Drama and Music
Bollington is very fortunate to have a number of drama and music groups that everyone can get involved with, as well as excellent venues where entertainment by local and visiting performers can take place.
Bollington Festival Players
Meet at Bollington Arts Centre
Perform 1 play & 1 pantomime per year.
Actors, backstage, front of house – plenty for everyone
If you are interested in taking part in one of our productions or would like to help during the panto backstage, making scenery, costumes, front of house or chaperoning our junior cast we would love to hear from you.
You must be 9 years or older at the time of the performances for our junior productions but any age for the adult shows.
Bollington Light Opera Group
Give two shows each year at the Civic Hall plus a number of social functions.
For ticket information
Bollington Festival Music Theatre
Cheshire’s unique performance group for 7-13s
The Music Theatre was formed in 1986 and since then has presented at least two shows a year, mostly at the Arts Centre. There are no auditions to join, everyone who comes along can be in the show, and casting is decided as part of the rehearsal process. The emphasis is on teamwork and developing musical and theatrical skills in a relaxed, supportive environment. Children often surprise themselves with what they can achieve in a short rehearsal time, while a frequent comment from parents is that being a part of the group raises their child’s confidence.Rehearsals for a new show begin early in September and January each year with a free Taster Session for those interested, with performances in November / December and March / April. Please see the Events page for details of those taking place in the near future.
Canalside Community Radio
Canalside Community Radio Ltd. is one of over 300 Community Radio and Media organisations across the UK. Broadcasting to the North East Cheshire area since 2004 on 102.8fm from our media centre in Bollington, Canalside Radio is dedicated to serving our area with not only the best and most varied music selections you’ll hear anywhere, but also with other great products including:
a comprehensive local events what’s on guide called ‘The Thread‘ and
Phase One Training (radio/media education & training)
Listen to CCR
Bollington Brass Band
Venue: Bollington Arts Centre
Mon & Thur 8.00 – 10.00 pm
Talented ‘B’ Band will meet on Mondays 7pm – 7.45pm during term time only.
The band welcomes new players of all ages and abilities to join them.
The band gives concerts, joins in civic parades and takes part in competitions etc.
Bollington Festival Choir
Bollington Festival Choir is a friendly choir which retains its village roots while welcoming singers from a wide area. Giving three concerts a year in Bollington and hosting the annual ‘Messiah for All’ in aid of local charities, and a public Singing Day, it is known for imaginative programming and high standards of performance. All this is achieved by welcoming all who wish to sing, without audition
Bollington Chamber Concerts
Venue: Bollington Arts Centre.
For nearly thirty years Bollington Chamber Concerts have brought the very best musicians to Bollington. Many have been young ensembles that have continued to stellar careers; others have been established groups at their peak.
With superb musical interpretations and an unparalleled listening environment, Bollington Chamber Concerts offer the perfect introduction to the most rewarding repertoires.
To view the programme of concerts click here
More information from: Chamberconcerts@bollingtonartscentre.co.uk
Bollington Jazz Club
The Jazz Club organises regular visiting Jazz Bands at Bollington Arts Centre.
Look for the latest on the Arts Centre events page
and make sure to book your tickets as they are very popular.
Bollington Folk Club
Upstairs at the Dog & Partridge
Regular Guest Nights on Fridays.
All other Fridays are Singers Nights £2 (Note that your £2 buys you a £1 voucher off the next guest night at the club).
Bridgend Community Choir
A friendly social gathering for those who enjoy singing for fun.