National Operatic and Dramatic Association

Thomson-Leng Musical Society are proud to be affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

The Association was established in 1899 for the express purpose of bringing together individuals and members of amateur operatic and dramatic societies for their mutual assistance and combined benefit.

NODA is governed by a Council, comprising of an elected Councillor from each of the eleven major areas into which NODA divides the British Isles. Each Area is further covered by the Regional Representatives, who form an Area Committee under the Councillor. Thus NODA reaches out to provide a local and personal service wherever there is an amateur society.

NODA offers its members help and advice in every aspect of the theatre and the running of an amateur society. It publishes it’s own magazine at both National and Area level. Every year NODA further encourages it’s membership to further their own skills at a special Summer School covering a wide spectrum of stage skills. Societies are encouraged to recognise long service to the amateur theatre by its members with a range of badges and medals.

For further information about The National Operatic & Dramatic Association please contact :-

National Operatic and Dramatic Society
15 The Metro Centre,
Peterborough, PE2 7UH
Tel: 01733 374 790


Our Regional Representative can also be contacted:

Roger Buist
5 Bayfield Gardens
West Ferry
Dundee, DD5 1AX
Tel: 01382 739743