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Amateur Dramatic and Youth Theatre Groups in Birmingham

Update January 2013. Please note these lists are no longer updated and we can not guarantee that all of the information is correct and up to date. Please contact the organisation/group directly if you require further information.

Amateur Dramatics Groups

Acting Out
Contact: Andrew Cooper
The Wellington, 72 Bristol Street, B5 7AH
Tel: 07779 379 578
Website: www.actingout.org.uk
E-mail: acting.out@btinternet.com
Description: A free gay, lesbian and straight theatre group that meets every Thursday evening

The Arcadians
Contact: Mrs Stella Rourke
106 Waterfall Lane, Cradley Heath, B64 6RE
Tel: 07950 242114
Email: stellarourke@btinternet.com
Website: www.arcadians.net
Description: Amateur musical company, performing two shows annually at Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. Rehearsals Tue 7.30pm St Marys Church Hall, Bristol Road, Selly Oak.

Argosy Musical Theatre Company
Contact: Sarah Herring
6 Chamberlain Court, 104 Edmund Street, B3 2ES
Tel: 0121 236 3872
Website: www.argosy.me.uk
E-mail: ArgosyMTC@gmail.com
Description: An amateur dramatics society based in Birmingham City centre. We rehearse Monday evenings and perform a musical each May/June and a concert each October. All are welcome – no previous experience performing required.

Billesley Players
Contact: Mrs Tracey Bolt
133 All Saints Road, Kings Heath, B14 6AT
Tel: 0121 608 9887

Birmingham and District Theatre Guild
Contact: Mr Roger Cunnington
11 Howard Road, Yardley, B25 8AL
Tel: 0121 707 6684
E-mail: bdtg@btinternet.com
Website: www.bdtg.org.uk

Bournville Musical Theatre Company (BMTC)
Contact: Phil Snowe
The Friends Meeting House, Watford road
Cotteridge, B30 1JB
E-mail: phils@bmtcweb.co.uk
Website: www.bmtcweb.co.uk

Castle Bromwich Theatre Groups

Contact: Mrs C Powney
22 Manor Park Road, Castle Bromwich, B36 0DL
Tel: 0121 747 3050

Circle Light Opera Company (CLOC)
Contact: Teresa Swaine
Tel: 07960 869 250
Email: webmaster@cloc.org.uk
Website: www.cloc.org.uk

Circle Players
Meets at: Methodist Church
Sundial Lane, Great Barr, B43 6PD
Tel: 0121 357 1069

Class Act Drama Centre
Unit 240, The Custard Factory,
Gibb St, Digbeth, B9 4AA.
Contact: Marian Smith
Tel: 0121 244 3214
Email : classactteam@aol.com
Website: www.classactdramacentre.co.uk

Crescent Theatre
Contact: Members Manager
Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B16 8AE
Tel: 0121 643 5859
E-mail: admin@cresent-theatre.co.uk

Drama 13
Contact: Mr Matthew Gough
23 Colmore Road, Kings Heath, B14 7PE
Tel: 0121 444 1912

Erdington Operatic Society
Blackwood Methodist Church
Blackwood Road, Streetly
Tel: 0121 355 2542
Meet:Wednesday 7.45pm
Performance: mainly Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas, usually beginning November

Great Barr Musical Theatre Company
Contact: Maureen Bowyer
98 Cramlington Road, Great Barr, B42 2EG
Tel: 0121 680 3525
Email: maureenbowyer@hotmail.com
Rehearsals every Tuesday 8.00-10.00pm at the Co-op Rooms, Walsall Road, Great Barr

Hall Green Little Theatre
Contact: Mrs Julia Roden
Hall Green Little Theatre, Pemberley Road, Acocks Green, B27 7RY
Tel: 0121 777 2121
Website: www.hglt.org.uk

Highbury Theatre Centre
Contact: Highbury Little Theatre
Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HD
Tel: 0121 373 2761
Email: highbury.players@btinternet.com
Website: www.highburytheatre.co.uk
Box office Mon 7.30 – 9pm, Wed 10 –12noon

Jadis Shadows
Heritage Theatre Company
Contact: James Tudor - Artistic Director
E-mail: jadis-shadows@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.jadisshadows.com

Knowle Operatic Society (KOS)
Contact: Joan Ransom
183 Longdon Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 9HY
Tel: 01564 777634
Website: www.kosweb.co.uk

Midlands Co-operative Society Repertory Co.
Members Relations Office,
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street, B3 3BS
Tel: 0121 233 1545
Email: co-op.memberbham@btclick.com

Moorpool Players
Contact: Norma Mason, Hon. Secretary
52 Carless Avenue, Harborne, B17 9BW
Tel: 0121 427 6795
Website: www.moorpool.org

Oldbury Rep
The Barlow Theatre, Spring Walk, Langley, B69 4SP
Contact: Helen Spragg Tel: 0121 552 2761, Mobile: 07980 898866
Email: info@oldburyrep.org
Website: www.oldburyrep.org

Portland Pavilion Players
Contact: Mrs Lin Reedes
Portland Road, Edgbaston, B17 8LS
Tel: 0121 434 5130 / 07967 396 297
Email: portlandplayers@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.portlandplayers.mfbiz.com

Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society
Contact: Mrs Jacqueline Bailey
55 The Hurst, Moseley, B13 0DA
Website: www.qmts.co.uk
Rehearsals: Every Thursday at Swanshurst School, Billesley

Saracen’s Theatre Company
Contact: Peter Oliver, Based in Kings Norton
Tel: 0121 478 1356
Website: www.saracenstheatre.co.uk

Solihull Operatic Society
Contact: Jill Godsall, Malley Hall, Alderbrook School, Blossomfield Road, Solihull.
Meet: Thursdays between 7.30 and 10.00pm
Tel: 0121 705 0968
Email: solihullonstage@gmail.com
Website: Solihull On Stage

Stage27
Contact: Miss Helen Whitby
Acocks Green Methodist Church, Shirley Road,
Meet: Wednesday 8 – 10pm
Tel: 0776 375 1594
Email: stage27@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.stage27.co.uk

Sutton Arts Theatre
Contact: Miss J Ellis
Sutton Arts Theatre, South Parade
Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QU
Tel: 0121 313 2934 Or: Sutton Arts Theatre 0121 355 5355
Mobile: 07790835848

Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company
Contact: Dave Bardell
4 Herringshaw Croft, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1HT
Tel: 0121 241 8658
Mobile: 07813 822725
Email: dpb@scmtc.co.uk

Trinity Players
Contact: Mr Robert Thomas
123 The Boulevard, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5JE
Tel: 0121 354 1083

Tudor Musical Comedy Society
Contact: Nigel Gaunt - Chairman
Tel: 07795 614 227
Meets at: Moor Hall School, Sutton Coldfield
Website:www.tmcs.yolasite.com

Youth Theatre Groups

Big Brum Youth Theatre
Pegasus School, Turnhouse Road, Castle Vale, B35 6PR
Tel: Youth Theatre enquiries: 0121 464 4606
Email: dan@bigbrum.plus.com
Website: Big Brum Youth Theatre

Birmingham Rep - The Young REP
Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP
Tel: 0121 245 2000
Website: The Young REP
Description: based at the Birmingham Rep. Run sessions at the Rep and across the city at satellite venues. Aim to provide young people 8 - 18 with a positive/high quality arts experience.

Birmingham Theatre School
The Old Rep Theatre, Station Street, B5 4DY
Contact: Chris Rozanski
Tel: 0121 643 3300
Email: info@birminghamtheatreschool.co.uk
Website: www.birminghamtheatreschool.co.uk
Description: provides training for full/part time students on a range of courses from level 1-4.

BMOS Youth Theatre
Ladywood Arts & Leisure Centre, 316 Monument Road, Ladywood, B16 8TR
Contact: Alan Hackett
Tel: 07890 306318
Website: www.birminghamyouththeatre.com
Description: the junior section of the BMOS Musical Theatre Company and perform two musical shows a year at the old Rep theatres, Birmingham.

Brit Youth Theatre
34 Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1SU
Contact: Michelle Connolly,
Tel: 07958 949 858 or 0121 354 4973
Email: mail@thebrityouththeatre.co.uk
Website: www.thebrityouththeatre.co.uk

Central TV Workshop
Contact: Colin Edwards
Tel: 0121 643 9898
Email:colin.edwards@itv.com
Description: sponsored by ITV and offers drama training for young actors (aged 8-18 years) preparing them for television, film and theatre.

Crescent Youth Theatre
Sheepcote Street, Brindleyplace, B16 8AE
Contact: Rachael Veazey
Tel: 0121 643 5859
Email: cyt@crescent-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/youth_theatre.htm
Description: Friendly youth theatre based at a working theatre, membership of 50, aged 11-19. No experience or auditions necessary, to join this busy exciting youth theatre.

Festival Arts
49 Church Road, Moseley, B13 9ED
Contact: Jennie Baines,
Tel: 0121 449 2033
Email: festivalarts@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.festivalarts.org

Fox Maverick Youth Theatre Company
The Friends Institute,
220 Moseley Road, B12 0DG
Contact: Nick Hennegan,
Tel: 0121 444 0933
Website: freespace.virgin.net/maverick.theatre/main.htm

Harlequin Youth Theatre and Dance Academy
Francis Asbury Centre, Sundial Lane, Great Barr, B43 6PB
Contact: Sheila Chamberlain-Hyett
Tel: 0121 358 4727
Email: harlequinyouththeatre@btopenworld.com
Website: www.harlequinyouththeatre.btinternet.co.uk
Description: A low cost but high quality training in drama and dance providing opportunities to perform in productions, festivals and take drama and dance qualifications.

Innov8 Youth Theatre
Based in Hodge Hill
Contact: Melanie Clarke
Tel: 07767 032 409
Email: innov8yt@hotmail.co.uk
Website www.innov8theatre.co.uk
Blog: innov8youththeatre.blogspot.com
Description: Innov8 Youth Theatre is a community youth theatre based in the Hodge Hill area of Birmingham. The group is open to young local people aged between 12 and 16 and is dedicated towards providing young people with a place to share their creative talents.

Kajans Women's Enterprise And Association
Contact: Claudette McDonald
Tel: 0121 507 0904
Website: www.kajans.co.uk
Email: info@kajans.co.uk
Description: Kajans is a community centred organisation based in Aston, a predominantly African Caribbean and Asian community.

MAC Youth Theatre
Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH.
Tel: 0121 446 3232 (Sales and Information)
Website: www.macarts.co.uk/?page=about/macYT.html

Maverick Youth Theatre
Kings Heath Community Centre
8 Heathfield Road, B14 7DB
Contact: Deborah Scattergood
Tel: 07531 138 248
Email: deborah@mavericktheatre.co.uk
Website: www.mavericktheatre.co.uk

National Association of Youth Theatres
NAYT (National Association of Youth Theatres) supports the development of youth theatre and young people’s involvement in theatre through a professional programme of training, advocacy, information services and events.
Email: nayt@btconnect.com
Website: http://www.nayt.org.uk/

Paul Nicholas School of Acting
Classes held at Turves Green Community Leisure Centre in Northfield and St. Nicolas Place, The green, Kings Norton
Principal: Caroline McCarthy BA (Hons)
Tel: 0121 243 1102
Email: pnsabham@hotmail.co.uk
Lessons just £8 for 2 hrs

Raw Talent
Unit 8, 14-20 George Street, Balsall Heath,
B12 9RG
Tel: 0121 440 8188
Email: info@rawtalent.co.uk
Website: www.rawtalent.co.uk
Description: Raw Talent perform new original pieces of theatre and aims to give young people an enjoyable experience of being on stage.

St. Paul’s Youth Theatre
Hertford Street, Balsall Heath, B12 8NJ
Tel: 0121 464 4376
Email: administration@stpaulstrust.org.uk
Website: www.stpaulstrust.org.uk

Stages Drama
Based at St. Laurence Pastoral Centre, Northfield B31 2LX
Contact: Coral Dickinson
Tel: 07793 240733
Email: info@stagesdrama.co.uk
Website: www.stagesdrama.co.uk
Description: Drama with a difference! Putting your child's development at the heart of everything we do...
Using Drama to develop confidence, self esteem, communication, co-ordination and social skills as well as developing performance technique. Students can enter for recognised graded LAMDA examinations


Stage2 Youth Theatre
Birmingham School of Acting,
Millennium Point, Curzon Street
Tel: 07961 018841
Email: info@stage2.org
Website: www.stage2.org
Description: provide a huge range of opportunities for young people aged 7-21. No audition necessary for productions, workshops, exchanges, residentials, outings, qualifications, cabarets, technical training etc. All welcome - subsidy fund available to help with fees.

Last updated December 2010