MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is owned and operated by Birmingham City Council. It is a multifunctional premises and is described at http://www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/sites/town_hall/hall.htm

 The premises meet a variety of needs for users from a varied cultural and social background in North Birmingham.

In particular there are several musical theatre, operatic, choir and orchestral groups who require good stage, technical and audience facilities to mount productions of merit.

Contact with any of these member societies may be made through this site (admin@scthusers.co.uk) if there is no reference made to their own site.

The membership of Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Users, which is open to users of the premises, comprises:

ERDINGTON OPERATIC was formed in 1959 and, for many years, rehearsed and staged productions at Moor End Lane School, Erdington - hence the name. They stage one performance a year in the autumn in the Town Hall specialising mainly, but not exclusively, to the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Contact: www.erdington-operatic.co.uk/

MANOR OPERATIC SOCIETY was formed some 50 years ago to perform Gilbert & Sullivan and Light Operetta. The Society makes regular donations to local charities from the proceeds of the Shows.
New singers and actors are always welcome to join this friendly group. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. , at Chester Road Baptist Church , corner of Boldmere Road and Chester Road .
Contact:  http://www.manoroperaticsociety.co.uk/

TUDOR MUSICAL COMEDY SOCIETY was formed in 1961 to present musical theatre productions, so we are now in our 47th year of entertaining audiences at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. During this time several charities have benefitted from donations resulting from our activities, and in recent years we have channelled these to the local branch of the R.N.L.I.

We always welcome new members to act, sing and dance in our shows, and we have an active social programme too. Rehearsals are held every Thursday at Streetly Community Centre, Foley Road East, from 7.30 p.m.
Contact: www.thetudor.co.uk

TRINITY PLAYERS was founded in 1975 and produces a combination of musical comedy, plays, cabaret or choral work, every year. They perform at Sutton Arts Theatre and Sutton Coldfield Town Hall .
Rehearsals take place at Holy Trinity Church Hall Mondays and Wednesdays. New members always welcome.
Contact: Trinity Players

CIRCLE LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, formed in 1937 and formerly known as C.L.O.C.K, the ‘K’ standing for Kingstanding where the original company was formed at the Circle Community Centre many years ago and where shows and pantomimes were performed on stage there enjoying great success.
Contact: www.cloc.org.uk

JAGUAR CHARITY PANTOMIME SOCIETY First established in 1947 by Fisher & Ludlow Co., as a works and social group for employees. In 1991 the society became a registered charity, keeping the ‘Jaguar’ name for historical reasons. Its commitment to develop and train in the dramatic and operatic arts. We develop natural talents, teach stage craft, opportunities for all ages to act, sing, dance, draw/create backdrops and sceneery, also work with sound and lighting. Each year we produce a pantomime and for the duration of this we provide free tickets for over 90% of our audience.
Contact: www.e-voice.org.uk/jaguarcharitypantomime

THE NATIONAL TRUST Sutton Coldfield Centre was founded in 1979 to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust.
Lectures are held at the Town Hall twice monthly during the winter months, and the Centre organises holidays, coach and car outings and rambles, plus coffee mornings during the summer months. New members are always welcome.

ROYAL ROSE LUNCHEON CLUB. The Royal Rose Luncheon Club was established in 1956 for Ladies. The purpose of the club is to enjoy lunch with friends and to listen to interesting speakers. The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month and any lady interested in becoming a member is assured of a very warm welcome.

SHAFT (Stage Hands and Fly Team) Stage Management Services was formed in 1987 by a group of friends who enjoy helping backstage for amateur dramatics. All of the crew give their time and skills free and only make a nominal charge so that tools and equipment can be purchased to improve the services offered. Many of the Musical Societies using the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall use SHAFT for their productions.
Anyone interested in joining SHAFT would be welcome. For more information ­contact through admin@scthusers.co.uk

SUTTON COLDFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY established in 1969 and dedicated to the performance of great choral music by the established masters and by contemporary composers. The Society gives two or three Concerts a year (September to May) in Sutton Coldfield Town Hall and Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green.
The choir welcomes new members.

ROYAL SCOTTISH COUTNTRY DANCE SOCIETY. Weekly classes held every Monday; season commencing September, at St. James Hall, Mere Green. The Annual Ball is held in Sutton Coldfield Town Hall . Tickets available only from Committee Members.

SOROPTOMIST INTERNATIONAL is an organisation for professional and business women who meet at least twice a month for a business meeting and a social occasion with a meal.

SUTTON ORGAN SOCIETY was formed some eighteen years ago and has gone from strength to strength. The aim of the Society is to provide a friendly, social gathering to listen to music by well-known National and International Organ­ists and to provide a platform for new and up and coming organists on the circuit. New members always welcome.

SUTTON COLDFIELD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY was formed in 1929 as the Brainchild of Sir Adrian Boult, who in order to give regular employment to the City of Birmingham Orchestra organised concerts in Sutton Coldfield.
The Society is dedicated to giving residents of Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas access to a variety of music through the promotion of concerts by top class orchestras, chamber groups and soloists. The Society is particularly keen to give talented young local musicians opportunities to further their careers and each season tries to include at least one such person in their programmes.

SUTTON COLDFIELD MODEL MAKERS were formed in 1976 to promote the hobby of modelmaking in all its forms and to enjoy the company and healthy competion of like minded modellers.
The Society meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

SUTTON COLDFIELD ORCHESTRA was formed in 1975, has about fifty members and plays under professional guest conductors usually performing five concerts a year in venues within Sutton Coldfield including Sutton Coldfield Town Hall .
They include in their performances works by English composers, Britten, Walton, Arnold and Berkely. Encouragement is given to young soloists by holding a Young Soloists Concert annually.
Contact: www.suttoncoldfieldorchestra.org.uk

ROYAL ROSE LUNCHEON CLUB was established in 1956 for Ladies. It is a friendly club and has had continued success for 52 years.
The purpose of the club is to enjoy lunch with friends and also their interesting speakers. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, and anyone becoming a member can be assured of a very warm welcome.

ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION . The Sutton Coldfield Branch was formed in 1966. Meetings take place at Sutton Coldfield Library four times a year and they carry out many fund raising events in the area throughout the year.

LICHFIELD FESTIVAL takes place annually providing Lichfield District, Staffordshire and the wider Midlands with high quality, international arts events combined with community-based, locally sourced events.
For more information visit www.lichfieldfestival.org

N.O.D.A. NATIONAL OPERATIC & DRAMA ASSOCIATION (Midland Region) has been in existence for over 100 years. It supports Amateur Theatre throughout the U.K. with advice, library and insurance services and also reporting on Shows.
Contact: www.nodamidland.org/

WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION was formed in 1980 with the aim of furthering interest in the period 1914- 1918 so to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradship of all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders during the Great War. It does not seek to justify or glorify war. It is not a re-enactment society nor is it commercially motivated, It is entirely non-political.
The object of the Association is to educate the public in the history of the Great War with particular reference to the Western Front. It meets on the third Saturday afternoon each month in the Vesey Suite for presentations from prominent national speakers. Members of the public are invited to attend. www.wfa-birmingham.org.uk

The following organisations are also members of the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Users Limited :­

Bishop Vesey  and Sutton Girls Grammar Schools Joint Operatic Society

Mayoress'  Fund of Sutton Coldfield

Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust

Heart of England China Painters

Modern Teachers of Dancing

Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company ( www.scmtc.co.uk)

Sutton Christian Centre

The Vaughan Singers (www.thevaughansingers.co.uk)

Sutton Choral Society