Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society

PODS is a member of NODA - National Operatic and Dramatic Association



Become a Member of PODS

PODS meet on Wednesday evenings from 19:30 until 22:00 at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore for full company rehearsal and a chance for a socialise over a cup of tea in the break.


We normally perform two shows a year; one in June and one in December.


We are lucky enough to be able to rehearse for our productions on the stage in the main auditorium that all our shows are performed in.


We also have the use of the Courtyard Room at Number 8 for our Tuesday night Principles rehearsals.



As well as cast members, we are always in need of people to help with the production side of our shows.


We have a great team of people who assist with making and desiging costumes, sorting cast makeup and even prosthetics, sourcing or making props, assisting as backstage crew, designing and constructing sets, creating publicty material and programmes, and many more behind the scenes jobs!


Though not in the lime light these roles are absolutely vital to the success of a show!


So if you have the skills and enthusiasm to support the production of PODS shows please do get in touch via our contact page.




We are always looking for new members to join the company and would welcome anyone who would like to take part in any of our shows; whether you are experienced in singing, acting or dancing or you would like to give it a go for the first time!


Rehearsals for the summer show start in January and for the winter show in September. Auditions are normally a few days before rehearsals commence.


We always have a “change over” night where we switch between shows in December and June. New members are encouraged to come along to this to get a taste of the show, meet the director and to sign up for the new member audition. New members are normally asked to

sing during their audition and on occasion dance as well.


The minimum age for PODS members is 17 years old.

For information on joining our youth section PODYS (ages 10-16) please email: podys@live.co.uk









PODS are also on the look out for new directors and producers for our shows, ideally individuals with some previous experience.



PODS Annual Membership Fees:


•Full Acting - £26


•Non acting - £16


•Under 21 Acting - £16


•Under 21 Non Acting - £10


Show Fees: £12 per show


Payable to our Membership Secretary






So why not come along on a Wednesday at 7.30pm for an informal chat or contact us via our Contact Us page for more information.



Support PODS

As well as coming to watch our performances, you can also show your support by becoming a Patron of the society or sponsoring us.


This support is really valuable to PODS and your contribution makes a big difference to the society being able to continue to produce quality productions for our audiences.



PODS Patrons


Become a Patron of PODS - £15 a year


  • Receive our newsletter twice a year
  • Acknowledgment in our show programme
  • A membership card
  • An invitation to our AGM



Simply complete the online application form below


Alternatively you can print out a form to complete and post it back to us or email your completed form to info@pershorepods.co.uk


Once your payment has been received then your Patron Card will be posted to you.


Ways to Pay:


By Cheque (made payable to PODS) and posted tm PODS c/o 8 High Street, Pershore WR10 1BG or if passing post your cheque in an envelope into P.O.D.S. box at Number 8.


By BACS Account Number 42722060 Sort Code 30-98-97 Using your Surname as reference


Please note that your details will be saved on our Patrons database.








Online Patron Application Form


Printable Patron Application Form

Sponsor PODS


PODS really values the support we receive from the local community and from local businesses, who have always taken a keen interest in the work that PODS do. We strive to create positive links within the Community and with local business, to mutually support each other.


From just £25 per show, your business can advertise in our show Programmes, reaching an audience of nearly 2000 people each show week, not to mention the vast number of cast and crew who will also get to see your sponsorship support.


We can also advertise your business on our Website as part of that package and include you on our links page.


With this support, PODS is able to continue producing excellent shows and providing valuable community, social and creative links and initiatives.


For more details about Sponsorship, please please email info@pershorepods.co.uk


Show Week Raffles


Every show week, PODS offers our audiences the chance to win several excellent prizes from our in-house Raffle every night of the show.


If you would like to donate a prize for our Raffles or you are a business that would be interested in donating something to help promote your business to our public please email info@pershorepods.co.uk

Pershore Operatic & Dramatic Society

8 The High Street


WR10 1BG

Email: info@pershorepods.co.uk

Number 8 Box Office: 01386 555488



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