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Welcome to the AODS website. Have a look through this site to find out what we are all about, our next production and productions we have put on in the past.

Founded in 1921, Alton Operatic and Dramatic Society (AODS) has grown to become a two-shows-a-year society which still supports causes in the local community as well as providing first class entertainment for the people of Alton, and a hectic social life for its members.

The very latest news about what is happening in the society can be found on our Twitter feed or Facebook page. If you are a society member you can also join the conversation about AODS on our Facebook group!

We are always looking for new members, so if you like what you see on this website, please contact us about becoming a member!

Spring Musical Sing-along

Our next exciting musical will be Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Audition Dates are:

  • Sunday 8th December at the Salvation Army Hall
  • Thursday 12th December at the Alton Assembly Rooms

For more information and the audition form and audition pieces (now available for each part) see the Return to the Forbidden Planet page.

Autumn Play

This year’s Autumn Play will be Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery.

The play will be performed in November. Rehearsals will commence from 2nd September (Monday) and will be on Mondays and Thursdays with the performances on 14th -16th November.

This play has now been cast. Click here for more details and the cast list.

Please Sponsor Us

Amateur theatre, as with all theatre, is expensive to produce, with each show costing between five and ten thousand pounds.

We are fortunate to benefit from a number of people who support us by voluntarily giving up their time to help put on and organise our shows.

However, additional costs are inevitable to any production. These can include venue hire, script royalties, costume hire, lighting hire, sound hire, printing costs, construction materials and much more. Your sponsorship would go a long way in covering these extra costs, as well allowing us to continue producing the high quality and memorable shows that we have been recognised for locally for nearly 100 years.

Since theatre performances are very public events, as well as being specifically targeted at Alton and the surrounding towns and villages, we can offer you plenty of publicity for you and your company in return.

We have put together a number of sponsorship packages to cater for all budgets – please see our Sponsorship Form for details.

There’s probably a role for you in the AODS crew!

Free taster sessions in Stagecraft!

12509741_203168113363834_2470781567372986734_nDo you enjoy working with a friendly group of people to Build the seemingly impossible? (Do you enjoy evenings at the pub?)

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes!’, then the AODS Crew might be for you. Visit their page to find out more…