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!


Arsenic and Old Lace is a fantastic black comedy set in 1940/41 Brooklyn and requires plenty of men, so if you know of a wannabe Boris Karloff lookalike or alcoholic German doctor to say nothing of a dashing hero bent on saving his own life and that of his fiancé, we would like to hear from you.  We also need a Teddy Roosevelt, two policemen and a vicar!  For the ladies apart from the fiancé we have two of the most incredible roles for maiden aunts (age not truly specific) who hold the play in the palms of their wonderful eccentric hands.

Please come and join the fun.  Read through dates planned for early and mid July with auditions to follow shortly after and the rehearsals start in September.

The read through sessions will be light hearted sessions where we swap roles, read the opposite sex, generally have fun and start to form the nucleus of a brilliant group of actors who will enjoy the work ahead and help create a memorable play.

Auditions on Wed 27th July, 7:30pm at Alton Rugby Club 

Rehearsals start on Thursday 1st September

Performances between 10th – 12th November at the Alton Assembly Rooms.

Audition Pieces Now Available!


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Spring Musical 2017 – The Sourcerer

We are thrilled that after many years absence, Gilbert and Sullivan will be returning to the Assembly Rooms with one of their most humorous and tuneful operettas.

Rehearsals Start: Thursday 17th November

Performances: 17th – 20th May 2017

For more information see The Sourcerer

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