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Friends of Thornbury Arts Festival

For more information please contact Ralph Shallcross on 01454 416882 or by email below.


Impatient Vagrant Theatre Company

Affordable arts activities for all ages

Based at Marlwood School, Vattingstone Lane, Alveston

new generation music

Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414880

Northavon Youth Theatre Company

Northavon Youth Theatre Company (NYTC) is a performance vehicle for 60 young people aged 11-18 (including disabled) drawn from the local community and all are students of the Northavon School of Drama. They are encouraged to responsibly develop both interpersonal and theatrical skills through tuition plus workshops - culminating in performing Musicals or Showcases, usually annually around Easter and July respectively, plus Concerts by arrangement.

We offer fun and friendship, plus Drama Without Discrimination! Having presented high quality youth productions for 40 years, (a South-West record), gained a total of TWELVE theatrical awards in the last 25 years and launched many professional careers, NYTC's reputation reflects enthusiasm, energy and excellence!

For more information, please contact our Principal, Lyn Bedford:

Tel: 01454 884154

Octopus Drama Group

'Octopus' was conceived in 1971 as a multi-denominational society which would bring people of the Thornbury area together for an assortment of social activities. Some tentacles have withered and died, but the drama tentacle has developed beyond all expectations.

We perform three shows a year: a pantomime in January, a play in June, and a revue in October - proceeds from the October show go to charity.

We perform our shows in the Christ the King Church Hall, Castle Street, in Thornbury.


South Gloucestershire Show

An annual family weekend event

61-67 Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS
Tel: 07850 497734

Street Cred Dance Workshops with Faith Newport


Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society

Begun in the 1930s, TADS is Thornbury's oldest dramatic society. It tackles a huge variety of often challenging works, from Shakespeare to Terry Pratchett, with at least three productions a year, including one outdoors every summer.
TADS is open to anyone over 16 with any level of experience, and set designers and costumiers are as welcome as actors - rehearsals take place at Turnberrie's.
New ideas for venues and types of production are always welcome, as are members from other societies, or from outside Thornbury. Standard membership costs £30 (£5 for associate members and students). Call 0798 567 5117 for more info.


Thornbury Arts Festival

For more information, see our Thornbury Arts Festival page, or visit the festival website, below.


Thornbury Methodist Players

Our aim is to provide quality entertainment at a reasonable price with a variety of types of play ranging from classical to modern farce. We produce two plays a year, usually in May and November.
We are fortunate to have our own hall and stage, where we rehearse on Tuesday evenings. Our ethos is teamwork, with a strong duty of care to members.
Anyone interested in joining us in any capacity (acting, backstage, set building) will find a warm welcome,. For more information call our chairman Tony McWhirter 01454 416096 and/or secretary Rick Hutton. 01454 880609.


Thornbury Musical Theatre Group

We are an amateur group which performs a pantomime, concert and a main show every year at Thornbury's Armstrong Hall. We are a dedicated, close knit group and also organise regular social activities. New members are always welcome, as well as backstage crew.
All enquiries 01454 853947 or look at our website.


Thornbury Musical Theatre Group Juniors

TMTG Juniors is the junior section of Thornbury Musical Theatre Group, open to 7–18 year olds (Key Stage 2 and above). Our sessions focus on performance skills - singing, dancing and acting, as well as stagecraft, physical comedy and stage combat. We also run workshops focused around backstage elements of theatre (make up, lighting and sound) and stage productions and performances.


Thornbury Theatregoers

Thornbury Theatregoers helps you enjoy the theatre without the worry of driving or parking at night. We organise around ten coach trips a year to see plays, classical concerts, ballets and light operas.
We book accessible seats and regularly visit Theatre Royal Bath, Everyman at Cheltenham, Bristol Old Vic, Hippodrome and Colston Hall.


Tockington and Olveston Parish Players

The Parish Players began life in the 1960s, as the drama group of the Olveston and Tockington WI. Subsequently, men were recruited and the present company, with its enviable history of successful productions, was built. Since 2000, the group has been performing scripted works, before this it was all home grown. The group operates for six months each year, with a new theme every year. Click below to find out more.


Your Call Theatre Group

A Thornbury based drama club for young people aged 13 upwards. Our weekly sessions are held on a Friday evening (even during school holidays). They are led by stage-experienced people, often current members, and we love our past members – especially those now studying drama – to come back and share their learning and ideas with us. The group takes pride in its ethos of innovation, mutual support, fun and friendship, and we enjoy trips to other productions, as well as putting on our own shows. We welcome teenagers who are interested in drama and theatre, whether experienced or beginner. Call or email Jill for more.

Tel: 01454 413850

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