Community Activities

Number 8 is home to Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society (PODS) who have been entertaining audiences with musical theatre for over two decades.  PODS hold their auditions and rehearsals at Number 8 and perform their new show here in December and June of each year.

In addition to Number 8’s programme of live events, films screenings, exhibitions, creative courses and readers’ group we also play host to a number of local organisations who use space at Number 8 for their arts and leisure activity.

To download a timetable of Arts & Leisure Activity at Number 8 (including classes we run too) click here. To find out more about regular classes run by external hirers visit the Regular Hirers page.

If you are interested in hiring space at Number 8 for arts and leisure classes or activities further details of spaces available and rates can be found here or contact Emma Bangham, Programme Manager – 01386 561906 /

Community Links

Number 8 works closely with a number of community organisations.  Please see below for a list of useful community links and soures of local arts, entertainment and community information.

Dancefest is the dance development agency for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, which runs a vibrant year round programme that includes classes, projects and performances.

Dance in Worcestershire is a guide to dance events and activities in the county. Watch it in a theatre, join in…. shake your thing… just do it! This website is an initiative by Worcestershire Dance Promoters; a consortium of arts organisations all interested in promoting participation in and attendance of dance.

Pershore Tourist Information offers a wealth of information about Pershore and the surrounding areas.

Visit Worcestershire provides details of a variety of attractions and events, superb places to stay and delightful places to dine. This website will help you gain the most enjoyment from your visit to Worcestershire – a place of great tranquillity which preserves and cherishes it’s past while at the same time offering modern facilities and hospitality.

Pershore Arts (Formerly WANA) is a group of art enthusiasts, based in Pershore, who want to recognise and celebrate the rich diversity of visual arts which exists in our local community.

What’s On Worcestershire is a free on-line guide to arts and entertainment in the county. If you’re looking for a night with the stars, dancing till dawn, the latest film or a good day out with the kids, this is the site for you! Worcestershire has everything you need for a good night out: the very best live music, great theatre, dynamic dance, local, live entertainment and more Festivals per square mile than most other counties its size. Go and see..

The Workers Educational Association The WEA is a voluntary organisation which is committed to providing adult education through an inclusive, local and engaging way. Come and see what the WEA is all about … we may just have a course around the corner from you.