Groups

Our theatre is used by a variety of local groups and schools, many meeting here on a weekly basis.

Razzamataz

Razzamataz meet at Theatre Royal Dumfries on Mondays during term-time. 

Razzamataz Dumfries is proud to put the welfare of its students at the heart of everything it does. From providing affordable part-time performing arts training for children ages 2 to 18, to giving them access to some of the most talented performers through specialist workshops and classes, Razzamataz Dumfries 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.

The Dumfries school was established in 2002 and offers Arts Awards Qualifications, authentic street dance, professional recording experience, auditions, specialist workshops with industry professionals such as Ashley Banjo, Diversity and Kerry Ellis and many exciting performance opportunities around the local community, London’s West End and Disneyland Paris! Affiliations include The Stage Newspaper (a prestigious Scholarship place), Top Talent Agency and First Choice. Students from Razzamataz Dumfries have gone on to forge successful careers within the performing arts genre.

To book a FREE taster session contact dumfries@razzamataz.co.uk or 07711 918328 or you can click here to learn more: https://dumfries.razzamataz.co.uk/enrol-me/ 

Wee Mousie Drama Club

Run by Grant Dinwoodie, Wee Mousie Drama Class is a new exciting programme that enables students to develop as creative and imaginative individuals.  Wee Mousie meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term-time.

For more information and details of how to get involved contact Grant at drama@weemousie.co.uk or on 07792 139977

JMB Creatives

The JMB Creatives are a group of young people aged 10-26 which work alongside the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust to add a touch of magic to Moat Brae! Moat Brae house and garden, the birthplace of Peter Pan, are currently being restored and will be transformed into an inspirational Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling which will tell the story of how Peter Pan began and celebrate imagination and stories from across the world.

The JMB Creatives meet weekly, in the Theatre Royal, to share ideas, test out activities and work on a range of specific projects. We also offer volunteer opportunities for the group at events where they can gain experience and link this to their Saltire, Arts or Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The group are currently working towards producing Dreams for the Future 2018, our spectacular series of opening events at Moat Brae, designed to celebrate the talent and creativity of young people in the area.

For more information on JMB Creatives and Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, visit www.peterpanmoatbrae.org/youth-forum

Paragon Music

Paragon is an inclusive music company inspiring people to create and perform their own music. They are passionate about using music and the arts to raise people's aspirations, promoting positive self-image, teamwork, communication and learning.

Paragon often hold workshops in our Studio and this summer are once again running their Your Story workshops, an exciting art and music workshop for disabled and non disabled young people (15 – 25 yrs).

Come along to Your Story and meet new friends and enjoy creating and discovering music, dance and visual art whilst contributing to regular performances. This project will be run in collaboration with Turning Point Scotland’s Access Art service.

Professionally trained musicians and artists who are highly experienced in supporting young people will lead the workshops which are free of charge thanks to support from the Holywood Trust.

Workshops will run on the following dates at the Theatre Royal Dumfries:

August 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th (10:30-12:30)

August 10th (1:30-3:30pm)

August 16th (4pm rehearsal) at The Usual Place

August  17th (6pm show) at The Usual Place

Contact Paragon directly to book your place! charlotte-paragon@btconnect.com or 07484 031 151