Come and Join Us

Do you love everything about the theatre? Do you have a talent, skill or just want to be involved?

We always welcome new members and helpers, so please read on……………

Performing

We welcome new members over 16 years of age to join our friendly Society; however, as we perform musicals members should have some experience of singing, dancing or movement and acting.

The Society performs two shows a year and auditions are held for every show and take place in front of a selected panel. Anyone wishing to audition for a show must be an Acting or Non Acting member.

The majority of rehearsals take place at the Young Generation Headquarters, Meteor Way, Chelmsford and we rehearse Wednesdays and Friday evenings and some Saturdays. The cast are expected to attend all setting and revision calls unless there is a very good reason.

Fees currently are Non Acting member £15 and Acting Member £40. There is a 50% reduction if you are in full time education. The Show Fee is currently £35 per show and scores & libs are available to hire at a cost determined show by show, but usually £25. We know this sounds like a lot of money but it is less than a gym membership!

We realise that joining a new Society can be daunting, but we really are a friendly group of people of all ages and there is always someone who will help a new member.

Behind the Scenes

We always need enthusiastic and helpful stage crew to support the cast during show week. No experience is necessary just a willingness to assist the Stage Manager and be an important part of the production.
Dressing is an excellent way of getting to know the members of the society, as we are always in need of dressers during our shows which usually include many changes of costume.

Set Building

We have our own workshop and although we hire the sets for our shows, there are always some props that have to be built. This support can be fitted around your spare time and can be enjoyable and sociable with like-minded people.

For more information on any of the above please contact the Membership Secretary (membership@caods.com) or find out more information on our Join Us page.