Activities & Groups

If you have any queries please email us [email protected]

Thame Barns Centre makes an ideal venue for many groups and activities, please take a look at those listed below.

Most classes run independently, if you could like to come along to one please contact the tutor.

We are pleased to say we have two EV points installed at the Centre for your use.

50’s Plus Pilates Workout

Come along and join my lunchtime class!

This Pilates class is suitable for those with joint pain, back pain, mobility and balance issues.ย  It will help with your core strength, flexibility and general body awareness.

Monday’s from 12noon to 1pm

Contact: Lee Caulfield 07789 742130

Artsmart School of Art

Art classes held each week for drawing & painting, in watercolours on Monday mornings

& acrylics on Tuesday & Friday mornings.

Weekly 2hour art classes, all abilities are catered for, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Our classes are run in a supportive, friendly and relaxed environment.

Book onto our 11 week term, prices are from ยฃ220. Please bring your own materials.

Bookings via: Calendar of weekly term art courses in Thame & Haddenham (

Email: [email protected]

As If Improv

๐Ÿคฉ๐——๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ-๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—”๐——๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—ง๐—ฆ๐Ÿคฃ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿณ-๐Ÿต๐—ฃ๐— 

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒโ“
Improv is an exciting form of live theatre where we playfully create scenes on the spot, without scripts. It nurtures creativity, enhances communication, and fosters group synergy. Join The Thame Improv Drop-in and dive into the art of playful expression!

๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒโ“
Absolutely, improv is for you! Improv is fun and inclusive. You won’t need to try and be clever, funny or interesting…that will just happen naturally! No experience needed. Come and play!

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
Hi, I’m Matt. I live just outside Thame. I have trained with over 100 amazing improvisers, at home and abroad. And I have regulary performed at London’s most prestigious improv theatre. I’m so excited to share what I’ve learned with everyone here.

‘๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ.’โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜โ—
๐Ÿ”ท๏ธ Every Tuesday 7-9pm
๐Ÿ”ท๏ธ Thame Barns Centre (free parking๐Ÿš—)
๐Ÿ”ท๏ธ First visit FREE, ยฃ12.50 after

Body Condition and Zumba

with Sandra Brooks

9.00 โ€“ 9.45am ย Body Conditioning

10.15 โ€“ 11am Zumba

Prior booking essential via: Only ยฃ6.00 per class. Please contact Sandra for further information on 07771 800913

CBT with Joy McGuire

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
Joy McGuire BABCP Accredited
One โ€“ to โ€“ one therapy sessions for adults

CBT is a talking therapy that aims to help one understand the way our thoughts and behaviours are connected with difficulties we experience in life and the associated distress we feel. Once one understands connections that are unhelpful we can work together in therapy to experiment with change, employing a range of effective therapy strategies.
It is an evidenced based therapy that has been found to be very helpful in the management of anxiety problems, depression, stress reactions and relationship difficulties.
I have 25+ years experience working in the NHS as a CBT psychotherapist, both in clinical practice and in training and supervising CBT therapists in the UK and internationally.
Therapy sessions are ยฃ90 per hour.
If you would like to consider whether CBT is something that might be helpful for you then do please email me at:
[email protected]
I can arrange a time to speak on the phone if this would be helpful.

Clockwork Music

Tuesday morning classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children

Clockwork Music warmly welcomes you back! Classes resume at the lovely Thame Barns Centre in September. Term starts on Tuesday 21st September 2021 and offers fun, educational, music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Tuesday class times:

9.30 am Tick Tock for 1-2 year olds

10.15 am Clockmakers 1 for 2-3 year olds

11.00 am Clockmakers 2 for 3-4 year olds

11.45 am Rock Around The Clock for Babies

Please contact [email protected] (07757011539) to book a free trial class

A little bit about our classes:

At the heart of every class are Tock the Clock and Brown Bear, they feature in core songs and provide structure within the weekly classes. Children love to wind Tock the Clock and watch him choose the special song of the week.

All classes combine familiar and new elements in a structured way, so that our weekly sessions feel familiar yet fresh, featuring core songs, topical songs, music and movement, instrument time and sensory moments.

Four separate age groups are offered using age-specific curriculum, written and delivered by qualified, experienced music teachers.

For more information please go to: ย

Counsellor Mirella Fox

Mirella Fox Counsellor for individuals and couples and Life coach

Counselling offers you the experience of talking with a skilled helper, who provides a comfortable space for you to freely explore a difficulty which may be of concern to you. As a counsellor I provide you with a strong level of support to help you work towards a solution, best suited to your situation.ย I can help individuals as well as couples.

Contact: Telephone number 07934 922563

Keep Fit for Seniors

Friendly Groups

Friendly groups that meet Monday during term time.

Ladies Keep Fit – 4.45pm to 5.45pm

Contact: Sylvia 01844 201197

Men’s Keep Fit – 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Contact: Stuart 01844 215822

Monkey Music

Thursday mornings - Award-winning classes for babies & young children (from 3 months โ€“ 4 years) that are both fun and educational!

Award-winning classes for babies & young children (from 3 months โ€“ 4 years) that are both fun and educational!

Monkey Music understands that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child’s development. Based on an innovative and progressive curriculum, our classes introduce music to children in a way that they can easily understand and enjoy.

One of the first pre-school activities to launch in the sector, our unique teaching curriculum was written by classically trained musicians. Classes are small and encourage children to learn with their carers and friends through catchy songs, games and dances that you will all remember for years to come.

  • We offer the following age-specific classes:
    • 10.00am Jiggety-Jig โ€“ 2 & 3 year olds
    • 10.45am Heigh-Ho โ€“ toddlers from 12 months
    • 11.30am Rock โ€˜nโ€™ Roll โ€“ babies from 3 months

You can book a complimentary taster via our ย or email us if you have any questions [email protected]


National Childbirth Trust

Antenatal Courses

Antenatal Courses running throughout the year.

Contact: Joanne 020 8752 2435

Pins and Needles – Alterations

Most Thursdays 4pm to 7pm


Julie Arnold โ€“ BACP Registered

Counsellor and Psychotherapist For Adults and Couples

I support clients with a wide range of difficulties, some including โ€“ Anxiety, low mood and depression. Bereavement, stress, trauma and PTSD.

I offer a safe, confidential space for you to explore and process any difficulties, that may be holding you back. I am here to listen to you with no judgment.

Being, an Integrative therapist means I use different psychological theories to meet your needs. Some theories such as, Transactional analysis, Attachment based and Psychodynamic. These support short- and longer-term work.

Contact Number โ€“ 07975771501

Tea Dance – Fortnighly

Come and join us for a fun Wednesday afternoon between 2-4pm, every fortnight for sequence and ballroom dancing.

Relive the music and ambience of a bygone era in a friendly and relaxed surroundings.

Cost ยฃ4 each including refreshment.

Call Thame Barns Centre on 01844 217308 or email: [email protected] for more details


Thame Art Group

Mondays 7pm to 9pm

Thame Art Group meets weekly for a non-tutored evening where participants of mixed ages and abilities are free to do whatever they wish in a relaxed, friendly and chatty environment.

Term time only

Please contact Sue on 07588 859 580 or email [email protected]


Thame Historical Society

A society catering for those interested in all aspects of Thame.

The meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm

Contact: Maurice 01844 213449 or Rosalie 01844 213948

July 2024 onwards:

13th August – Members Meeting

10th September – Michael Payne – The Journey to Chalgrove Field

8th October – Simon Wenham – The Pursuit of Pleasure: Victorian and Edwardian Leisure

12th November – John Lowe – Always Ready, Always Willing: The story of fires and firefighter in the city of Oxford from 879 to 1874

3rd December – AGM

Thame Speakers Group

Welcome to Toastmasters

Welcome to Toastmasters

Come along to join this friendly group who meet twice a month from 8-10pm

For more details

Yoga with Anita

Iyengar yoga class

Yoga with Anita Watson

A Iyengar yoga class to improve strength and flexibility

Tuesday 11.30am -1.00pm

Contact Anitaย Watson ย 07970527733 or look at Anita’s website

Yoga with Clare

Yoga with Clare Binghan

Iyengar yoga classes on Monday evening from 7.15pm to 8.45pm and Friday lunchtime from 12.30pm to 2.00pm.ย 

Join either of our friendly groups, build strength, stamina and flexibility and enjoy the physical and psychological benefits an Iyengar yoga class contributes to your health and wellbeing.

Contact Clare Bingham onย 07730 307808 or email her onย [email protected]ย 

Zumba with Rachel

Tuesday Mornings and Thursday evenings

Combining dance styles from around the world and teaming them with body conditioning and core strengthening exercises to give you a whole body workout.

Open to all fitness levels and abilities.

Tuesdays from 9.30am to 10.30am

Thursday 6.30pm to 7.20pm

Total Training 7.30pm to 8.15pm

Contact: Rachel Swift 07973 540 248 or look at Rachel’s Website

Get in Touch

If you have any queries please email us [email protected]

Please contact us either by using the form below or by calling 01844 217308. You can also email us at: [email protected]


We are pleased to say we have two EV points installed at the Centre for your use.