Other sources of Information

There are several websites of general interest to Amateur Dramatic societies, including:

NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) offers a nationwide forum for amateur operatic and dramatic societies, and facilities such as professional training courses and discounts on insurance and supplies.

amdram.co.uk A main source of information for amateur drama groups, including databases of groups and productions, reviews, wanted/for sale advertisements from societies and companies, and a discussion forum.

amateurdramatic.co.uk A site offering "A unique reference point on great advice for anyone running, or interested in joining, an amateur drama group."

A site called the "Drama and Theater Resource Guide" SuperSummary - billed as a learning guide for students and teachers.

Two useful sources for royalty-free music and sound effects are fesliyanstudios.com (music) and the BBC (sound effects). Artlist and EpicSound are web-based companies which, for a subscription, offer a wider range of music which can be copied and used without further charge.

Training Courses

Societies have recommended the following as providing good training sessions:

Paul Doust (the 2017 adjudicator) pdtheatreworkshops@hotmail.com

Sue Sampson - sueandmartinsampson@hotmail.com - for voice and movement workshops for actors and actresses.

Andy Reiss (beyondthebarricade.com - professional one-day (or longer) Masterclasses, in London or at your location, which have proved especially valuable in giving confidence to inexperienced actors and actresses in straight drama and musicals.)

Acting Opportunities

From time to time, we receive requests for amateur actors and actresses to participate in film recordings or other events in Kent. Brief details will be placed here.

Groups known to need actors and actresses for amateur filming are:
  Orpington Video and Film Makers
  Medway Film Makers