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Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust

About NODA

Serving Amatuer Theatre Since 1899
Patron: The Lord Lloyd-Webber
NATIONAL OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION
Headquarters: NODA House, 15 The Metro Centre, Peterborough PE2 7UH
Telephone: +44 (0)1733 374790 Fax: +44 (0)1733 237286
Email: info@noda.org.uk
The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) was founded in 1899 and has a membership of some 2,300 amateur societies and 3,000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to tiny village halls. NODA is divided into eleven Areas, each headed by an Area Controller who sits on the National Council (the ruling body of the Association), supported by a network of regional Representatives. The Association is administered from it’s headquarters, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff able to deal with virtually any enquiry relating to amateur theatre.
NODA aims to:
• give a shared voice to the amateur theatre society
• help amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance
• provide leadership an advice to enable amateur theatre to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Benefits of membership include access to NODA’s service at a National and Area level, representation to government, funding agencies, right shoulders and the media, and access to conferences, workshops and seminars to help share information on best practice. NODA also holds an annual residential summer school (with bursaries available) offering training from professional tutors in drama performances, music directing, musical theatre, stage management and other courses for performers, directors and technicians. It publishes regular Area magazines and its quarterly NODA National News and holds annual National and Area Programme and Poster competitions, to encourage the highest standard in design.
NODA Insurance in conjunction with AXA, offers the best deal available for amateur societies (30% discount to NODA members), as well as preferential rates on home insurance and breakdown cover for individual members. Tel: 0845 130 1368 for further details.