ACT Affiliated Musical Societies

Musical Societies

“ABBEY IS LIKE A FAMILY” Our aim is to promote “Live Amateur Theatre” in our locality and we offer an enjoyable, worthwhile hobby, one which gives great pleasure to our members and to the numerous people who make up our audiences Members not only have the opportunity to appear on stage but also to try their hand at many skills and activities which take place behind the scenes. Abbey Musical Society was formed in 1949 with our first production, “The Mikado” being performed in the same year. We currently have about 70 members, with around 50 appearing on stage and the remaining 20 working behind the scenes. Two shows are produced and performed by us each year, a musical in March and either another musical or a summer concert in July. We meet from September to July, one to two nights a week at Hartington Street Methodist Church, Barrow-in-Furness from 7:00pm until about 9:00pm Website: Facebook: Contact: ABBEY MUSICAL SOCIETY

ACTON Amateur Operatic Society About Acton AOS. We are a local Operatic Society in South Cheshire who have been established for over 100 years. We were originally set up in 1920 to provide funds for local charities who were in urgent need and also to develop local musical and dramatic talent of the area. Now nearly 100 years later we are still providing the local area with high quality entertainment and helping aspiring performers - young and less young - achieve their dreams of performing on stage.The website will be updated regularly with the latest News, Shows and Events. Also we will be continually updating the Past Shows Page as we have a LOT of history to bring up to date and share on the web. Website: Facebook: Contact: Chester Road, Nantwich, Cheshire

Alderley & Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company About AWMTC We started in 1948 as Alderley and Wilmslow Amateur Operatic Society, but have grown over the years and now focus on musical theatre – and we’re now Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company. We have performed large and small shows over the years, and recently had the wonderful privilege to perform at The Lowry in a charity showcase for the past four years. And hoping to do so for many more to come. We are an all inclusive adult society – welcoming to all ages, abilities, and backgrounds – all you need to join us is enthusiasm and a love of musical theatre. We will always need your support, and by donating to the society you will help our ongoing mission to produce first class musicals.í Website: Facebook: Contact:

Ashton-Under-Lyne Operatic Society Ashton-Under-Lyne Operatics Society Founded in 1899. We currently produce a Musical in the spring. It all started for Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society over a 100 years ago when Lizzie Burgess, Herbert Livesey and Tom Ogden got together and formed a group to present “Liley of Kilarney” at Ashton Town Hall towards the end of 1899. Lizzie went on to be the leading soprano for the Carl Rosa Opera Company but Herbert and Tom continued and saw the Society grow in stature. In 1904 when it joined forces with the Ashton Dramatic Society, a move was made to the Theatre Royal on Oldham Road. We still have a poster from that year for the presentation of “Les Cloche de Cornville” and “The Red Lamp” which is proudly displayed at our exhibitions. In 1912 another change of venue was made by crossing Oldham Road to the Empire Hippodrome. Apart from a return to the Theatre Royal in the 1920s it has remained, with various name changes, our home ever since until 2008 when the theatre closed for refurbishment. Alas we are still waiting for it to reopen. Until then we have played at the George Lawton Hall, Mossley and Oldham Coliseum, dependant on show and venue availability. In the late 1920s Charles Booth joined the Society and later proved to be its best asset through his vision and drive. Charles joined the Committee as Publicity Manager in 1930, and through various positions, eventually became Chairman in 1953. During his time as Chairman the Society certainly went from strength to strength with productions such as the Ivor Novello shows, and at the time, the very adventurous “West Side Story” in 1964. Charles remained a very active Chairman until 1980 when he retired to become Society President. Since the Society endowed a cot at Ashton Infirmary in 1932 we have continued with contributions to charity, when we can. Contact: Facebook:

Bacup Royal Court Theatre is operated by Bacup Royal Court Theatre Group Ltd. Bacup Royal Court Theatre Group Ltd. is a registered charity and everybody who works at the theatre is a volunteer. We hire our professional theatre and conference facilities to community organisations, performing groups, local societies, dance and drama schools, businesses and education providers from across the North West. We also work with Agents, Artists and touring companies to provide a wide range of entertainment and events of all genres which appeal to local audiences. We provide affordable auditorium and technical facilities and affordable solutions to ticket sales, marketing and publicity, and sound and lighting services. Because we are run totally by volunteers both professionals and amateurs enjoy working our venue because of the intimacy of the space. We are also unrivalled in the friendliness, passion and personal service provided by our committed team. Our volunteer Board of Directors meet regularly and are supported by a large number of theatre volunteers who help run nearly all aspects of the theatre, from the box office, ushering, operating the bar, cleaning and a whole host of technical and support functions. We are grateful to our volunteers who keep the theatre running for the benefit of the local community. Website: Facebook: 01706 551570 (Please note this is our office number and not a ticket line. This number is only manned when the volunteers are in.) Rochdale Road Bacup OL13 9NR

Bollington Light Opera Group The Bollington Light Opera Group, affectionately known as BLOG, has entertained Bollington audiences for more than 40 years with a wide variety of high quality musical theatre performances. We generally provide two shows each year, in May and November, in a five day run (Tuesday – Saturday) with a matinée performance, ideal for children, on the Saturday afternoon. The May production is normally a well known and much loved musical, and in November we put on a variety production called ‘Showtime‘ in which we perform popular songs from a variety of well-liked shows. There is always an emphasis on dancing, colour and humour, as well as the music and our good voices! Tickets for the shows invariably sell out so get your order in early! Website: Facebook: Contact:

Congress Players Oldham Contact: Facebook: About Congress Players was formed in 1979 to raise money for an amateur performer who was tragically injured and blinded in a car accident. Four good friends got together and wondered what they could do to help him, these friends were Tommy Parkinson, Jed Rudd, Melvyn Bates and Kay Lilly. They decided to do what they did best …….. they put together a show, and what a show, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. They each donated £10 to raise the £40 they needed to hire the theatre. They contacted Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice who personally granted them special permission to perform the show without a licence. The costumes were hired for the princely sum of £10, the production team, band and cast all worked free of charge and rehearsed in rehearsal rooms that were provided free of charge ....… and so Congress Players were born! Over the years Congress has donated over 150k to various charities in the North West including. Dr Kershaw’s, Francis House, Guide Dogs for the Blind, KidsCan, Ruebens Retreat and many others and the productions staged have featured many of the best amateur performers in the North West.

CRV8IV THEATRE CO About CRE8IV A new theatre company with years of experience! We are indeed a new theatre company - formed in 2022 and we are excited to perform our first ever show in 2023 - however, that doesn’t mean we’re new to this! CRE8IV THEATRE CO is owned and run by Chris Higgins, a Theatre Performer/Musical Director and Tutor. Having studied Musical Theatre through college and gaining a place for his Musical Theatre degree studies at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Chris continued into the industry performing roles in Musical Theatre shows all over Europe and working with various Acting Groups and on TV/ Film. Chris has been teaching Singing and Music for many years and has had a varied MD career with other groups, but following his teaching and recording studio move at the beginning of 2022 has decided to set up his own theatre company with CRE8IV. Website: Facebook: Contact: Studio Address: Rear of 216 Redbank Road, Bispham, Blackpool,, FY2 0HJ Tel: 07902156237

THE DRAMA DEPT The Drama Dept is a performing arts Academy with over 150 Students taking part in tuition in all aspects of performance. Our highly experienced and professional tutor team provide tuition for children and adults from aged 2 to 82 years!! Since 2018 The DD has given outstanding training in an environment that is super friendly, safe and in our own new base in Bredbury, complete with an onsite coffee shop for everyone to enjoy. We really do have something for everyone here at the DD including Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing , Tap, Commercial, Ballet, Lamda, Drumming lessons and more recently we have opened our DD Talent dept - an agency providing opportunities for young people wanting to get into the professional world of Stage and Screen Its a super exciting time to come and join us. THE DRAMA DEPT Website: Facebook: Contact: 13 Lower Bents Ln, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2NJ

DUKINFIELD AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY About Us We are a very friendly, upbeat amateur theatre society based in Dukinfield, Tameside which is east of Manchester. Formed in 1946, we are of a very high standard and are not too heavy on the purse-strings. In fact, we are one of the societies with the cheapest membership fees in the Greater Manchester area. Our Productions: Our calendar features a musical production in the autumn, usually the third week in October at the George Lawton Hall, Mossley and a play in the spring, usually around the third week in March at Dukinfield Methodist Church Hall. Rehearsals for the musical are usually weekly, and commence at the beginning of May with Dancers on Monday evenings and full Ensemble on Thursday evenings. Principals are as called on either evening and rehearse in a seperate room. These rehearsals take place at the Tameside Deaf Association, 225 Mossley Road, Ashtonunder-Lyne OL6 6LY at 7.45pm. At the beginning of September, Sunday afternoon rehearsals kick-in from 1-5pm with the venue being announced nearer the time. There is a tea break halfway through the rehearsal, and our thriving Social Committee make excellent Tea, Coffee and Vimto at just 50p for a mug with a Biscuit. The play begins with a read-through/audition just before Christmas, and rehearsals start right at the beginning of January on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Dukinfield Methodist Church Hall. If you fancy joining us or coming to see one of our productions, please check the relevant sections of our website for full details of the productions and how to book Website: Facebook:

East Cheshire Musical Theatre Company Vernon Close Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 6AN Website: Facebook: Contact: We are a group people who love musical theatre. We strive for the best professional standards, to entertain our audiences and to provide enjoyment and a theatrical outlet for our members. We rehearse every Thursday at Bradshaw Hall Primary School, Cheadle Hulme and also on selected Sundays and Mondays as we get closer to a performance date. We are always on the look out for new members from age16. So, if you feel your feet itching to tread the boards or you would like to be a part of our next production, either working back stage or front of house, come along to one of our rehearsals to find out more about our group, you are more than welcome.

Hyde Festival Theatre Website: Facebook: Contact: About The Festival Theatre in Hyde, Greater Manchester is home to several amateur groups in the area whose combined efforts mean that in one season there can be many productions ongoing. In 2019, we had 21 different productions from 12 different societies. Ranging from drama to musicals, from dance to pantomime. We pride ourselves on offering an affordable venue for local dance schools, drama societies, musical societies and comedians to perform for their productions and fundraising events. Our theatre is run by volunteers, ran for the community - by the community.

Hyde Musical Society Website: Facebook: Contact: Hyde Musical Society is an award-winning musical theatre group based in Hyde, Greater Manchester established in 1940 and performing productions in Hyde since 1941 (something we are very proud of). We perform one large musical production in the Spring each year, most years a week before Easter. We also organise a calendar of activities throughout the year. Each production brings new members, who we always welcome with open arms. Auditions normally take place in September time, with rehearsals starting not long after. We take a short break during Christmas and New Year, and continue rehearsals twice a week until the show. We are very proud of all our cast, crew and creative teams of each show we present, in fact all our members seem to love the close family feel Hyde Musical Society offers. This is something we are also very proud of. It’s all about ‘sharing the love of musical theatre’. HAPPY TO BE BACK Who’d have thought we would be celebrating more than 80 years of performing musical productions to audiences of Hyde. Starting rehearsals way back in 1940 with our first performances at Hyde Town Hall in 1941. It really is a celebratory feat. Our society like many saw the hard times of the pandemic through 2020 and 2021 with the closure of theatres. We are so proud to have leaped back on stage at Hyde Festival Theatre in Spring 2022 with our 80th year production ‘All Shook Up’ - which was received better than we could have ever imagined. We thank everyone who came out to support us and for all the amazing feedback.

Junction 4 Productions Website: Facebook: Contact: ABOUT We are Junction 4 Productions. Established in 1904, originally as Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, we are one of the original amateur theatre groups on the Fylde Coast of the UK. At our self-contained studio and workshop we are a complete theatre package from performance to props, scenery to costumes with a studio (complete with tap-grade dance floor) and rehearsal space to hire. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to perform with us, help with backstage elements or hire from our extensive collections of props and scenery. We annually stage at least one show, usually at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham but also at smaller venues around the Fylde Coast. We have a rich tradition in musical theatre and when we we rebranded from Lytham Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) to Junction 4 Productions in 2018 we had over a hundred shows under our theatrical belt. We are looking to the future as a more contemporary theatre company diversifying into other areas of amateur drama with review shows and plays. Unit 8 Woodside Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool, 07394 218142

Knutsford Musical Theatre Company Website: Facebook: Contact: 0800 433 7267 We are an award-winning musical theatre company. In 2018 we marked 75 years of providing musical theatre in the Cheshire area. We pride ourselves on doing things differently and like to challenge our members with new skills. We have an open-door policy and always welcome new members. About KMTC Theatre We are a small, friendly society based in Knutsford, but we have members from out of town as well. Our main aim is to bring amateur theatre to the area, and have great fun while doing so. It is a great way to make friends and there are plenty of different roles if you don’t want to join us on stage.

Lowton Operatic & Dramatic Society About Lowton Operatic and Dramatic Society (L.O.A.D.S.) was founded in 1963. We are an amateur society affiliated with A.C.T We are a group of enthusiastic performers who enjoy acting, singing and dancing. We stage a pantomime every year, and a yearly musical show or play in the summer. We rehearse Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Leigh Rugby Union Football Club. Along with rehearsing and staging shows we also arrange social events, fund raising activities, prepare and create our own scenery and costumes and organise drama workshops. We also have a junior section for children aged 7 to 14. Website: Facebook: Contact:

Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company Website: Facebook: Contact: ABOUT We are a multi award winning society bringing a variety of different shows to the heart of Cheshire in Northwich. Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company (MCMTC) is one of the country’s oldest musical theatre societies – tracing its roots back to 1916 when it first started presenting popular light opera at the old Northwich Brine Baths in Victoria Road. At the outbreak of World War II, performances were put on hold, and it wasn’t until 1949 that the newly renamed Northwich Music Society resumed its productions – first at The Pavilion Theatre (situated at the back of The Regal cinema, which stood on the site now occupied by Waitrose) and then, later, at Hartford Secondary Modern School. 1954 saw the birth of the Winnington Amateur Operatic Society which staged its musicals at ICI’s Crescent Hall until, in 1960, the two societies amalgamated to become Mid Cheshire Amateur Operatic Society. This coincided with the opening of Northwich Memorial Hall, which hosted the Society’s productions until 2008. In 1968, the bold step was taken of purchasing the headquarters in Oakwood Lane, Barnton, which was used as the rehearsal rooms, as well as the performance space for the junior section – the Mid Cheshire Youth Theatre. This remained the headquarters until 2011, when, due to high running costs, the decision was made to sell Oakwood Lane Theatre. MCMTC currently performs its shows at Hartford’s Grange Theatre, and rehearses at University Primary Academy Weaverham. At the same time, it was decided to update the society’s name to better reflect its more contemporary programme of musical theatre, and the current name of Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company came into being.

Mossley A.O. & D.S. About MAODS Mossley Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society is one of the most successful amateur theatre groups in the North West of England. We have a very active calendar of events based around our yearly productions of a winter production, a play and a musical production. Alongside this we have our exciting and talented Next Generation youth theatre group which meets weekly and produces its own productions throughout the year. The Society is based at Woodend Mill in Mossley where we have our own mini theatre, rehearsal rooms and workshop facilities. Our major productions are held at our long-standing theatre home - the George Lawton Hall Theatre, Mossley. Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL5 0HR Website: Facebook: Contact: Pauline Davenport - 07717 594 274. MAODS Studios, Woodend Mill, off Manchester Road (A635) Mossley Lancs OL5 9RR

New Mills Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society THE HISTORY OF NMAODS The New Mills Operatic and Dramatic Society was formed in 1922 and put on shows regularly each year, mostly musicals, such as The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, and The Yeoman of the Guard. The members worked extremely hard to produce these shows which were always of a high standard. The Society produced two shows a year until the outbreak of the Second World War, which brought all this to an end. “Live” shows returned to the stage in 1948 when the “Amateurs” obtained a temporary licence to perform. Plays were produced to begin with as finances would not support as full scale musical. However, two plays per year were staged successfully and were usually in a light-hearted vein. At long last, after a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication by the electricians and members of the Society, a full scale musical was performed – No No Nanette in November 1952. The Operatics were back! No live shows were seen on stage other than the Society shows except for the odd band concert or male voice choir, but as each year came round, so there were staged two plays and one musical. This continued with huge success until Sailor Beware in 1959 when disaster struck! On March 21st 1959, the Sheffield Theatre Cinema Company closed the doors of the Art Theatre and left the Operatics homeless. From now onwards, the story of the Art Theatre is also the story of the Amateurs, and although they have always been closely connected, the remainder of this story proves the dedication of a group of people with one aim. This dedication has never disappeared. A Special General Meeting was held on April 7th 1959 to explore the possibilities of leasing or even buying the theatre, which remained closed all summer. On September 26th 1959 the Art Theatre re-opened. The Society had taken a two year tenancy, worked solidly seven days a week for ten weeks, then opened a spick and span theatre once again to entertain. The main problem, as always, was finance but thanks to the regular hard workers and individual fund raising efforts, in April 1961 the Art Theatre was leased for a further two years. Fund raising schemes were launched, but the job of running a theatre almost became too much, and a unanimous decision was taken to end the lease on June 24th 1964. However, true to fighting form, the Society finally, and after much discussion, decided to “Hang on” a little longer and, as musicals were becoming more remunerative, two musicals per year became the policy. In 1966 the memorable decision to buy the Art Theatre was taken and the “Buy a Brick” scheme was launched. Buy a brick for £1.00, and the bricks at the front of the Theatre were painted out to show the progress. By the end of the last night of the November show Perchance to Dream, the target of £1000.00 was short by £20.00. The President made a speech from the stage and as he was speaking, members of the audience called out “here’s a pound”, “here’s another”, the atmosphere was electric and when the President announced “we’ve done it” the place erupted. Contact: Website: Facebook: Jodrell Street, New Mills, SK22 3HJ

Website: Facebook: Contact: North Manchester AODS Simpson Memorial Hall, Moston Lane, Manchester M40 9NB About The North Manchester Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society began its life in 1919 as the Simpson Memorial Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, created from the merger of the Harpurhey Dramatic Society and the Simpson Memorial Tennis Club. Our home has been the Simpson Memorial Hall on Moston Lane since 1919 and to this day, it is where we not only rehearse almost every week of the year, but where we perform most of our dramatic productions and concerts. Several moves later our musical productions have been staged here in Middleton, our first, The Desert Song being at the Civic Centre. Throughout the 1990s the Society was able to perform two musical productions each year, but rising costs mean that we are now able to finance only one musical show each year, relying on our plays, concerts and other fundraising activities to fund these. NMAODS last show at the Civic Centre was our award-winning Anything Goes, however, with the closure of the Civic Centre in 2008 the Society has now moved to the new Middleton Arena, with which we look forward to a long association.

P.A.D.O.S. PADOS Studio Theatre St Mary’s Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AQ 0161 773 7729 In 1918 St Hilda’s, Heaton Park, (Heaton Park is a district of Prestwich) Glee Club -formed earlier in the 20th Century- rejoiced for the ending of the Great War and a healthy influx of men returning from the trenches of the Western Front. (The society is also proud to be one of the few who continued to entertain throughout World War II with all female casts. There is strong evidence that there certainly also existed in Prestwich a Dramatic Society – Prestwich Amateur Dramatic Society (PADS)- in November 1887 and a programme is held by PADOS for the performance of a play – ‘Jessy Vere’ or ‘The Return of the Wanderer’ (a domestic drama by C. H. Hazlewood) presented at Prestwich Liberal Club. This Club is immediately in front of the former Chester Street Wesleyan Church Hall and the 1919 venue of the first full length Operetta – ‘Trial by Jury’ presented by the society. Whilst research continues, there is strong belief that this 1887 Society (PADS) probably amalgamated with ‘The Glee Club’ to create PADOS (ie: ‘Singers’ and ‘Dramatic Actors’) as it is known today. Website: Facebook:

Rochdale Musical Theatre Company Website: Facebook: Contact: Founded in 1898, Rochdale Amateur Operatic Society originally performed Light Operettas and then Gilbert & Sullivan. The society has posters dating back to the early 20th century which indicate that they once performed a different operetta on alternate nights, with the cast switching between leading parts and chorus! The society has a virtually unbroken history of performances since its inception except for a short break at the end of WW1 and a longer break during 1941 – 45 when many of the 50+ strong chorus were actively involved in other equally dramatic events. Having played for many years at the Theatre Royal and then the Hippodrome in Rochdale, the Society moved to a temporary home at the ABC cinema before moving to The Gracie Fields Theatre in 1977. In 2015 the society changed its name to Rochdale Musical Theatre Company (RMTC) as, in more modern times, productions have been musical theatre rather than of an operatic nature. The new name is also a more accurate reflection of the professional nature of the company’s productions. In October 2021, RMTC found their new home at the iconic town centre venue Champness Hall and brought theatre back to the heart of Rochdale, with the hugely successful, sell out production Legally Blonde. This was followed in May 2022 with the equally successful Broadway musical comedy The Producers.

Romiley Operatic Society Website: Facebook: Contact: About Romiley Operatic Society Romiley Operatic Society is an amateur theatre group. We pride ourselves in presenting a high standard of theatrical performances which are enjoyed by both audiences and cast alike.

Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Society Website: Facebook: We are a small, dedicated group of people who love to put on traditional Gilbert and Sullivan shows. Sing. Laugh. Perform. Join our cast and crew for a whale of a time. We love to welcome new members to the society. Whether you have a keen love for G&S, or never sang it before, we are sure you will enjoy the beautiful notes of Sullivan and the witty lyrics of Gilbert as you join us to perform these wonderful works. If performing is not for you there are many other ways to get involved. Why not turn your hand to scenery building or costumes; become a Patron; assist with lighting, sound, stage managing and much, much more.

Facebook: Contact: St Dunstan’s AODS 95 Kenyon Ln, Manchester M40 9DL St Dunstan’s AODS, founded in 1954, is an amateur theatre company based in Moston. We have provided entertainment to our local community for over 65 years ...

The Three Towns Website: Facebook: Contact: About The Three Towns The Society performs an operetta each spring and a concert series in autumn at St. Joseph’s Theatre, Leigh and various venues in and around the North West. Choir rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings 8 – 10pm, Tyldesley Methodist Church, Elliott Street, Tyldesley Manchester M29 8JE. Visit membership. The Society’s annual show alternates between Gilbert & Sullivan and other composers’ operettas firmly retaining the emphasis on quality of music, four-part harmony and high chorus content. The Gipsy Baron, La Belle Helene, Die Fledermaus, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Merry Widow and White Horse Inn have all proved great successes and provided audiences with a greater variety of musical style and performance. The Society aims to produce performances of the highest quality and all shows are accompanied by a professional orchestra. The society’s Autumn Concerts aim to strike the right note for everyone with a variety of Songs from the Shows, Broadway, Popular and Classical Music.

Together for Theatre Productions Website: Facebook Contact: Together for Theatre Productions is a brand new musical theatre company based in Knutsford, Cheshire. Our aim is to produce highquality pieces of theatre, allowing our members to showcase their talents, as well as providing a place for new members to learn new skills in our wonderful hobby In January 2021, our Artistic Director Lewis Baron, decided he wanted to produce a charity musical theatre concert in order to raise funds for the Theatre Support Fund+. He teamed up with our now Musical Director, Ben Evans-Clarke, and together, with the help of a 13 strong cast, they were able to produce a Socially-Distanced (due to the event taking place in Stage 3 COVID Restrictions), outdoor concert which was a resounding success, raising £750 for TSF+. Following this event, the pair decided they wanted to produce further productions, and so Together for Theatre Productions was formed.

Trinity Amateur Operatic Society Website: Facebook: Contact: About We are a group of theatre loving people who love all things musical and our passion is producing fantastic musicals of all genres. We perform once a year at the Daneside Theatre in Congleton and, although amateur is in our title, there is nothing amateur about our productions. We pride ourselves on being extremely professional in every aspect of theatre life.

Ulverston Amateur Operatic Society Website: Facebook: Contact: About UAOS Educating. Guiding. Inspiring. We’re proud of the reputation that UAOS has gained throughout the years - for a place where students and instructors alike can thrive and make the most of their talents. Members have appeared in London’s West End, Broadway and in Europe. UAOS is an ideal Theatre Institute for students to prepare for a career in the industry. Whether you’re enrolled or thinking of applying, continue browsing to find out about our programs, admissions and more.

Penny Bridge Lane, Urmston, Manchester 0161 408 1288 Website: Facebook: Contact: Urmston Musical Theatre is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - 1199397 founded founded in 1911. It became a Registered Charity (1119510) in 2007. The aims are to cultivate the Dramatic Arts and improve and educate the public taste in those arts within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford and to promote the production of Dramatic and Operatic works having an educative value to this end. At present we produce a main show in April, a show by our juniors in July and a Chrismas show in December.

Whitworth Amateur Musical & Dramatic Society Founded in 1963. WAMDS aka Whitworth Amateurs, has an open membership policy, a strong social aspect and a policy of taking risks with material that other groups may not! This group is for anyone who is/ was/ wants to be a member/ friend/ known criminal associate of WAMDS! Website: Facebook: Contact: