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!
We know that it has been a quiet year and we will not be taking to the stage this November for a play; but in October we will be able to announce our May production for 2021 which is our centenary. We hope that we will be able to welcome new members to perform, join the stage crew, or come along and let us entertain you as members of the audience. We are such a friendly group, we would love to welcome you along and it has felt so strange not being able to perform.
Although this break in our programme of performances seems strange to us it has occurred before during WWII, when we had breaks in both the dramatic and musical productions. We came back after the war and we will be back doing what we love doing – entertaining our audiences. We have every intention of making our centenary an absolute corker!
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!
Do 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…