Local Community Theatre
Whitley Bay & District Scouts
Within Whitley Bay & District there are 11 Scout Groups, each made up of a Beaver Scout Colony (age 5¾-8), a Cub Scout Pack (age 8-10½)
and a Scout Group (age 10½-14). Within the District we have an Explorer Scout Unit for the 14-18 age range and a Network Scout Unit for 18-25 year olds.
Our Groups are to be found in Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton and Earsdon and meetings are held on all week nights to ensure that there is always an available meeting to join. Week nights are supplemented by many varied weekend activities ranging from visits, camping and other outdoor activities.
Scouting is a global, educational youth Movement. In the UK Scouting is organised through the Scout Association and has a clear purpose:
To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
Our aim is for young people and adults in partnership to have fun, make friends and gain life skills.
Tynemouth Scout District is part of the Scout Association, a global, co-educational youth movement, and covers the areas of North Shields, Wallsend, Howden, Battle Hill as well as Tynemouth Itself.
The District is part of Northumberland Scout County and made up of 15 Scout Groups, one of which is a Sea Scout Group. Most of them comprise of a Beaver Scout Colony (age 6 - 8), a Cub Scout Pack (age 8 - 10½) and a Scout Group (age 10½ -14).
The District also has 3 Explorer Scout Units for the 14-18 age range and a Network Scout Unit for 18-25 year olds, as well as two Scout Active Support Units for the 25+ age range who aren’t active leaders.
As of February 2010 there are over 800 people taking part in Scout activities as part of Tynemouth District, 200 of which are adults. Our membership has risen consistently over the past few years.
Every night of the week at least one of our Scout Groups is meeting somewhere in the District and many of our Groups, as well as the District itself, hold weekend activities such as visits, camps and other outdoor events so there is always something to take part in.
Once every two years Tynemouth Scouts take to the stage for their bi-annual Gang Show, similar in content to the Royal variety show. It is performed by youth and adult members from around the District and between the cast and the back stage crew there are quite often 200 people involved in this 2 hour show.
It doesn’t matter if your 6 or 60, whether you have been in the Scouts or not, gang shows appeal to all the family and make for a great night out.
All of the Sections in Tynemouth District are open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 25; the adult section is open from 25 to 60 plus. If you would like to join the worlds largest co-educational youth organisation, at any level.
Whitley Bay Pantomime Society
Aims and Objectives
To promote public education and interest in theatre, particularly pantomime and further development of public appreciation by the presentation of an annual pantomime.
To present from time to time, such other theatrical productions as the Executive Committee decides.
To promote the study and development of the arts and skills associated with the pantomime tradition.
To benefit charitable bodies out of funds that may become surplus to the requirements of the Society as decided at the Annual General Meeting by a majority of members present and voting.
To promote related social related social events on behalf of the membership.
The AGM is held mid June and the Executive committee meet the first Sunday of the month. Rehearsals commence weekly from September until the end of October and then twice weekly until January
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Whitley Bay Operatic Society
Whitley Bay Operatic Society (WBOS) was formed in October 1911 and was then named The Whitley Bay Monkseaton and District Operatic Society. Productions started in such places as the Livingston hall and finally progressed to the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
We perform two musicals each year usually in November and April taking up to six months in rehearsals twice a week. We currently have about 100 members but are always looking for new talent so if you can sing and dance (just a little!) and wish to join us, then get in touch.
Day 8 Productions
New, local production company supporting amateur theatre in all its forms. Open and inclusive to all sections of the community. Performing a minimum of three events per year in the North Tyneside area alongside a youth education academy. Day8 productions aims to be inclusive, dynamic, pioneering and creative!! Rehearsing events up to three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays depending on the event. For more details see the website www.day8productions.org
Whitley Bay Theatre Company
The Whitley Bay Theatre Company (one of the oldest societies in the area) was formed many years ago and was originally known as The Theatre Club, Whitley Bay. In 2003 we revamped the society, brought it up to date with a new lease of life and that was a real turning point for the company.
We are proud of the fact that everyone knows each others name and also values each others opinions. Our Society is run by a small hard working Committee who give up a lot of their time to make sure we remain a healthy, hardworking and enjoyable Society to belong to. We do have a few basic House Rules that we all have to abide by but as these are mostly common sense - they really dont need much following really!
We have an excellent reputation for performing a range of productions that appeal to all types of audiences. Whether you like murder mysteries, fast moving farces or like to sit back with a stroll down memory lane with adaptations of well known television classics - there is something for all to enjoy.
We are a very friendly Society with a large number of members. Any one is welcome to join our Society, we always welcome new members. Wether your talents lie on or off stage there are many aspects of the society that you could get involved with. We always have the kettle on and numerous chocolate biccies on the go, so just come in and say hello and find out the crack! There is no pressure and you won't be asked to do anything you don't want to do - apart from the washing up maybe! We rehearse on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening at St Paul's Church in Whitley Bay from 7.30pm.
If you would like to join us or find out more about the society please contact Chairman Chris Johnson.
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Tynemouth Amateur Operatic Society
Tynemouth Amateur Operatic Society (TAOS) is a group of like-minded people who enjoy singing and acting. The Society was formed in 1947, performing at the Albion Cinema in North Shields. Throughout the years we have presented our shows at various venues within North Shields and Tynemouth, moving to the Playhouse in Whitley Bay in 1977 where we have been performing ever since.
TAOS aims to deliver two shows every year - both with an individual approach. Rehearsals take place weekly on Friday evenings at North Shields Baptist Church from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
We produce a range of shows to suit all tastes and in 2010 we were very proud to present the north eastern premiere of Beauty and the Beast.
Our Management Committee works hard to help raise the standards of all our performances and we have many talented members within our Society.
Anyone who would be interested in joining us either on stage or to work backstage would be made very welcome.
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