King’s Lynn Art Centre 11th – 14th April 2018
KLODS always welcome enthusiastic people who want to give amateur theatre a try! Whether on or off the stage, there is always something to do. The best times to contact us are mid summer and just after Christmas–as this is when our shows really start to gear up behind the scenes. While all lighting and sound is deftly handled by The Corn Exchange technical crew, assistance with scenery, props, advertising, publicity and anything and everything that pops up along the way is always needed. Please drop us a line on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society is affiliated to the
National Operatic and Dramatic Association
Headquarters: 15 The Metro Centre, Peterborough, PE2 7UH
Telephone: 01733 374790 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.noda.org.uk
The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA), founded in 1899, is the leading
representative body for amateur theatre in the UK. The Association has a membership of
approximately 2400 amateur theatre groups and over 2000 individual members staging
musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to village halls. Covering a broad spectrum of age ranges NODA member societies meet the needs of all levels of both performers, whether dramatic, dance or musical, and those involved backstage, front of house or in society administration.
· To give a shared voice to amateur theatre
· To help societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and
· To provide leadership and advice to enable amateur theatre to tackle the challenges
and opportunities of the 21st century
To achieve these aims NODA is divided into eleven regions, each headed by a regional
councillor who sits on the national council (ruling body of the Association), and supported
by a network of regional representatives and officials. These volunteers are the vital link to
the grass roots of the Association; the amateur theatre groups themselves and their
To provide support and assistance to these volunteers the Association is administered from its office in Peterborough by a knowledgeable and friendly staff who can deal with any
enquiry about amateur theatre.
Membership of NODA provides theatre groups and individuals with a wide range of benefits including access to NODA’s advice service at national and regional level, as well as representation to government, access to funding agencies, direct access to rights holders and the media as well access to regional and national conferences, workshops and seminars to help share information on best practice.
NODA holds an annual residential Summer School (with bursaries available) offering training from professional tutors in a wide range of both performance and technical courses as well as a similar residential academy to provide similar performance based training for those under 18.
NODA also holds an annual national and regional programme and poster competition to
encourage high standards in design. Through its trading arm, NODA Limited members have access to a varied range of products and services including insurance for both societies and individuals, long service awards that recognise the dedication made by individuals to amateur theatre, discounts on plays, vocal scores, libretti and technical books and a range of NODA branded merchandise. As a rights holder NODA Limited has 150 pantomimes by leading authors as well as a growing catalogue of plays and musicals.