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.
My Fair Lady
Countdown to opening night!
Tickets are selling fast for our next production, ‘My Fair Lady‘, and we currently at 75% sold with our Saturday Matinee sold out and limited tickets for the end of the week. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out with best availability earlier in the week by clicking here or calling the Civic Theatre Box Office on 01245 606505.
We also visited Hylands House in Chelmsford for some fantastic publicity photos! You will also see our cast flyering around Chelmsford in the coming weeks so don’t be afraid to say hello. Take a look at our Current Show page for all the photos and details on the show – it’s going to be “loverly”.
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Opening Evening & Friend of caods
Future Shows and Awards
Celebrating 100 years of success
caods have begun to celebrate 100 years of performing fantastic shows in Chelmsford. Take a look at our Past Shows as we head back in time but we also have exciting future shows coming up soon!
We will be announcing our exciting Autumn 2019 show, directed by Sallie Warrington, very soon so keep your eyes peeled on our social media. We promise it’s worth the wait! Our Spring 2020 show will be wonderful ‘Shrek the Musical’! All details will be posted to our Next Show page.
caods also continue to shine with a nomination for a NODA Award for our recent show ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels‘. We’ll let you know when the winners are announced.