Welcome to CODA

Here's what's coming...

Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for our July production in Wandle Park.

CODA Merchandise

Get your CODA Merchandise here.  We have bags, polo shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and more.

Into The Woods

Tickets now on sale for our October production.

Croydon's Amateur Dramatic Society, Entertaining You Since 1943


The home of Musicals & Drama for Croydon, CODA (Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association) stages a variety of exciting musical and drama productions at the Ashcroft Theatre and various other venues in and around Croydon & Sutton each year.


Not only are we a community group that produces professional quality shows and events, we are also a very sociable group with many social events throughout the year.  We welcome individuals from all walks of life with a desire to not just tread the boards, but also those that wish to work backstage and as part of our production teams.  If you are looking to join one of the best amateur dramatic groups in the area, then look no further.  CODA offers varied roles and responsibilities both on and off stage and our members always welcome newcomers and offer training in all aspects of theatrical production.

Our musical productions have included highly acclaimed performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeny Todd, Gershwin's Crazy For You, Seussical, Chess, Disney's Beauty & The Beast, FAME The Musical, and West Side Story just to name a few.

Our dramatic play productions such as Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Michael Frayn's hit comedy Noises Off, Charles Webb's adaptation of The Graduate and Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party have also met with high praise from both critics and audiences alike.

As well as entertaining audiences with our musicals and dramas, we also provide a range of entertainment for private and corporate events under our CODA4Hire. We offer cabaret performances, murder mystery events, Old Time Music Hall shows and much, much more.


So, come see why CODA has built a fantastic reputation for top quality productions in and around Croydon for over 70 years!

Get involved

If you are interested in joining CODA, please get in touch by emailing our CODA Secretary


Want to tread the boards?

New Member Auditions

CODA will be holding new member auditions soon. Anyone interested in performing with CODA must attend a new member audition. Membership fee is £10 payable on the day of the audition, if successful.  Contact the CODA Secretary for full details.


Interested in helping out backstage?

We are always looking for people to get involved behind the scenes.

It is a great opportunity to get involved in directing, production management, technical production, stage management, costume design, set design and prop design.

Contact the CODA Secretary for full details.

Get social with us.

CODA is a member society of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association  (NODA). Click here to see the latest NODA Newsletter.

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