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:
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.
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
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).
(( Bounce ))
Our 1 hour class features the first 45 mins of choreographed dance-cardio jumping routines to burn calories fast and finishes with 15 minutes of toning. Sessions are programmed to achieve rapid weight loss by burning 700 calories per class! Suitable for ALL ages, abilities and fitness levels - its fun, friendly fierce!
We have classes every Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 6pm & 7pm.
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.
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.
GB Con Gaming Days
GBCON is an open tabletop gaming day held once every quarter, put together by a group of local friends to share this great hobby with both new and seasoned gamers alike. Attendees are welcome to bring their own games or to join one of those hosted by the GBCON volunteers. From light to heavy board games, party games, card games and RPGs, you’ll find a friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere to game in.
We meet on Saturdays every quarter from 10am - 10pm.
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.
Pilates group classes weekly.
We meet every Tuesday at 9.45am. Limited spaces.
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
Shelley and Hannah
Valley Hill School of Dancing
A dance and exercise class incorporating all styles of dance including Ballroom & Latin rhythms. A fun class in a very friendly atmosphere.
We meet every Thursday 10-11am
Adult Tap Dancing (Advanced Level class)
and Friday 10am-11am Adult ‘Fitstep’ classes.