Welcome to the Northumbria Musical Theatre Society website.
Northumbria Musical Theatre Society was founded in 2008 and therefore is celebrating its 12th year as a student ran society!. Previously, we have performed shows such as; High School Musical, Bare, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening, The Addams Family and Into the woods. Our 2020 show would have been Fame! But this was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also have performed many galas, featuring songs from the earliest musicals such as My Fair Lady and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, through favourites such as Les Mis and Hairspray, right up to recent hits such as Matilda and Be More Chill.
In the 2017-18 year, we were lucky enough to win the Highly Commended Award for Committee of the Year at the NSU Activities Awards, followed by our outgoing president getting Highly Commended for Volunteer of the Year at the NSU Annual Awards for her role on committee as well as getting President of the year in the 2018/2019 year! Our biggest achievement is that the last three years we have achieved Gold in the Society Recognition Scheme, which hopefully showcases the dedication to the society our committee had and will continue to have with our new committee this year!
This year we hope to continue on the success of the last few years and also push beyond that! in the 2019-2020 year, we performed our Winter Gala named “Viva La Broadway” in November, which is a huge showcase of various musical numbers from old to new where we received one of the biggest audiences in for a gala in years. In March, we held our Fundraiser “Stars Of The Stage” (where we work with a chosen charity to help raise money for them and give members the chance to perform a musical number of their choice) which had a huge setlist of almost 40 songs giving everyone an opportunity to perform, it was wonderful seeing people performing and enjoying themselves! In May we were set to perform our end of year musical Fame! But this was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In addition to the performances, in 2019 we hosted a massive Tenth Anniversary Ball to celebrate ten years of MTS at Northumbria Student’s Union, as well as a celebration of performance at Northumbria University! This included performances from current and past members, as well as performances from other societies in Northumbria. We are also brought back members from years past and other performance societies, to fully celebrate the society’s 10th anniversary with old members of the MTS family.
Musical Theatre Society is a sociable and inclusive society which we pride ourselves on! As well as the performances, we also have a huge social side! We have something for everyone, from film nights, theatre trips and group meals, to themed and non-themed nights out across the city, we are sure you will find something to do with us!
We are a super friendly group of people. Everyone who is part of our family has a love of putting on some amazing performances as well as smiling and laughing the whole way along! We pride ourselves on how welcoming we are and how we make each individual feel a part of a society and work on the things they want to work on. Whether you are wanting to improve a song, try and learn more about musicals or simply make friends and feel part of a group we can offer all of that for you!