Welcome to WADS

Woodcote Amateur Dramatic Society (WADS) was founded in 1965 and has an established reputation for staging musical/Drama/Panto theatre productions that are of an exceptional standard using talent from in and around Woodcote.

We are an enthusiastic friendly group and we stage productions in spring and autumn and these include a varied selection of entertainment. Recent years have seen a number of successful murder mystery evenings, various revues, plenty of comedies, and some musical evenings. We have in the past staged an annual pantomime which was extremely popular locally but since the Covid Pandemic we have been unable to run this event. We are hoping to revise the traditional pantomime this year.


Watch this spot for our Next Show

Later in 2024

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Join WADS and have FUN!

If you are reading this, it is likely that you share our passion for the theatre. Whether you are keen on playwriting, acting, sound and lighting, set building, costumes, make-up or any other aspect of amateur dramatics – WADS is the place for you!

All Ages, young and old are most welcome
No previous experience needed

  • Terry Sopp
    A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Murder Weekend such a big success. It was a very enjoyable experience with a happy cast and crew. I received lots of positive comments while mingling with the audience. Hopefully, especially to those who had very little or no experience it left you wanting to do more!
    Terry Sopp
  • Scott Jennings
    Played drums on this production with Pete Mash on piano WADS have gone from strength to strength!
    Scott Jennings
  • James Mathers
    I very much enjoyed the panto, and I miss it, and you all very much. Can't wait till the next one. Thanks to everyone who, as always, made a lowly Caversham dweller so welcome. I love the village atmosphere and community. Not to mention working with the many great Thespians.
    James Mathers
  • Thank you for letting me join in the WADS panto, I thoroughly enjoyed it and share the comments of others in congratulating all concerned.
    Richard Farmer
  • Not forgetting Carol's golden fingers The memory of her magical playing still lingers!
    Kathy Laughton