Whitchurch Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

Whitchurch Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society have been promoting musical theatre and drama in the town for nearly 100 years! We are a volunteer run group that are passionate about performing arts.

The Society is mainly an adult society but does welcome children when the production calls for it.  New members are always welcome whether it be to be on stage or to take part in the all important off stage duties. We rehearse usually on Tuesday and Thursday, with some Sunday Rehearsals when opening night is fast approaching.

Our shows are performed mainly in the Civic Centre on the High street but we also use the Talbot Theatre at Sir John Talbot’s Academy on the outskirts of town.

The Society is itself a Charity but members always try to work and help other Charities both local and National. We are also affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and have been delighted to receive awards and nominations for our shows.

We are a friendly, welcoming and inclusive group where you will soon make life long friends! Our WAODS Family are always on hand to support you and help you escape from the world for a few hours a week!

WAODS are pleased to be able to finally announce our next production (first since the outbreak of covid-19) will be the all time favorite Musical Me and MY Girl!! Our initial plans to produce Dr Dolittle in November 2020 have been put on freeze for a future date, as it was agreed by the committee we would be more financially wise to stick with something that was more widely known for our first post lockdown production!  We have decided on a spring production for 2022 as this allows for plenty of time to adapt and change to the government recommendations and rules on social distancing and accommodates the rehearsal time required to gat back in the saddle!  This production  is going to be one of our most significant productions for many years! This being as a result of all the restrictions that have been put in place on the theatre industry over the last year and a half and the fact that we have not been able to come together as a group to share our love and passion for the arts! We have defiantly missed each and every one of our members!  Although we have all done well keeping in touch during this challenging period for WAODS we are all so looking forward to getting back to some form of a new normal and getting our WAODS family back together and doing what we do best, entertaining and performing for our local community! To see more please visit our website http://www.waods.net/