caods 100th anniversary

caods is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary! On 8 November 1920 the first public meeting of Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society was held at the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford ahead of their first production, HMS...

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Covid-19 Update

It is with a heavy heart that the Committee have decided to postpone both ‘Sweet Charity’ and ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’. It was not an easy decision or one that was taken lightly....

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Panic Award Nominations

caods have been nominated for the Essex Community Theatre Production of the Year (PANIC Awards) for both ‘Shrek The Musical‘ and ‘Evita’. This is fantastic news for our two most recent...

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Panic Award Win

Our fantastic production of ‘My Fair Lady‘ has also won a PANIC Award for Best Theatrical Production. We were up against some fantastic local companies and felt so proud to come out on...

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Audiences Say…

“Congratulations to you all. I brought a coach party to your afternoon matinee yesterday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the show immensely, and thought it was your best ever. Such an enormous cast, and the dancers were so all together, professionals could not have done better. The main characters were excellent, such strong voices – I certainly could not have been able to remember all that script!!!”

— Audience member, My Fair Lady, March 2019