Performing Arts Society - Chelmsford

The ARU Performing Arts Society for Chelmsford has been running for a year and is looking for lots of new members! If you’re interested in theatre, dance, music, public speaking, stand-up, or even magic tricks or circus performance, or just want a place to come and have fun, then the PA Soc is the place for you! Whether you have experience performing or not, whatever course you're studying, or whatever campus you're part of, everyone is welcome and we’re sure you will find something you enjoy.

We have traditionally had face-to-face sessions on Wednesday afternoons, but are now currently holding all sessions online using Microsoft Teams on Saturdays 11am-1pm. We will post on our Facebook page (see bottom of page) any further updates, or information.

Our gatherings consist of us playing drama games, script readings, jamming sessions and getting to know people with similar interests in the performing arts. We aim to make the society a great place to meet new people and make friends, as well as take a much needed break from our studies! We've been having a lot of fun and laughs each session and are excited to try new activities and projects in the future, as our society grows and as the COVID situation improves. We would love ideas and suggestions for what the society should do moving forward, so if there is anything you would like to do or show the group, do make sure to let us know!

In the meantime here is a list of things we are planning to do in the future:

  • Amateur production: either a play, musical or talent showcase (you decide!)
  • Small group/individual performances each week (can watch others or take part) 
  • A weekly ‘theme’ for performance or activities (e.g. Shakespeare, ‘love’, 90’s culture etc.) 
  • Music jamming sessions/sing-arounds 
  • Focussed workshops to explore musical themes (e.g. particular genres, playing styles, vocal harmonies) 
  • Course presentations/speeches – practice performing for group, feedback etc. 
  • Society socials: meals, local gigs, pub crawls, karaoke nights, movie nights, or trips to London to see a West End show

…..And much, much more!

If any of this sounds like the type of thing you would be interested in, feel free to contact us or even better, join the ARU Performing Arts Society today!

For more information, or if you would like to join any of our sessions, contact our President, James at, or our social secretary, Diana at

or join our Facebook group:





We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!

Musical Director


Social Secretary




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  • Performing Arts Society - Chelmsford Semester One Membership£1.80

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