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Enriching our community through theatre

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Enriching our community through theatre

Enriching our community through theatre

Branching Out Drama Society By Branching Out Drama Society

We are on a mission to bring exciting, low-cost and inclusive theatre to our local community, and create opportunities for anyone to experience the magic of bringing a show to the stage.

Milton-under-Wychwood Fundraising stage

pledged of £6,943
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BODS is an ambitious community hub for every aspect of amateur theatre where individuals of all ages explore and develop their performing arts skills. Participants engage in workshops, improvised sessions, and rehearsals, culminating in two or three productions a year as well as festivals and competitions. BODS takes performances into the community. Our society is entirely volunteer-run. Our project aims to enrich our productions by buying better stage equipment, sets, costumes, and technical resources.

What we'll deliver:

  • Skills training in make up, lighting, sound, cameras and set design
  • Enhanced sets and productions
  • An updated website helping community members and prospective participants to access our offer

Why it's a great idea:

PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT - a more engaging and professional experience to better entertain our audiences and provide low cost, accessible theatrical experiences to our community. SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE- new equipment will allow us to teach more theatrical skills giving participants confidence from learning to use professional quality resources. WELLBEING - Sharing the magic of bringing a show to the stage helps participants make new friends in our local area, and sharing the experience with our audiences gives our community the chance to share memorable experiences together.

Steps to get it done:

  • New enhanced production in Spring 2024
  • Casting Christmas 2024 production
  • 3 Summer 2024 Festival entries
  • Music Festival Entry March- April 2024
  • Makeup workshop
  • Public speaking workshop including use of microphones
  • Taking pocket pantos to independant living homes, dementia homes

Location Milton-under-Wychwood

About the space

The Wychwoods and surrounding area is a rural area, within it we have many elderly peoples homes, schools and local day centre and cafes for the isolated .


West Oxfordshire District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,942

Hiring rehearsal and performance space - £3,900 (56%)
Macbook 14/16 - £1,699 (24%)
Makeup for teaching - £480 (7%)
Rosco paints - £250 (4%)
Wireless LAVALIER radio mikes - £60 (1%)
Fog liquids - £25 (0%)
Other - £529 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Hiring rehearsal and performance space
Macbook 14/16
Makeup for teaching
Rosco paints
Wireless LAVALIER radio mikes
Fog liquids
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT

Total £6,942

Our Volunteer List

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