Samantha Wood Theatre Academy

The Academy offers classes for all age groups from 2 years to adults of any age.  Our venues are the Chinley Community Centre, the Women’s Institute Hall, Chinley and the Adult Education Centre, Fairfield, Buxton.

Our first session in all children’s classes is free of charge, so you can try a number of classes before deciding which you would like to pursue.

We are a growing academy and continue to add new classes to our timetable in line with our strategy and when demand is sufficient to make new classes viable.

Come and join us in our Little Stars classes (2-4yrs), Baby Ballet (3-4yrs), Musical Theatre classes, I.S.T.D. Ballet classes, I.S.T.D. Tap Dance classes, Jazz and Body Conditioning, Street Dance classes and Private Tuition (Singing or Dance).

See our full timetable (including days/times) at:

Contact us via our website:; or email Sue at:; or call Sue on 07785 787771

We look forward to hearing from you


There are 5 community buildings in the Parish, in which activities and events take place.


These buildings are available for hire.


Chinley Community Centre
21 Lower Lane, Chinley (SK23 6BE).
Contact: Bookings on 01663 750521


Chinley W.I. Hall
Lower Lane, Chinley
Contact: Joan on 01663 746000


Buxworth War Memorial Club
Station Rd, Buxworth (SK23 7NJ)
Contact: 01663 732050


Chinley 1st Scouts (Victory Hall)
Forge Road, Whitehough (SK23 6EJ)


Chinley Independent Chapel
Wash road, High Peak (SK23 0QN)
Contact: Denise on 01663 750670