Razzamataz Bristol North uses theatre arts within small class sizes to nurture a child’s confidence and self-esteem, all while making sure they are having a lot of fun.
Aged 2-17? Come and join the Razzamataz family to experience a range of styles from classic West End musical theatre to street dance and pop singing. There are opportunities to perform for boys and girls, from local theatres and festivals to the glittering lights of London’s West End, and even Disney's Main Street Parade.
We are now a Registered Learning Destination for the Children's University, where you can win points for your portal.
Based at Yate Academy, Sundridge Park, Yate BS37 4DX
Tel: 07929 059279
Tel: 07809 709003
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.
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road BS35 3JA
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414880
It has certainly been a strange 2020 so far. The year started off really well with our Panto, Finding Buttons in January which played to full houses and was enjoyed by everyone who came along to see it. Then we were delighted to be nominated by NODA South West in the best comedy category , for our June 2019 production of Rumours by Neil Simon. Everything was all going along swingingly and we were looking forward to starting rehearsals for our June production when Coronavirus hit, changing all our lives dramatically. (No pun intended!) Our Summer production had to be cancelled and now we have, sadly, had to make the decision to cancel our October production but we have been meeting up on Zoom on a regular basis doing play readings and just generally keeping in touch so Octopus lives on!
2021 is our Golden Anniversary and we are very proud to think that we have been entertaining the people of Thornbury for 50 years! We are really hoping that we can start the year with our Pantomime, Aladdin. 50 years ago this was the first Pantomime that Octopus performed, written by Joe Dunthorn a local teacher. This 2021 version has been written by Octopus member Alison Bagnall and will be a colourful, modern update of the original story. As Alison is also our wardrobe mistress, amazing costumes are guaranteed. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that our panto can go ahead but if not we will definitely be back in June with our play. Written by Tony Domaille, Give Us a Sign is a 3 Act comedy and we are proud and delighted to be performing Tony’s first full length play. Over the years we have performed many Pantomimes and one act plays written by Tony which have always been very well received so we hope to see you all in June, if not before, when Octopus will once again be entertaining the people of Thornbury and celebrating 50 years of comedy, drama, song and dance. Until then, keep safe and keep smiling.
'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.
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.
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.
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.