Whilst producing fantastic shows is a big part of the DCU’s activities, we also recognise that there are some exceptionally talented individuals on the Island who may need a little help to to pursue their studies in the Arts.  The DCU Bursary was devised as an opportunity to provide an annual Bursary to support the development of local residents pursuing further education in drama, dance, music and theatre.  The Bursary is intended to aid funding to study any aspect of theatre at college or university, be it on-stage or off.  The Bursary is available for anyone up to the age of 25 and you do not have to be a member of the Society to apply.

In August 2020 the Douglas Choral Union is once again inviting applications for a “DCU Bursary” to support the development of local students pursuing further education in drama, dance, music and theatre.

If you think you would benefit from the Bursary or require any further information, please contact DCUBursary@outlook.com . The closing date for the Committee to consider applications is 31st August 2020 for courses commencing from September 2020.


A charity that is close to the DCU’s heart is the Manx Gateway Drama Group. This drama club is for adults and its aim is to give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to discover a new means of self-expression, communication and increase their confidence through drama and performing arts. The group meets weekly to rehearse and stage a summer production and Christmas nativity.