Community Groups & Classes

The Mill is a home to many artists, professional companies and community groups and societies, who use the venue and the services we offer to support their own goals and work.

Below are some of the independent classes and groups who regularly meet at the Mill. If you are interested in hiring our space, please visit our Room Hire page.

COVID-19: Please note that activities may not currently take place as scheduled below. Please use the contact details below for any enquiries.

Banbury Cross Players

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Looking for a new hobby? Want to meet new people? Wondered how plays get from Page to Stage? BCP are your leading local theatre company producing four shows a year… but there’s so much more!

Come along to The Mill at 7:30pm on Thursdays – we’d love to meet you. Share your skills or maybe learn some new ones!

• Acting & Directing
• Set Design & Build
• Costumes & Make Up
• Lighting, Sound & Props
• Stage Management
• Front of House & Social

Adult Ballet with Laurie McDermott

Contact: 01608 658307
Beginner/Intermediate Class: Wednesdays 6pm-7:15pm

Advanced Class: Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:45pm

Age range: 16 to 65+

These classes are open to everyone, from people who didn’t get the chance to dance when they were younger, to those that did and want to get back. Laurie has been teaching classical ballet at all levels for over 40 years.

To enrol or to ask any questions please phone Laurie McDermott on 01608 658307

Anjali Open Classes

5.30pm – 7:00pm
The Mill Arts Centre

Course runs from 15th April for 6 sessions

£51 per 6-week block
(£8.50 per session)

NEW dance classes for people with learning disabilities and associated conditions, aged 16-30 years with some prior dance experience.

Sessions will be led by an industry professional dance artist with a support worker (personal care is not provided).

For more information:

Groove Aerobics Lite

Contact: The Mill Arts Centre, 01295 279002

Sessions run weekly on Mondays 11:30am-12:15pm and 12:30pm-1:15pm at The Mill.

Age range: 50+

£3 per session

Groove Aerobics Lite is a modified version of our amazing class. Combining fun routines with great music just at a lower intensity, this class is perfect for those who need to take it a little easier but still love to move and groove. The focus is on coordination, mobility and allowing you to work at your own level.

Routine cycles are mixed up and changed every eight weeks, so you will always be challenged both mentally and physically.

Benefits include:

• Improved balance
• Improved coordination
• Cardiovascular workout
• Gain muscle strength
• Range of dance styles
• Great mood booster

Come and give it a try! Places can be pre-booked or you can turn up and pay on day. For more information or to book your place please contact The Mill on 01295 279002.

Remarkable Dance Company

Formed in 2017, the Remarkable Dance Company is designed for over 50s in the Cherwell area with a desire to dance. No previous dance experience is required – the Remarkables are open to anyone 50+ who is fairly fit and wants to try a new challenge.

Workshops and other opportunities take place regularly; please contact for more information or to be added to the mailing list to hear more once opportunities are announced.

Rusty Musicians

Contact: The Mill Arts Centre, 01295 279002
Sessions run weekly on Thursdays at The Mill, 1pm-3pm or 7pm-9pm.
Age range: 50+
£5 per session (includes use of instruments and a cup of tea/coffee)

Do you have an instrument lying around getting dusty, used to play an instrument and still have a passion for music, have nowhere to practise or would like to play with others?

A fun social jam session. Bring along your own instrument or borrow one of our electric/acoustic/bass guitars, keyboard, darbuka drum, maracas or even an electric drum kit!

Sessions run weekly on Thursdays at The Mill, 1pm-3pm or 7pm-9pm.
Age range: 50+

Please book in advance through the Box Office, online, or on 01295 279002 – then come along and jam!

Havana Salsa

Beginner Class: Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm
Improvers Class: Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm

Want to learn a new skill? Find a new hobby? Exercise and meet a new friendly social group? If yes, then come down to our Cuban salsa classes!
Authentic Cuban salsa taught in a fun and structured class to have you ready and raring to go to any salsa event even after only a few weeks!

To enquire or enroll, please go to

All Things Woolly

Join a group of knitters and crocheters with various levels of experience!

If you want to learn to knit or crochet, or you already can and have a project on the go, join us for socialising and support.

At The Mill Arts Centre every Thursday morning from 10am.

Star Performers Musical Theatre Stage School

Star Performers is an all out, all star, all new Saturday Stage School, run by West End performers with years of performance and industry experience.

We offer a modernised approach to theatre training, putting fun first for children of all abilities from aged 5-18 years.

9:00 am -12:00 pm
£15 per 3 hour class
(Singing, Acting and Dance)
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