Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society

For the best in amateur productions


Worcester Operatic & Dramatic Society (WODS) was formed in 1892. We perform a series of musical shows each year usually at the Swan Theatre in Worcester. Anyone from 16 to 116 is welcome to join whether you’re a dancer, singer or actor, or want to help out backstage, we’re always on the lookout for new members. WODS also runs a series of social events for members and friends throughout the year, so there are plenty of ways to get involved.

We also have a thriving youth section (WODYS), formed in 1982. WODYS now performs a musical show at the Swan Theatre, Worcester every year with over 60 youngsters on stage, and also operates a training academy (WODAC) for those on the waiting list to join the main group. Youngsters between the ages of 8 and 18 are trained in all aspects of theatre work, including singing, dancing, acting and general stagecraft.