rather than "founded", ATTIC, under Annie's firm and guiding hand, has since presented an awesome array of drama to audiences in Aberdeen and beyond.
The first production was THE RIVER LINE, by Charles Morgan; the 100th, MAN OF LA MANCHA.
In between there have been numerous productions;
PLAYS, such as A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG (1969), THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1980), ONE FOR THE ROAD (1992)
MUSICALS, from the classic WEST SIDE STORY (1975), and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1982), through the off-Broadway gem THE FANTASTICKS (1988), to the farcical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (1993)
PANTOMIMES, from the perennial favourites, CINDERELLA, ALADDIN, DICK WHITTINGTON, to the less conventional TREASURE ISLAND
... and so much more.
ATTIC has performed mainly in Aberdeen Arts Centre and His Majesty's Theatre although other venues include;
Village halls, The Winter Gardens, Cathedrals, Schools, Graveyards, and Provost Skene's House ... for an entertainment officially called IT HAPPENED HERE (1977). Unofficially known as THE HISTORICAL HOUSES, and referred to affectionately by those involved as THE HYSTERICAL HOUSES, for reasons best known to themselves.
|Biggar Theatre Workshop|
|The Biggar Theatre Workshop was founded in 1971 and since then has become one of the main sources of arts facilities in the district, allowing the people of Biggar and the surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in live theatre as well as creating a performance and arts venue for local and travelling theatre groups.|
The Workshop is housed in the Biggar Corn Exchange, a Grade B listed building dating back to 1860. The building is a major landmark in the town, built on the site of the old rat-infested Meal House. The new Corn Exchange failed to achieve success as a grain market, and became a popular dancing and entertainment venue. In 1935 the Corn Exchange was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council and the Biggar Theatre Workshop now leases the building from the local council at a nominal rent as its venue for its theatrical performances.
Now nearing completion of the first phase of an extensive re-furbishment project, Biggar Theatre Workshop at The Corn Exchange are actively looking to include the wider community and visiting groups to make best use of the building as a more diverse community resource.
If you have any interest in joining us as a theatre group either on stage or behind the scenes, or even just finding out what we are all about as a potential venue for public or private events/functions please contact us
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01899 221555
|Bishops Cleeve Players|
|Bohemians Lyric Opera Company|
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh, Midlothian
|The Bohemians are one of Edinburgh's major amateur musical companies.|
Every year the Company provides over 50 people from all walks of life with the opportunity to work with dynamic and experienced directors, musical directors and technicians presenting large-scale productions as part of Festival City Theatres Amateur Season in The King’s Theatre, one of Edinburgh\’s most prestigious venues.
Mrs. Marlene Stewart, 16, House o\’ Hill Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 5DH
Tel. (0131) 336 3216
Alison McKay - Chair email
Marlene Stewart - Secretary email
George Keegan - Treasurer email@example.com">email
Anne Saunderson - Booking Manager email
|Burns For Everyone|
|Callander Amateur Operatic Society|
|We sprang from a small choral group which met as an evening class run by Ian Milligan in the late seventies. Ian was then and continued to be for many years, Head of Music at McLaren High School in Callander. With Ian's encouragement and leadership, the group decided to form a society, the aim of which was to encourage the study, performance and appreciation of musical plays and light operas as well as encouraging the public to appreciate music in these forms ..... and so CAOS was born.|
We'd love to hear from you! You can contact us by:
email , or phone our Secretary, Wilma, on 01877 339760
|Carnoustie Musical Society|
|Contact email or call:|
President: Kevin Smith (01241) 856688 or email
Secretary: Mrs Janette Gray, number 01241 854147
we always welcome new members and would ask if anyone wishing to join contacts our President.
|Centre Stage Theatre Company|
The Hub, Elphinstone Road, Old Aberdeen AB24 3TU
|If you are looking to take part in any aspect of the theatre then you have come to the right place. Centre Stage is one of the University's largest and most active societies that offers the chance to take part in all aspects of drama and production, from acting, directing and producing, to lighting, set design, and costumes - we even give you the opportunity to have a go at writing your own play.|
The society puts on four full-scale productions a year, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We also hold a festival of new writing, acting, and directing each spring. Our festival of one act plays uses pieces that have been written by our members, and has been hugely successful over the past few years. Keep an eye out for posters around campus, or notices on the web site, telling you when to come and audition, or volunteer to help out with the backstage work for forthcoming plays.
Centre Stage also holds weekly workshops for its members. These cover all sorts of topics, ranging from stage combat to lighting to Shakespeare, so there is bound to be at least one to interest you. The workshops are also the perfect place to come along and meet the rest of the society and the committee, and discuss any ideas you have for the society.
We are a very social society and have at least one social event a month, aside from our, now institutional, Monday night trips to the pub! In the past we have staged murder mystery evenings, Christmas meals, and the legendary pub golf tour - and the annual masquerade ball is definitely not one to miss.
Centre Stage is always on the lookout for new members, no matter what aspect of the theatre you are interested in. We are a friendly and outgoing bunch, and the society is well worth your membership fee! If you wish to find out more, or become a member, don't hesitate to contact us by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come along to a Monday night workshop!
|Centre Stage Youth Theatre|
Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway
|email or tel 07913 287447|
If you would like to join or just find out more about becoming involved with Centre Stage Youth Theatre please fill in the form by clicking here.
We encourage participation by younger people but we do not have an age policy other than everyone involved with Centre Stage Youth Theatre is aged between 8 and 80 for insurance purposes.
If you have an interest in drama, singing, music or would like to learn about theatre and help backstage we’d like to hear from you.
Centre Stage Youth Theatre, c/o The Langholm Initiative, Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Road, Langholm, DG13 0ES, United Kingdom.
Phone: 07913 287447
Chris Jones email
Judith Johnson email
|Clydebank Musical Society|
|Clydebank Musical Society was formed in 1981 to provide a platform for the development of local talent in all aspects of staging musical productions and encouraging an interest in the performing arts. The Society has not only fulfilled that requirement but has provided years of first class entertainment for Clydebank and surrounding areas.|
The Adult Section has a thriving membership with ages ranging from 16 to 70 years. Rehearsals begin in September and help fill the dark winter months culminating in the show in March. Due to an overwhelming response to auditions for children for Oliver, our Junior Section was formed in 1990 for youngsters aged from 12 to 18 years of age. This section has gone from strength to strength and we consistently have a membership of at least 80 kids with a demand for places that far exceeds the numbers we can accept. In April of each year, we hold 'open workshops' for youngsters where they are given training, by our professional staff, in music, dance, and drama.
Some of our Junior members have enjoyed their taste of the stage so much that they have gone on to study music and drama at college or at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. We actively encourage our junior members to join the adult section when they reach 16 years of age, as we believe younger members to be the lifeblood of the Society.
In addition, CMS participate in West Dunbartonshire Council's Christmas show every year and we have a Concert Party who, on request, visit and entertain in homes for the elderly, churches and local community groups. Coupled with the various fundraising events throughout the year, you can be sure there is never a dull moment as a member of Clydebank Musical Society. If you'd like more information on how to join, send an email to email or email .
A very big thank you must go to our audiences, advertisers, sponsors and of course our members. None of the above would be have been possible without their support and loyalty over the years.
|Crieff Drama Group|
|In 1999 the Group was set up to nurture drama in Crieff through performances, workshops, play readings and the creation of new pieces. Over the years we\’ve produced an huge range of live theatre entertainment, presenting at least three productions a year. Our season includes a full-length play around Easter, a Supper Theatre performance in October, and a short matinee show for children to celebrate the Crieff Christmas lights switch-on.|
We're always keen to expand our membership - not just through the folks interested in the acting side, but with people who fancy working with the backstage team (lighting, sound and special effects, set-building, costume etc) or those who'd like to help out front-of-house at our performances.
You can contact the Group by using the 'contact us' form on our website - let us have a phone number too, if you want. Alternatively you can call our Chairman, Mike Owens, on 07771 586145 or our Secretary, Gordon Campbell, on 01764 652277. If you prefer, since we're currently meeting every Tuesday at 7.30pm in The Crieff Hotel, you could simply turn up and you'd be made very welcome.
So, to join in all this fun-filled excitement, what's the cost? Amazingly, just £10 per year! Yup, that's less than 3p a day, if you're into daft statistics. How could you possibly lose?
Hope to see you soon.
Administrator - Paul F Kelly on 01764 653768 / 07759 978735 or Chairman - Mike Owens on 07771 586145
|Culter Theatre Club|
Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen, AB14 0UD
|Pantomime, Amateur Dramatics, Song and Dance, brought to the stage for you by a gang of (slightly crazy) people!|
We're always happy to encourage new people to join in with our shows. If you think you have what it takes look out for our calls for people and come along to an audition.
Age Range: minimum of 10 to anything!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Contact Tel. 01224 734371
|Cumnock Area Musical Production Society C.A.M.P.S.|
Cumnock Area Musical Production Society, locally known as CAMPS, is a registered charity with a proven track record in providing regular access to musical theatre productions and training. Established for over 10 years and has produced a wide variety of musical theatre and concerts throughout the Cumnock and Doon Valley Area during this time. The group keeps going from strength to strength thanks mainly to the commitment and hard work of the members and the volunteers within the group. CAMPS also actively work with local school children by providing theatre workshops in a lead up to their productions providing children with the skills and the confidence required to enable young people to take guest roles in these productions.
A wide variety of opportunities are currently available for members and/or volunteers including musical performance, drama, dance, set design, technical skills, costume and production skills. Membership is open to anyone interested in theatre, whether as a performer or behind the scenes for ages 11 to 14(Juniors) 15 + (Seniors), although currently there is a waiting list for junior members. Regular meetings take place on a Monday at Trinity Church Hall, Ayr Road, Cumnock and Wednesday at Cumnock Academy, Ayr Road, Cumnock from 7.00pm to 9,00pm both evenings
As mentioned earlier Junior membership is currently full, however we are looking to address this by providing an additional evening to establish an independent junior section. This will also open up opportunities for our junior section to be able to attract and perform additional shows that, at present as an adult company, we are unable to get a performance licence for. If you are aged between 11 years and 19 years old and would like to hear more about membership, please contact 07427069861 for further information.
Calling on Volunteers
If you feel you have the skills to assist with any of the above and are interested in helping out we would really like to hear from you. Please call 07427069861 for further details. Also keep your eyes peeled for details of our next Open Day when you can come along and try out things for yourselves. Alternatively, come along to one of our regular nights.
If you would like to come along as a volunteer or to find out more about membership, you will be made welcome by the members who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. For further information on any of the above, from volunteering, becoming a member or if you would like to order tickets contact 07427069861.
|Cupar Amateur Musical Society|
|Contact 01334 654187 or email|
|Dinnet Panto Group|
|Dinnet Panto Group came together to perform Cinderella in January 2010 and such was the success they have since performed Dick Whittington (2011) and Aladdin (2012). The next offering will be Sleeping Beauty in January 2013|
|Dunlop Players is an amateur (and now award winning!) drama group based in Dunlop, Ayrshire. We have regular performances of one, two and three act plays, in addition to the yearly Pantomime.|
Started in 1991, we are a friendly group who come from all walks of life, and have our own reasons for joining. Whether you are interested in being on stage, learning the ropes backstage, a set-builder or director, you will be given a warm welcome.
We meet at the village hall at 19h30 every Tuesday. You can come and join us there, or if you don\’t feel ready, then you are welcome to join us on Facebook or Twitter
|Dumfries Musical Theatre Company|
Two productions a year. Rehearsals: Tuesdays/Thursdays with Wednesdays mainly for principals
The Dumfries Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) was formed as the Dumfries Musical and Operatic Society (DMOS) in 1922, and changed its name at the beginning of 2008. The Company originally performed their productions in various locations. In 1972, the Society purchased a former church which was being used as a joiner's workshop and converted it into a 91 seat theatre - the Brigend Theatre - which is now their home.
|East Kilbride Gilbert and Sullivan Society|
East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
|Hello there and thanks for stopping by East Kilbride Gilbert and Sullivan Society's website.|
We are a friendly and welcoming musical group, the last of its kind in the West of Scotland, who are dedicated to putting on the vibrant and wonderful shows of Gilbert & Sullivan.
We are always on the lookout for new members, so If you think you would like to join us for our upcoming productions just drop a line to the email address found on our contacts page or pop along to Blacklaw Primary School, East Kilbride on Tuesday nights at 7.15pm. (We start back on Tuesday 20th August 2013). Our 2014 Production will be The Gondoliers.
|East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club|
East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
Performing amateur drama, comedy and pantomime in East Kilbride for over 50 years. One of the most active amateur dramatics clubs in Scotland.
Full Length Plays, One Act Plays, Pantomime. Also hosts One Act Play Festival
Age Range: 16+
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Friday
|East Linton Drama Group|
The East Linton Drama Group is a charity registered in Scotland (SC033934) whose object is to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of children, young people and adults particularly by the encouragement of the Arts including the arts of drama, dance, music, singing, literature and visual arts.
The drama group usually puts on a pantomime and other shows, such as Cabarets, Murder Mysteries each year. If you wish to help either as an actor, backstage, making props or painting scenery etc please get in touch.
Contact Liz Ingram: 01620 860459 or 0780 304 3840
|East Lothian Musical Society|
North Berwick, East Lothian
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire
|Ecole Enterprise (Theatre Ecole)|
|École Enterprise was founded 3 years ago becoming a Social Enterprise Business, after being a drama group in the Gorbals for 11 years. École has produced numerous plays over the years including Musicals, Pantomimes, Winter Musicals and Heritage Plays. École Enterprise has successfully worked in partnership with various organisations around Glasgow such as South Heritage and Environment Trust, TRAM Direct, Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, Oatlands Community and Resource Centre and other various community groups with its Issues based drama workshops.|
Many of Theatre École’s youngsters have gained professional work through the group’s activities with professional groups such as TRAM Direct, BBC and others.
École Enterprise is a Social Enterprise Business and has Scottish Charitable Status. The management of the organisation is conducted through a Board of Directors, a General Manager and Administrator. We also have a young board of directors whose responsibility is representing the views of the young board members. We are funded by the Integration Fund managed by Glasgow City Council. Volunteers are always made welcome. École Enterprise is an equal opportunities employer.
Contact: 0141 423 6037 or email
|Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society|
|The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1924 to foster the love and appreciation of the works of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.|
The Society meets monthly between October and May for recitals, talks and other events. Performing members meet weekly during the winter to rehearse the annual production. During the year, performing members also provide concerts for many organisations and groups throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond. For the past few years, the Society has been invited by Seafarers UK Scotland to sing at its annual concert in the Usher Hall with the Band of H.M. Royal Marines Scotland.
The Society has been raising funds for charity since 1946 and in the past few years has helped the Sick Kids Appeal, Music and the Deaf, Sir Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, the Council for Music in Hospitals and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Vice President email
Past President email
Company Secretary email
|Eros Musical Society|
|We are an Amateur Dramatics Society based in Giffnock, in the south side of Glasgow. Our first show was staged in Clarkston halls in 1965, we now perform our shows in Eastwood Park Theatre and have continued to entertain audiences in the Eastwood area for the last 43 years......|
Since our first production of the Merry Widow, we have done many shows over the years including such favourites as Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady, Copacabana, and many, many more including reviews and concerty party performances.
For further information on tickets, or if you would like to come along to rehearsals or join our club then please feel free to contact us on the numbers listed below or, alternatively, send us an email and we will respond as soon as possible.
For enquiries relating to new members for an upcoming show, please email or phone LYNSAY DICKOV from the details below. We look forward to heing from you soon
Lynsay Dickov : 07791-750393
Ticket Bookings: Pamela Marshall : 01355-523892
|Eyemouth Variety Group|
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