Useful LINKS


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N.O.D.A.   The National Operatic and Dramatic Association

, founded in 1899, is the main representative body for amateur theatre in the UK. It has a membership of some 2500 amateur/community theatre groups and 3000 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 village halls. Reports are now printed in the Amateur Stage Magazine (see below).
National Operatic & Dramatic Association

-------------------------------------------------------------- - The site’s primary intention is to promote amateur theatre. Has a useful groups, events & people search facility. - Amateur Theatre Community was first conceptually designed by a team of amdram enthusiasts who realised that the internet would become an ever increasingly important promotion mechanism for amateur theatre groups and societies.

Amateur Dramatic - contains over 40 articles written by their experts who continually update and add new content.

"Sardines" - The UK's professional magazine for the amateur theatre.  Information & show guide etc.

Amateur Stage Magazine  - a national monthly magazine aimed at the amateur theatre community, bringing news, reviews, features, interviews and show listings to amateur theatre enthusiasts. 
Now incorporates the regular NODA reports

Stage Talk - A monthly TV spot by satellite (free-to-air) & on-line. They also have a what's on page, a ticketing service and various other features.


Speech Accent Archive - uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed.

Dalects Archive - The International Dialects of English Archive - samples of many accents of English from home and abroad.

Drama and Theater Resource Guide

LULUS.COM - A Guide to Theater Costumes and Historical Dress

WordTips - Top Drama Activities & Games you can use when educating kids:  Warm Ups, Improvisation, Character Building, Physical Theater, Cross-Curriculum Drama Activities

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Newbury theatre guide - Find out about theatre events coming up in and around Newbury and West Berkshire, reaching out to Oxford, Basingstoke and Reading.

Daily Info - What's on & advertising, has a good Theatre section reviews. They will even send a reviewer to the first night of your show if you ask. Britain's What's On Event Guide.

============ THEATRES =============

Oxford Playhouse - Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW    Box Off Tel: 01865 305305

New Theatre - George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG
Box Off Tel: 0844 847 1585 (exorbitant booking fees apply!).
Theatre (Postal Bookings & enquiries) 01865 320760.
NewTheatreOxford (ATGtickets)

The Old Fire Station - 40 George St Oxford, OX1 2AQ
Box Office :-
  or 01865 263990

The Watermill Theatre - Bagnor, Newbury, Berks RG20 8AE.
Built in a stunning converted mill situated in beautiful gardens on the bank of the river Lambourn just outside Newbury.
Box Off: 01635 46044.

'THE MILL AT SONNING - Sonning Eye, Reading, RG4 6TY.
A delightful theatre set on the river. It provides an appealing theatrical experience that includes  an excellent dinner in the restaurant before watching the play.
Box Office: 0118 969 8000

The Kenton Theatre - the fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. It is a Regency gem, set in the heart of Henley-on-Thames. Box Office  01491 575698.

Chipping Norton Theatre - a theatre, an arthouse cinema, a gallery and a concert hall, a resource for our community, but also a professional venue. Box Office: 01608 642350

Cornerstone, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE.
Booking 01235-515144.

Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RE.
Pegasus is an arts centre in East Oxford specialising in a range of performing arts for young people, and the making & presentation of new works.   Box Office 01865 812150  or book on-line

The North Wall, South Parade, Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN. The North Wall Arts Centre brings together artists and audiences from Oxford and beyond to make, share and experience art of the highest quality.

Unicorn Theatre, Chequer Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ - An intimate Elizabethan-style theatre built into a restored Benedictine abbey. Used by several local amateur groups.


BreakaLeg Productions Oxfordshire