History 60th Anniversary Dinner Concerts Awards George's photos

Founded as a school society in 1951 the first production was The Pirates of Penzance, a show that has been performed several times since.

Over the years, as the group has progressed some of the lesser known operettas of that famous duo have been performed: Utopia Ltd, Cox and Box, The Zoo.

Soon after their formation an association was established with Stewartby United Church and this continues today, with weekly rehearsals being held in the church hall.

Over the years some members have gone on to sing with leading opera companies and during this period there have been fifteen producers and nine musical directors.

All the productions are given in the village hall in Stewartby, fully costumed and always accompanied by a full orchestra right from day one. In 2008 the group won a prestigious award for that year's show.

It is to be hoped that the Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society can look forward to many more years of bringing pleasure to a great number of people.

The Stewartby Operatic Special Edition Commemorative Plate


songs from the early movies

7.30pm at Stewartby Village Hall

8th and 9th May 2015

tickets �15, children �7.50 including supper

licensed bar

'Til The Boys Come Home

in commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War

9th and 10th May, 2014
curtain up at 7.30 pm



SAODS presents

an Old Tyme Music Hall

Celebrating 60 Glorious Years

see photos

Friday and Saturday,
11th and 12th May, 2012

at Stewartby Village Hall

SAODS presents

The Music of Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein

see photos

Friday and Saturday,
13th and 14th May, 2011

at Houghton Conquest Village Hall

The 60th Anniversary Dinner, March 2011

SAODS production of The Gondoliers in November 2012 was awarded the certificate for Best Musical by NODA in the East Region Awards for 2012, District 2
SAODS committee with the NODA award for The Gondoliers, 2012


Carol (Chairman) and Linda (Vice Chairman) are pictured holding the society's latest awards. Click here for more details.

Thanks to George for these photos

The Orchestra in 1964

John Kitchener playing Patience

George comments "I am conducting a performance of Patience in which John Kitchener is playing Archibald. He was an excellent baritone who went on to sing professionally with Benjamin Britten and went on to sing principal parts with Sadlers Wells (which I think became National Opera)".