National Operatic & Dramatic Association
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The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) was founded in 1899 and is the leading representative body for amateur theatre in the UK. The Association has a membership of 2,500 amateur theatre groups staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of venues, 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 performers, and those involved backstage, front of house or in society administration.

NODA membership brings with it a wide range of benefits for all its members. These include education and training, NODA Insurance, DBS, long service awards, conferences and networking opportunities, discounts and exclusive special offers, advice and representation, and access to over 150 exclusive pantomimes, musicals and plays.



To be society member you must have a constitution, committee and bank account. The cost of your membership is calculated according to your ticket revenue for the year. To join as a society member please choose the band option you require from the dropdown.

Associate members

Associate members are groups that do not qualify for society membership, such as those who do not have a committee or constitution. Associate members can also be smaller companies, such a costume hires or props companies. The cost of your membership is calculated according to your turnover for the year

Individual/joint members

You can join NODA as an individual or joint member to receive the magazine and access to the members’ area of the website.

Corporate members

Corporate members are entitled to:


To join NODA as a school, college or university, drama must form part of your wider curriculum. Establishments that only teach drama or dancing must join as Associate or Society members.

Click here to view the NODA member benefits.

To apply, please choose from the following options:

If you wish to renew please log into the website and renew via your society log in. Please call us if you require assistance.

Printable Individual / Joint Membership form

Printable Society Membership form

Printable Corporate Partner Membership form

Apply online

Plan Price
Associate Band A (up to £4999 turnover) £72.00
Associate Band B (£5000 to £9999 turnover) £117.00
Associate Band C (£10,000 to £19,999 turnover) £163.00
Associate Band D (£20,000 to £30,000 turnover) £185.00
Associate Band E (£30,000 and over) £200.00
Band A (up to £4,999 ticket revenue) £72.00
Band B (£5,000 to £9,999 ticket revenue) £117.00
Band C (£10,000 to £19,999 ticket revenue) £163.00
Band D (£20,000 to £29,999 ticket revenue) £185.00
Band E (over £30,000 ticket revenue) £200.00
Individual Membership £28.00
Joint Membership £37.00
Non-Performing Society Membership £40.00
Schools, Colleges & University - Membership £20.00