Who are we?
NODA is the national body that represents amateur theatre. Any amateur theatre society can become a member of NODA. NODA was founded in 1899, “to protect and advance the interests of operatic and dramatic art, and of societies engaged therein”. Our membership continues with over 2,000 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.
What do we do?
We support and inspire amateur 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.
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.
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.
How are we run?
NODA has an elected council, comprising 11 councillors, the Chairman, Vice Chairman and the President. Each councillor represents a region, and each region has a committee which works to sustain and promote amateur theatre in their part of the country. There are four staff members at HO based in Peterborough.
|NODA CIO Constitution (Oct 2019)|
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|CIO Rules and Bye Laws - January 2021|
|Annual Report 2018|
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Annual Report 2016/17
Annual report for period January 1st 2016 until April 30th 2017
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report for period January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2015