Number 8 plays host to a number of local organisations who use space at Number 8 for their arts and leisure activity at different times throughout the year. For up to date information please contact course tutors direct. 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 Owen Harper on 01905 611427 or visit the website.

Art Class
The watercolour and acrylics class meets on Tuesdays from 10.00am – 12.00pm. The class has been running at Number 8 for a number of years with three different tutors. The current tutor took over the class in May 2013 and has proved very popular. 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 Nick Dawe on 07901 119279 for more information.

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 Mike Ainley on 01386 244325.

Yoga with Jenny
Jenny’s yoga sessions take place on Tuesday evenings, 6.00-7.00pm. Jenny’s sessions are suitable for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Contact Jenny Belcher for more information on 07939 343204.

Tracy Bishop Yoga
These weekly yoga sessions with Tracy take place on Wednesdays mornings, 9.30-10.30am. A slow and purposeful class focusing on movement with the breath, the sessions include standing and seated postures to still and quieten busy minds and will leave you feeling energised and alive. Suitable for beginners and intermediate, modifications given throughout the class. For more information contact Tracy on / 07866 611892 .

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.
Gentle Contemporary Ballet
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.
Both classes are lead by Ness Haller, for more information contact Ness on 07786 032696.


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

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

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

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.