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About Us

Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS) is an amateur dramatic society based in our studio in New Street in Henley-on-Thames.
We perform several shows in our studio per year including our annual dinner theatre show, catered by local restauranteurs.

We are registered with The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and we perform at least one musical a year in the neighbouring Kenton Theatre.
We also submit at least one of our studios shows annually to The Henley Drama Festival and often tour around local Oxfordshire drama festivals. Due to our success, we have been invited to compete in the National Drama Festival on a number of occasions, including this year.
We welcome new members, both on stage and behind the scenes.
We also welcome newcomers to the performing arts.
Please feel free to contact us about popping along.

HAODS Committee 2023-24                                  


Chair – Jake Turnell Willett

Vice Chair – Julie Huntington

Hon Treasurer  - Bryan Villars

Hon Secretary – Clancey Smith

Hon Membership Sec – Samantha Riley                                               


Ann Jenkin

Harriet Jamieson

Hugh Lee

Alexander Staunton

HAODS Studio & Studio Hire


The HAODS Studio is a self-contained building situated behind The Kenton Theatre


Multi-purpose room options for:

Theatrical performances



Social functions

Lectures and Corporate Events

Scenery, Prop and Costume Hire


We have a large collection of scenery, props and costumes available to hire.

HAODS History

HAODS was formed in 1922 with a sell out version of G&S's The Mikado, and we celebrated our 2022 centenery with an award winning version of G&S's Hot Mikado.



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