Membership and Support


Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society

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

Pershore Operatic & Dramatic Society

c/o 8 The High Street


WR10 1BG



PODS rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 19:30 until 22:00 at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore.   


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


On Wednesday evenings we are lucky to be able to rehearse 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 rehearsals.



We are always looking for new members to join the society 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! Those with dance experience: ballet, modern, tap and jazz would also be most welcome to join our dance troupe.


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 16 years old.

For information on joining the youth society PODYS (ages 10-18)  please email: 


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 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.

PODS are also looking for new directors and producers for our shows, ideally individuals  with some previous experience.



Paid annually on the 1st of April to our Membership Secretary:

  • Acting Membership (Over 21) - £26
  • Acting Membership (21 and under)  - £18
  • Non-acting Membership (Over 21) - £18
  • Non-acting Membership (21 and under) - £12
  • Show Fees: £12 per show paid during the first 2 weeks of rehearsal 

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




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



Online Patron Application Form



Become a Patron of PODS for just £20 a year


Benefits include:

  • Receipt of our newsletter twice a year.
  • Acknowledgment in our show programme
  • A membership card
  • An invitation to our attend our AGM


Simply complete an online application form. Alternatively you can print out a form to complete and post it back to us or email your completed form to


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


Ways to Pay:


  • By Cheque (made payable to PODS) and posted to PODS c/o 8 High Street, Pershore WR10 1BG or if passing post your cheque in an envelope into PODS post box in the foyer at Number 8.
  • By BACS Account Number 42722060 Sort Code 30-98-97 Using your Surname as reference


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




The society really does value 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 businesses to mutually support one another.


From just £25 per show your business can advertise in our show programme, reaching an audience of nearly 2000 people each show week as well as the cast and crew who will also get to see your sponsorship  support.


We can also discuss advertising your business on our website. 


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   


Show Week Raffles


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


If you would like to donate any prizes 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

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