Number 8 plays host to a number of local organisations who use our space for classes and arts and leisure activities at different times throughout the year. For up-to-date information please contact course tutors directly. You can download a PDF version of the timetable here.

Swan Youth Theatre
The popular Swan Youth Theatre is now running at Number 8. Pershore Swan Youth Theatre is a lively, creative environment helping children and young people build confidence and learn skills that will last a life time. Sessions, which run on a Monday evening, are split into three age groups; Juniors (5-8), Intermediates (9-12) and seniors (13-17). For more information contact Sarah Czyrko on 01905 611427 or visit the website.


Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Youth Section is, as the name suggests, the young people’s section of PODS who are our resident amateur company. PODYS rehearse at Number 8 on Wednesday 5.15pm – 7.15pm. For more information contact Sue Dickson on

Chance to Act (Age 55+)
These weekly sessions offer the chance to get together with like-minded people and share in a love of drama. The group meet weekly on Fridays, 11.00am – 1.00pm. For more information contact Richard Lees on 07504 845395.

Art Class
The watercolour and acrylics class meets on Tuesdays from 10.30am until 12.30pm. The class has been running at Number 8 for a number of years with three different tutors. The class is open to people of all abilities who are keen to learn new painting techniques or develop skills they already have. Participants are encouraged to bring their own subject matter and to experiment with a variety of styles and methods. Contact Ken Crane on 01386 553989 for more information.

Exploring Art History
Three sessions per term, contact for details.

Pershore and District U3A (3rd Tue of each month)
Pershore and District U3A meet at Number 8 on the third Tuesday of each month. U3A offer the chance for groups of retired or semi-retired people to share educational, creative and leisure activities. For more information about U3A membership please contact Sally Whyte on 07858 506218.

Monkeys in Motion Street Dance Classes
These weekly dance classes for children take place on Tuesday afternoons. There are 2 sessions, 4.00pm – 4.45pm for ages 4-7 and 4.50pm – 5.35pm for ages 8-11. First class is free. Contact for more information and to book your place or ring Sophie-Jo Lusted on 07460 234515.

Symphony Dance School
Symphony Dance School are well established at Number 8, holding weekly classes on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They teach classes in ballet, tap and contemporary dance. For more information about all their classes contact Mrs Freeman on 01386 750717.

Adult Beginners Ballet (U3A)
These weekly sessions take place on Thursdays, 2.00 – 3.00pm. Contact John Wright for details on 07977 779423.

Absolute Beginners Tap
These weekly classes are held on Wednesdays, 11.15am-12.00pm. This is a slow pace class for those with no experience, starting with the basics to fabulous music.
Led by Ness Haller, for more information contact Ness on 07786 032696.

Adult Ballet Exercise
These weekly sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons, 12.15-1.00pm. Using ballet and contemporary exercises this creative class concentrates on grace and flow of movement, finishing with a short routine.
Led by Ness Haller, for more information contact Ness on 07786 032696.

Bend, Stretch & Balance (U3A)
These weekly sessions take place on Tuesdays, 2.30 – 3.30pm. Contact John Wright for details on 07977 779423.

Gentle Slow Flow Yoga
These weekly yoga sessions led by Tracy Bishop take place on Wednesdays mornings, 9.30-10.30am. Tracey leads gently flowing yoga classes to stretch and rejuvenate your body and your mind. Suitable for all ages, all levels. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and the class can be done standing or seated – you choose. For more information contact Tracy on / 07866 611892.

101 Pilates
Weekly pilates sessions led by Rachel Garwood-Gowers on Monday mornings (10.30-11.20am) and Tuesday evenings (6.00pm-6.50pm). After just five sessions people felt more flexible, had fewer aches and pains, were more aware of their posture and joints moved more freely. They felt stronger, had a deeper sense of wellbeing and even their balance improved. Get in touch or book online at

Creative Writing
These sessions take place on the 1st Friday of each month. Contact Sue Johnson for more information on 01386 446477.