About us

Thornbury Musical Theatre Group (TMTG) was founded in 1968 as the Thornbury Amateur Operatic Society, with its debut production of Oklahoma at the Castle School in Thornbury

We have spent over 50 years performing a variety of musicals, pantomimes and revues. We always enjoy the challenge of tackling new genres and shows only recently released for amateur productions. These include successful shows such as The Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar and Shrek the Musical.

Our mix of shows presents ample performing opportunities, but there are many other key areas for our members and supporters to get involved. These include: directing, choreography, dance and musical direction; our technical team of lighting, sound and stage crew; set design and building; creative art and painting; costumes and props; front of house; publicity and marketing.

Despite our serious intentions, we are a friendly and sociable group with a real mixture of ages and skills. Our busy social calendar includes; workshops, BBQs, theatre trips, curry nights and weekends away.

TMTG is a member of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).  NODA supports the education and information needs of individuals and organisations with high quality services and products that contribute to the success of amateur theatre, as well as encouraging appreciation of the sector by participants and audiences alike.

Do feel free to contact us, join us or hire us, come and see our shows, and tell all your friends and family about us!

Our Patron

We are very pleased to be supported by our Patron Steve Blackmore.

Steve has been involved in local theatre in Bristol, UK for over 37 years as an Actor, Choreographer and Director. He has been nominated three times for a Rose Bowl Award for Best Actor and Supporting Actor for Cosmo is Singin in the Rain, Miles in Forum and Alfieri in The View from the Bridge. 

After hanging up his dancing shoes having choreographed over 15 productions he turned to Directing. His productions as Director has garnered 10 Rose Bowl Awards Best Musical nominations for Baby, Sweeney Todd, High Fidelity, I Love You Because, I Love You, You're Prefect Now Change, The Producers, Legally Blonde and Jekyll & Hyde and 3 Best Set nominations and 3 Noda Regional award for excellence for High Fidelity, Gypsy and Sweet Charity. 

He was proud to produce the UK Premieres of Side Show and High Fidelity and The Life. Steve also Directed Legally Blonde for BODS as The Theatre Royal Bath in March 2020.