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Groups & Classes

Lopping Hall is used by a whole range of different local groups on a regular basis including several dance schools, fitness & exercise groups and local art groups. We are also well known for highly-rated musicals and plays put on by Loughton Operatic Society (LOS) and Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS).

To find out more about individual groups, please follow the links below:

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Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS)

LADS have been producing 4 plays a year at Lopping Hall since 1924.  We are a friendly, inclusive group dedicated to providing plays of genuine dramatic worth for the people of Loughton and beyond to enjoy.

Rehearsals are 2/3 evenings a week, usually on a Monday and Thursday, but also some Wednesdays.  

Contact us:

Jean Cooper

07896 910214


Loughton Operatic Society (LOS)

Loughton Operatic Society, better known as LOS, has been going for over 125 years now!  We perform 2 Musical Productions a year at Lopping Hall – our home since 1874!   We are always on the look out for new members whether it’s on stage or to help out behind the scenes.

We meet every Tuesday & Thursday 8pm - 10pm

Contact us:

Kathy Cooper

07907 028155

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Loughton Karate Club

We're a family friendly club based in Loughton where we practice the Wado Ryu style of karate with an emphasis on practical self-defence, not sport.

We have classes every Sunday 4pm - 5pm (adults only) & 5pm - 6pm (family session).

Contact us:

Stephen O'Brien

07758 341584

Loughton Residents Association (LRA)

The LRA is a very active group of local residents who care for Loughton and its environment. Our membership is around 1,000 households, and we have been in existence for nearly 40 years. We are independent of any political party.

We seek, and listen to, the views and concerns of Loughton residents and take action in support. We have a majority of the councillors on the Loughton Town Council, and councillors on Epping Forest District Council & Essex County Council.  

We meet on the first Monday of every month at 8pm.

Contact us:

Chris Pond

0208 5082361


Loughton Camera Club

Loughton Camera Club started life in 1945 at the instigation of a local photographer, one E W Perrett, and the club has met at Lopping Hall ever since.

We are a friendly group of like-minded individuals with an enthusiasm for all things photographic and we welcome all with an interest in photography.

Our members’ experience starts from beginners through to professional level.

We meet every Wednesday at 8pm.

Contact us:

Ian Ryall


Elementz Academy

Street Dance & Hip Hop classes for children of all ages.

We have 3 classes for children of different age groups every Sunday between 10am - 1pm.

We also run our Youth Dance Company. 

Contact us: 

Lindon Barr

07923 062457

3rd Loughton Brownies

Brownies is about getting together weekly to work on badges, learn new skills, play games and see friends. It's about trying adventurous activities and going along to special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays.

We meet every Wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm.

Contact us:

Sandra Munns

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Rachel Moss-Hogg
Adult Art Classes

'Very accessible'

'Friendly & positive atmosphere'

'Different art methods & demonstrations'
'Great handouts'

'Excellent teacher'
'Beginners & improvers Welcome'

Contact Us
Rachel Moss-Hogg

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UpStage Theatre Company

UpStageTC is a community theatre group for the whole family. Want to be a part of The Loughton Pantomime? Take a look at our website to find out more..

Rehearsals are held Mondays Sept - January
Junior Chorus  6pm - 7pm
Adult Cast  7pm - 10pm

Contact us:

Jessie Ford

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Top Hat Performing Art School

Top Hat Performing Arts School offers engaging and educational classes in the performing arts, for ages 18months through to Adults, taught by fully qualified and experienced teachers. We teach ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern, the Acrobatic Arts Programme, Musical Theatre, Street, Contemporary, Drama and Singing, offering exam, show and competition work in all styles. Weekly classes with workshops through half term.

Our classes run on Tuesdays 4pm - 6.15pm,

Thursdays 4pm - 7.15pm, Fridays 9:30am - 10.15am & 4pm - 6.15pm and Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Contact us:

Shelley and Hannah

07846 708357

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Hatha Yoga

Live the life you love. Hatha yoga classes and aroma yoga classes available. 

We have classes every Monday 11.15am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 2.15pm and Thursday 9.45am - 11.00am.  

Contact us: 


07949 511803

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