National Operatic & Dramatic Association
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About Us

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) has been at the forefront of advancing Amateur Theatre over three centuries since its inception in 1899. The methodology may have evolved over those years but the aims we had back in 1899 are still the same:

Inspiring theatre

Our vision 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.


We are here 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.

We aim to:

Give a shared voice to the amateur theatre sector

Help amateur societies 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.

Please feel free to browse the website, peruse our Facebook pages, follow our Twitter account. We are a forward thinking organisation dedicated to serving our members.