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Amateur drama & operatic groups in Staffordshire
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Drama companies can play anything from Shakespeare to murder mysteries

Staffordshire has drama, operatic and choral societies aplenty for the many talented amateur and semi-pro artists in the area.

Whether in acting, singing or dancing, there's a local group for you.

Here we list websites for local theatre am-dram companies, choral societies and operatic groups, as well as arts societies.

Joining a local group is one way to acquire the relevant contact and a head start in the world of performing.

Please let us know of other links you think should be here. Just email us

Local theatre groups

Abbots Bromley Players

Alsager Community Theatre

Audley Theatre - a theatre building, with its own theatre group

Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers famous for their annual pantomime

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society

Ceramic Brass Band - based in SoT

The Cheadle Amateur Dramatic Society

Centre Stage - a Leek based theatre company

Chesterton Players based in Newcastle Day-Star Theatre a Cheshire based company, working on a lot on the canals.

Congleton Players - Cheshire based amateur dramatic company

Daneside Theatre home to Congleton Amateur Operatic Society, Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre, Congleton Panto, Congleton Players, and Trinity Amateur Operatic Society

Encore Theatre

Five Towns Theatre based in Stoke-on-Trent

FRONTLINE Dance - an integrated dance company of professional disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Harlequin Players - Cheshire based

Jude theatre company working with young people.

Kinver Light Operatic Society in south Staffs

The Lichfield Operatic Society

Lichfield Mysteries - every few years, the Mystery Plays take part in the town, and hundreds of local performers take part

Little Theatre Company based in Burton-on-Trent

Longsdon Theatre Company - in the Moorlands Mellow Dramatics - based in Burton-on-Trent

MADS Maccesfield Amateur Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in Lord Street, Macclesfield

M.Y. Theatre & Film - Stoke and Congleton-based theatre company for 16-25 year olds

Nantwich Players in South Cheshire

Newcastle Players - old established company

New Vic Theatre has its own youth theatre activities

North Staffs Operatic Society (aka NSOS)

Penkhull Mystery Plays -yearly version of medieval drama

The Porthill Players in Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Potteries Theatre Company based in Burslem

Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock has its own youth theatre activities

Rugeley Musical Theatre Company (formerly Rugeley Operatic Society)

Shakespeare in the Park Company - based in Lichfield

Stafford & District Operatic Society who perform two full musicals each year in the Gatehouse Theatre

...their youth group is Musical Youth Theatre Stafford

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre has its own youth theatre company

Stafford Players who perform mostly at The Gatehouse

Shoe Box Theatre - working with dementia clients, based in Tamworth

Stoke on Trent Repertory Theatre Company , the leading am-dram company in the county, with its own purpose built theatre

Stoke Youth Musical Theatre Company - the junior arm of the NSOS

Stone Little Theatre based in mid Staffs Stone Revellers also based in mid Staffs

The Tamworth Arts Club - musical theatre in Tamworth

The Tamworth Pantomime Company - just for Christmas!

Musical Societies

in Staffs Bella Musica String Quartet - professional ensemble based in North Staffordshire & South Cheshire

Lichfield Cathedral Choir - by invitation only

Tutbury Band - a wind-band based in East Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Youth Music Ensembles

Three's Company - based in Burton

North Staffs Operatic Society - major company, whose productions play at The Regent Theatre in Hanley

National & regional links

Amdram - site for am-dram enthusiasts

Creative Stoke - performing arts directory

BADAC aka Burton and District Arts Council

Cheshire Theatre Guild supports amateur theatrical societies in the Cheshire area.

Creative Stoke - see their performing arts directory

Stafford District Arts Council / SDAC

West Midlands Amateur Theatre Preview tries to cover all am-dram in the region

Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain represents Am-Dram's interests Arts Council of England - our regional branch NODA aka The National Operatic and Dramatic Association

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