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MTB - Music Theatre Bristol

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Music Theatre Bristol is one of the university’s biggest performing arts societies. Every year we put on two shows in the 200-seater Winston Theatre. The first, Showcase, features extracts from eight different musicals, and is the biggest show of the year with a cast of nearly 70 performers. Additionally, we usually produce full-length musicals, with our most recent productions including LEGALLY BLONDE, CHICAGO and RENT, as well as 48 Hour Musicals and themed cabarets throughout the year. We will be hosting a Newbies' Cabaret, providing opportunities for those new to MTB to try their hand at directing, choreographing, and producing, as well as performing alongside other freshers!




In 2020/21, COVID-19 has affected the traditional MTB Year. We will sadly only be able to put on one of our large productions, this being Showcase. However, this unusual year does allow us to focus more on members developing their skills through workshops and smaller productions. We also hope to host a National Musical Theatre Competition in May and send a show up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021! 

MTB is arguably the most social of the performing arts societies so it’s great for meeting new people. We have regular socials which range from themed nights out to open-mic nights. There is also a family system which helps new members to get to know others in the society better. Additionally, we have an annual tours abroad, with previous trips taking our members to Prague, Budapest, and Amsterdam. We also join up with the other performing arts societies for socials, workshops, and the annual ‘Performing Arts Gets Poshed’ Ball.


The shows we put on are proposed and voted for by our members, and we pride ourselves on having a great reputation within the performing arts scene. We have both auditioned and un-auditioned productions and initiatives, allowing anyone who loves musical theatre to build upon their performance skills, learn new songs and dances, and meet lots of people. MTB also hosts Musical Theatre workshops by industry professionals, with recent favourites including a ‘SHOWSTOPPERS! Improvised Musical’ workshop. So whether you’re a singer, dancer, actor, or completely new to musical theatre, there are opportunities to get involved in the society all year round.




If you want to find out more about MTB, take a look at our Website, or LIKE our Facebook Page! If you’re unsure about anything please don’t hesitate to contact our Communications Officer, Sam Sayan via Facebook or Instagram (@musictheatrebristol), or by emailing our President, Harry Clements, at


Check out our Promo Video HERE


Sign up to our Mailing List for academic year 20/21 HERE


Membership is £9.00 for the academic year, and entitles you to be apart of any MTB production  (i.e Cast and Production Team). Membership also allows you to vote at show proposals and AGMs as well as getting you money off tickets to any MTB show!

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.