Professional support for amateur theatre
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:
|2015: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street||South-East Regional Award for Technical Excellence &
South-East District 12 Accolade Of Excellence
|2012: Children Of Eden||Roy Portsmouth Trophy for best Standard Programme in the Region|
|2010: The Hired Man||NODA Award Winning Production|
|2009: Into The Woods||NODA Award Winning Production|
|2008: Moll Flanders||NODA Award Other Than Production|
|2005: Calamity Jane||NODA Award Other Than Production &
NODA Programme Competition National Winner
|2004: Jack The Ripper||NODA Award Winning Production &
Award Other Than Production
|2002: Trial By Jury, Fiddler On The Roof||NODA Award Other Than Production|
|2000: South Pacific||NODA Award Other Than Production|
|1997: Gigi||NODA Award Winning Production|
|1995: The Mikado||NODA Award Winning Production|
|1993: Blitz!||NODA Award Winning Production|