Founded in 1899 “to protect and advance the interests of operatic and dramatic art, and of societies engaged therein”, NODA has a membership of over 2,200 society members and over 1,000 individual enthusiasts staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to village halls.
The vision for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association is that amateur theatre is successful and sustainable, providing a range of opportunities for people to develop their skills and enjoy taking part,
at all levels.
NODA’s mission is to support the education and information needs of individuals and organisations with high quality services and products that contribute to the success of amateur theatre, as well as encouraging appreciation of the sector by participants and audiences alike.
NODA aim to:
- Give a shared voice to the amateur theatre sector.
- Help amateur theatre groups and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance.
- Provide leadership and advice to enable the amateur theatre sector to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century
NODA Awards awarded to WAOS
WAOS have won NODA awards for the following shows:
|2017: Kiss Me, Kate||NODA South East Region District 12 - Accolade Of Musical Excellence|
|2017: Carousel||NODA South East Region Runner Up - Best Traditional Musical Award|
|2015: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street||NODA South East Region District 12 - Winner of The Accolade Of Musical Excellence
NODA South East Region - The Haslemere Trophy for Technical Excellence
|2012: Children Of Eden||NODA South East Region - Roy Portsmouth Trophy for Winner in the Standard Class Programme Competition|
|2010: The Hired Man||NODA South East Region District 12 - Drama Accolade|
|2009: Into The Woods||NODA South East Region - Award Winning Production|
|2008: Moll Flanders||NODA South East Region - Runner Up of the Basic Programme|
|2005: Calamity Jane||NODA National Programme Competition - Winner of The Barnes Trophy for the Basic Programme Class
NODA Southern Area - Winner of the Basic Programme
|2004: Jack The Ripper||NODA Southern Area - Winner of The Accolade Of Excellence
Runner Up of The Eileen Dobson Trophy Basic Programme Award
|2002: Trial By Jury, Fiddler On The Roof||NODA Southern Area - Winner of The Richard Trower Trophy Poster Competition|
|2000: South Pacific||NODA Award Other Than Production|
|1997: Gigi||NODA Southern Area - Winner of The Accolade Of Excellence|
|1995: The Mikado||NODA Southern Area - Winner of The Accolade Of Excellence For The Best Gilbert & Sullivan Award|
|1993: Blitz!||NODA Southern Area - Winner of The Accolade Of Excellence|