Since reopening after lockdown, Razzamataz Theatre School has witnessed firsthand how taking part in performing arts classes has boosted children’s confidence and self-esteem. Principal Michaela and her team have seen how they are bouncing back week after week, which has been further supported by numerous testimonials from grateful families.
Razzamataz has a strong ethos of inclusion and welcomes children regardless of ability or any mental or physical illnesses. While some will go on to become professional performers, others gain life skills to pursue their own dreams and aspirations.
Based at Yate Academy, Sundridge Park, Yate BS37 4DX
Tel: 07929 059279
The Armstrong Arts Group (AAG) was created in 2019 as a result of the fund-raising effort to help redevelop the Armstrong Hall in Thornbury started in 2011 by Joan Hawkins, Daphne Ashton and Barbara Ray.
Its aims are to promote and maintain entertainment opportunities in Thornbury for all ages and interests for the benefit of Thornbury and the surrounding area in which individuals will be able to enjoy and appreciate various cultural and entertainment events.
In view of the closure of the Armstrong Hall Complex, any funds currently raised by the events organised by the group will be utilised to facilitate further cultural events and activities.
The programme organised by the AAG includes musical performances, drama productions and talks.
Tel: 01454 850933
The Armstrong Hall Action Alliance has been set up by residents from Thornbury with the aim of finding a way to restore the Armstrong Hall after it was closed due to the financial impacts of Covid-19.
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road BS35 3JA
Thornbury Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AQ
Tel: 07890 869263
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414880
'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.
Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.
Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.
Did you know that Thornbury has its own Eisteddfod?
It has classes in singing, speech and drama, choirs, piano, orchestral instruments and family groups.
The Eisteddfod is a celebration of the great range of talent in the local area.
Taking part in a competitive festival can be an enjoyable and encouraging experience especially as there are professional adjudicators judging the classes.
It provides a platform for young performers so if that's you why not have a look at the syllabus and enter a class or two?
For more information click below or pick up a copy of the syllabus from The Town Hall, Thornbury.
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 (TMTG) is a long established and successful group with a high reputation in amateur theatre. We perform typically three shows a year, starting with a traditional pantomime in the February half term, followed by a concert or review in May/June and culminating with a main show at the end of October. We regularly perform one off events at other venues or in publicity activities in order to promote the group.
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 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.
Tel: 01454 850 933
Tel: 01454 415 358
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.