NODA – What’s it all about?
Patron – The Lord Lloyd-Webber
The association was founded in 1899 “to protect and advance the interests of Operatic and Dramatic Art, and of Societies engaged therein”. Today, as NODA enters its second century, it has a Membership of some 2,450 individual enthusiasts and 2,300 Amateur Companies throughout the United Kingdom, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes, in a wide variety of performing venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to tiny village halls.
Whatever the age of the participants, whatever the on stage or off stage talent they have to offer, they are involved in amateur theatre for the love of it. Those appearing will have many hours to prepare and rehearse their contribution. The stage crews are vital to bringing the creative process alive on stage, whilst committee members and front of house staff all contribute so much in the challenge of staging a production. Each production created becomes a truly community project.
With a National Conference, Annual Area Conferences, workshops, seminars, the publication of a National News and Area Magazine, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association provides a National Network of Services for all areas of the amateur theatre in the United Kingdom.
Click here to visit the official NODA site.