At Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Tuesday 27 February to Saturday 3 March 2018

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At Chelmsford Civic Theatre

September 2018

Box Office 01245 606 505


Welcome to caods – Chelmsford’s leading amateur musical and dramatic society. Providing local audiences with West End style quality productions since November 1920, caods uses professional directors and musicians to support its talented amateur cast. Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association, caods have achieved rare status in winning numerous NODA awards for its productions in recent years.

caods presents two shows a year at the Civic Theatre, and with its modern, yet intimate auditorium, and state-of-the-art staging and lighting perfectly showcases the society’s top-drawer productions. caods appeal for Chelmsford audiences seems to be our ability to simultaneously surprise and delight. From Gershwin to Berlin, Lerner & Loewe to Lloyd Webber caods eclectic mix of musicals ensures continued success and an enviable reputation.

caods has charitable status and has been self-funding since its inception.

Recent News

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Could you join our cast?

We had our auditions on 21 October and it looks like it’s going to be another hit caods production. Check out the cast list and latest news on our Current Show page. We are still looking for men, especially dancers, to join the cast. So if you think that you are enough of a “scoundrel” then please contact info@caods.com and check out all joining information on our Join Us and Get Involved pages.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for details on all our upcoming shows! To get all the news direct to your inbox why not join our mailing list by clicking on the button top left of the screen or by emailing us! Or why not become a non-acting member for £15 a year and support caods.

caods Needs Your Help!

Save The Young Gen HQ!

Thank you to everybody who signed the consultation questionnaire and attended our gathering at HQ for photos for the local press. Our Save Our HQ page has recent articles and information. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates as they happen.

We have been told by Chelmsford City Council that the site of our HQ has been shortlisted for a proposed housing development. This would mean losing the site where Young Gen and caods rehearse. We would be devastated to lose our HQ which is vital in producing our shows.

Please visit our Save Our HQ page for links and more information.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Advertise with caods!

Do you have a local business or service? Want to reach a new client base of up to 3,000 people in Chelmsford and the surrounding area? Want to try new advertising opportunities at competitive prices? Want to support a local charity who has been in the Chelmsford community for almost 100 years? Why not advertise with caods in their show programme?

With 500 audience members at our 6 performances at the Civic Theatre Chelmsford you wouldn’t want to miss out on our competitive prices for advertisement and FREE design service if you purchase advertising space. With prices from £20 in our A4 programme please contact caodsprogramme@gmail.com for more information and to book your space!

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Audiences Say…

“Full of comedy, great talent, stunning vocals and high energy”

— Audience member, All Shook Up, September 2017