Bunbury Banter Theatre Company CIC

The award winning Bunbury Banter Theatre Company CIC was born from a desire to make theatre accessible to all regardless of personal, physical, social or financial hardship. We passionately believe in theatre for change and that the arts is vital for everyone to access, as it provides us an intrinsic link to each other, enabling new-found understanding, empathy and even escape, universal to every individual it touches.

With this in mind we setup our Scottish Young Theatre Groups, offering participants a safe and creative environment to explore the diversity of theatre and the arts, guided by our Artistic Director and supported by a selection of industry specialists, acting as the groups mentors.

The sessions will be split into two age groups:

  • 11 to 15 years meet every Monday during term time between 4:30pm and 6pm. These sessions will focus on building up basic theatrical skills, knowledge, games and group bonding.
  • The 16+ years also meet every Monday during term time, between 6:30pm and 8pm. Our sessions will be concentrating on exploring the many different performance styles and practices which can be found both in the UK theatre scene and beyond.

Both Groups take place at Carronbridge Community Hall, between Thornhill and Sanquhar in Upper Nithsdale (DG3)

Like all of our classes, our Scottish groups will look to develop student’s confidence, creativity and imagination through the medium of theatre, the use of storytelling and a variety of other creative practices. Our educational programs are often described as holistic, as we structure the term’s shape and yearly structure, around the needs of the group and individuals.

We have a successful background of running fun, enjoyable and interesting classes across London and the UK; and our Young Scottish Theatre Groups are setup with the same care, focus and individual attention.

Being a part of Bunbanter’s Scottish Young Theatre Group offers students access to the numerous skills, practices and experiences found within the arts and are proven to improve their literacy, language and presentation skills, teamwork, social and communication skills, performance and presentation technique and cultural knowledge.

All our educational classes and workshops exist to challenge and inspire young creatives’, encouraging them to explore the diversity of theatre and the arts, in a safe and supported environment, regardless of personal circumstance.

DG3 Socialising

Social group for the over 30’s. Meet and make new friends in the DG3 area for walks, coffee, lunch, events etc. See web site for more details.

Fun Dog Agility

We are a small, friendly group who take part in outdoor Dog Agility, the classes take place unless the weather is REALLY awful.

New Sunday Sessions Start at New Cample Farm- Sunday 24th April 10.30 – 12.30 Entry £2

Classes close Mid October and reopen in April

Tel : 01387 730482

Puppy Socialising

Come along for an hour of fun, and learn how to teach your new member of the family some basic skills to ensure your puppy is a socialised and well-mannered member of your family to be proud of.

Every Thursday at Closeburn Village Hall
7.00pm – 8.00pm Classes are just £3.00

Please bring some good treats (not dry biscuits or complete food please), and a non-extending lead.

There is also a Wednesday evening class for older dogs and those at the next stage or if you are unable to make Thursdays. 7.30pm – 9.30pm Classes are just £3.50 with tea.

For more details, please telephone:

Shirley 01387 820489 or Elaine 01387 730482

All puppies must be fully vaccinated

Tel : 01387 820489

Thornhill & District Rotary Club

Thornhill Rotary Club meets weekly on Wednesday.  More information on our activities can be found on our website ,

Prospective members always welcome.

Thornhill Arts

Thornhill Arts is a group of local artists and enthusiasts with an aim to promote the arts in the area.

For more information contact Irene Mcann on the email address below.

MapWhere we are

Thornhill is at the heart of Dumfries & Galloway in south west Scotland in the beautiful rolling countryside of Nithsdale, steeped in history both natural & physical.

1.5 Hours from Edinburgh by Car.
1.5 Hours from Glasgow by Car.
2 Hours from Newcastle by Car.