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Several of the performing groups listed here perform in the Bollington Arts Centre.

Bollington Arts Centre

Wellington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JR
Tel: 01625−573863
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Secretary: Ms Kim Bishop
Tel: 01625−576810

Manager: Mrs. Kim Creasey

Bookings: Mick Wilkins
Tel: 01625−576810

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Family parties, weddings, christenings, children's parties, coming of age, anniversaries, rehearsals, band practice, workshops, seminars, meetings, lectures and exhibitions.

Bollington Brass Band

Hon. Secretary: Paul Berry
Tel: 01298-814820, email
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Venue: Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road, Bollington
Monday and Thursday evenings 8.00pm to 10.00pm.

The Band gives concerts, Civic parades, Drum Head services etc. The aim is to further Brass Band music in the area and to give help to junior players. Indeed, they have an excellent 'B' band with about 30 improving players.

In 2011 the main band were promoted to the Championship Section! They are now regarded as one of the finest bands in Britain and the World!

New players, with or without experience, are always welcome. Instruments available for novice players. The 'B' Band provides an outstanding opportunity for new players to become proficient leading to promotion to the main band.

Bollington Festival Opera

This group was put together in summer 2008 by Nicholas Smith & Glyn Taylor in order to bring a high quality operatic repertoire to Bollington. And, indeed, they put on a very successful first performance of Don Pasquale in the Arts Centre and then an outstnding performance of Dido and Aeneas in St Oswald's Church. However, most regrettably the group has not been able to permanently establish itself and is now considered defunct.

Bollington Light Opera Group

The long established BLOG has a reputation for producing wonderful colourful musical theatre with no opportunity for comedy overlooked. See their web page.

Bollington Festival Music Theatre

Bollington Children's Music Theatre in the April 2000 production 'Millennium Dreams'

Director: Donald Judge
Tel: 0161-225 4680

A unique performance group for 7-14s.
Meets Sunday afternoons 2:30pm September - May in the Arts Centre. New members always welcome.

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Bollington Festival Choir


Founder: the late Dr. John Coope MBE

Musical Director: Donald Judge
Tel: 0161−225 4680

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Rehearsals on Tuesdays at 8.00pm at the Arts Centre.
New members - please contact Donald Judge.

Bollington Festival Players

Macclesfield Express 02/02/2005Secretary & Treasurer: Mrs. Kathleen Portlock
Tel: 01625−574085
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We meet every Wednesday at 7.00pm-11.00pm in the Arts Centre. We produce three shows each year, including the Annual Pantomime in conjunction with the Junior Festival Players. See the Arts Centre programme.

Bollington Junior Festival Players

Hon. Secretary: Jane Wells
Tel: 01260-253708

We meet every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the Arts Centre. New members always welcome.

Bollington Chamber Concerts

A series of chamber concerts are presented between September and April each year at the Arts Centre (programme).

Great Shakes!

Shakespeare courses for children run at the Arts Centre during the Easter and Summer Holidays.

Fiona Penney 07930 653145, email

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Samba Drumming Group

Leader: Lynn Knowling

A new group established in April 2012 is learning very quickly haw to play the Samba drums and other south American instruments. Meet Thursday evenings, 7pm at the Dog & Partridge Inn, Palmerston Street.

Bollington Folk Club

Organiser: Pete Wood 
Tel: 07570 807645

Every Friday evening, 8:30pm, Dog & Partridge Inn, Palmerston Street.