About The Arcadians

Founded in 1971, The Arcadians is an amateur musical theatre company, with charitable status, based in Selly Oak, Birmingham.  We have adult members of all ages (and from time to time invite younger cast members to join us, where shows require children).

The Arcadians typically produce two musicals each year, at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham, but also look for opportunities to perform in concerts or other events in between productions, and regularly fundraise for other local good causes.

Who are we?

We are a really friendly musical theatre society who love theatre and offer a warm welcome to any like-minded people who don’t mind hard work mixed with good fun and are willing to “give it a go!”   We have regular social evenings and after rehearsals many members finish the evening with a trip to the local drinking establishment.  We are always looking for fresh talent – singers, dancers, backstage crew and front of house staff.  Why not come and join us


We rehearse on Tuesdays at St Mary’s Church Hall, Selly Oak, Birmingham from 7.30pm onwards.

This venue is found just off the Bristol Road, at post code B29 6ND.  The hall is located by taking the drive to the left on the approach to the church.

Did You Know ?

Formed in 1971 as a result of a merger between the Harborne Operatic and Dramatic Society and the Arcadian Operatic and Dramatic Society, ‘The New Arcadians’ (now just ‘The Arcadians’), who then rehearsed at Harborne Hill School, put on their first production of Finian’s Rainbow at The Great Hall, University of Aston in November 1971. Since then they have notched up a total of 86 productions* at various venues.

* Information correct as of June 2019