Filby Village Hall

Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry

Tel. 01493 369375

Email. [email protected]


Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN

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Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson

Tel. 01493 369250

Email. [email protected]


Broadlands Theatre Group

18th and 19th July 10am-4pm. The theme for the photo exhibition in the Clubroom this year is Filby in 1955, we are looking for photos of the families living in Filby, Mautby and Thrigby at about this time. If you can help please phone Lesley or Keith on 01493 369536. Also anyone wishing to open your garden or hold a garage sale call Adrian on 01493 369250.

Broadlands Theatre Group was founded in 1980 by Mel and Pete Sessions who trained as drama teachers at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. The couple’s daughter, Pip, also a qualified teacher, leads the weekly term-time drama workshops and directs the annual summer youth theatre production.  The group has also staged several community theatre productions involving both adults and children.  


Activities and events in 2016


Drama Workshops

Drama workshops for children and young people (from the age of 8 years) take place on Wednesday evenings during term-time in Filby Village Hall.


                Workshop 1          6-7pm- 8-11 years

                Workshop 2          7-8pm- 12+ years

                New this year       8-9.30pm    -       Adults


The cost of the children’s workshops is £25.00 per half-term with an annual membership fee of £10 (payable in September each year).

Adults pay the membership fee of £10 and then £4 per session which includes refreshments. There is a discount for a block booking.


Everyone is welcome to attend a free ‘taster’ session. Just contact us to book.  


Drama Productions

Every year, during the school summer holiday, members of the youth group take part in ‘Drama Week’, a week of rehearsals, set-building, costume-making, prop-making, music, lighting and sound, culminating in three public performances. Although the cast are given their scripts in advance, there are no rehearsals before the week starts. The show evolves as ambitiously as time, talent and energy allow.


This year, the group performed Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, adapted for the stage by Stuart Paterson, on 29th and 30th July at Thrigby Wildlife Gardens.  This was the group’s 35th annual ‘Drama Week’.      


BTG has also been involved in several community theatre projects over the years involving both children and adults from the local villages.  Agatha Christie’s ‘Afternoon at the Seaside’ in January 2016 was the group’s first production in Filby Village Hall and the group performed ‘The Mysteries’ in Filby Parish Church in April 2016. BTG will present 'Winter', a seasonal mix of words and music on Saturday 17th December at 6 pm in Filby Village Hall. Tickets £9.00 to include a Ploughman’s Supper. Poster


See our new website, our facebook page and our twitter feed.

For more information about the group or any of our activities please ring

Mel or Pete Sessions on 01493 369206

or email [email protected]


BTG Rehearsals & Workshops 3 Alice in Wonderland 2011 BTG Rehearsals & Workshops 'Oliver' 2010 (1) 'Oliver' 2010 (2) 'Oliver 2010' (4)