Why Join Us?

1) You’ll have the chance to be part of; a fully staged musical production in a professional venue, smaller-scale plays and productions, a variety of workshops and share your talents in 3 showcases.

2) You’ll learn new skills and gain confidence through being a part of the productions, showcases and workshops that are run throughout the year.

3) You’ll make new friends and be part of our big PARTS family

Who are we and what do we do?

The award-winning Performing Arts Society (PARTS for short!) has been part of the Student Union at Bournemouth University for over 19 years. 
The society provides the chance for students from all courses, at both Bournemouth University & Arts University Bournemouth, to come together and share their talents in a variety of areas (including musical theatre, drama, dance, singing, costume, backstage management, tech, hair and make-up, comedy and improv). PARTS has been one of the Student Union's 5* societies for the past four years and has won SUBU’s Event of the Year award for Grease (2014), American Idiot (2017), Half a Sixpence (2019) and Chicago (2020). We have also been the winners of the Community Impact Award (2019) and were runners up in the National Society Awards for Best Student-Led event in 2016.

Last year, PARTS put on a 6-show production of 'Chicago' at the Shelley Theatre. The show was a huge success and our cast and backstage team had an amazing time rehearsing and preparing for the show. 

Each year the society stages a full-scale musical production in the Spring term and we also host three showcases each academic year, allowing all our members of the society to show off their hidden talents. We also love providing workshops for members to increase their skill set and help them gain confidence in a variety of area. And PARTS isn’t just for performers, we have opportunities for students interested in tech, hair, makeup, costuming and more!

When and Where?

Last year, a lot of our events were based on Zoom. However, this year we are back to full capacity and we will provide details of venue and membership dates following our Taster Days and Freshers' Fair. Visit out social media pages to get more information about what we have going on! 

Meet the Committee for 2021/22

President:   Ella Nicoli-Horne

Communications:   Anya Botterill & Grace Wilson McNeal

Treasurer:   Jacob Trup

Health & Safety:   Jess Miller

Equipment & Events:   Jada Walters


Society Patron: Nick Welch OBE