Welcome to Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society
We are a community theatre group based in Suffolk, UK. We have been performing for over 60 years. Whether it’s classic shows such as Oklahoma or regional premieres such as The Producers and Sunset Boulevard, we have a rich history of performing award-winning musical theatre.
Here you can learn about who we are and what we do, our past successes and what we have planned for the future. Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society works within the community to provide productions to a very high standard at local theatres such as the Ipswich Regent and New Wolsey Theatre, showcasing the best local talent.
What people say about us:
Fans of the film will not be disappointed! The incredible scenery transforms the stage from Kansas to Oz and back again with each transition a faithful homage of colour and shape.
I saw the (London) Palladium show…..This production is far better.
Jackie Montague – East Anglian Daily Times – 2016 The Wizard of Oz
With no shortage of ability and experience, IODS cements its reputation for quality as it once again meets its own high performance standards.
James Marston – Ipswich Star 2015 – Sunset Boulevard
What do Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society do?
The society has been active for more than 60 years and we are hoping to continue for 60 more years and beyond! Without the hard work of our production teams members, we wouldn’t be here today. Our members are the heart and soul of the society and we welcome new members, both on-stage and in the technical and creative areas.
If you’d like to learn more about joining us, please Contact Us and we’ll invite you to one of our rehearsals.
The scene stealer for me was Chloe Brown as Ado Annie, a whirlwind of naivety, feistiness and flirtation…..the comedic love triangle between her, cowboy Will Parker (Michael Haywood-Smith) and peddler Ali Hakim (Owen Berry) will go down a storm.
Wayne Savage – East Anglian Daily Times 2016 – Oklahoma!
Interested in joining the society? Want to get the opportunity to perform on local stages around the area? Then why not consider joining the society! It’s really simple to find out more information, and we are friendly, enthusiastic and mad about theatre! We are open to anyone with any background and we welcome anyone above the age of 16. Want to learn more? Then click here