Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065

HD&OS has been performing plays and musicals in Hertford for 93 years. Since our first production "Of Mice and Men" at the Corn Exchange in 1919 we have captivated our audiences with a wide range of theatre from hard hitting dramas and lavish musicals right through to our annual pantomimes.

HD&OS caters for all ages. There is something in our programme for everyone. We provide opportunities for everyone to get involved too - on and off stage. Those members who are aged between 9 and 17 are well looked after by our Young Idea section.

To find out more, please select an option from the menu at the top. Some of our forthcoming productions and events are listed below.

Latest News

We are delighted to be able to report that we are fully cast our next production, Little Shop Of Horrors.

The drama committee have been asked to arrange a rehearsed play reading for the winning One Act original play during the All Winners Drama Festival that the Society is hosting 25th to 31st July. The reading will take place in Hertford Theatre on the morning of Saturday 30th July. We now know the play will be Thank you for Protesting.


Resident - Middle aged woman. Daily Mail reader but isn’t quite sure what that means. Avid member of the neighbourhood watch.
Worker - Young man. Uninterested in his work but respectful towards authority.
Protester - Young woman. New age hippy. Doesn’t respect the “establishment” or anyone who disagrees with her ideals.
Boss - Middle aged woman. Cut throat clip-board wielder with a smile.

If you are free on that day and would be prepared to attend 2-3 rehearsals, please contact Cheryl Nicholson as I already have the script!

Our Next Presentation


16 Nov to 19 Nov
The Studio Theatre, Hertford

Set in a residential home for aged stage stars, four ex-opera singers squabble over whether to recreate their famous third act quartet from Rigoletto at the annual celebration of Verdi's birthd...

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11 Jan to 15 Jan
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

Directed by Lorraine Bottomley.
Musical Director: Keith Willis
Choreographer: Ella Martin

Script by Daniel Goode.


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22 Mar to 25 Mar
The Studio Theatre, Hertford

St.Trinians meets Mallory Towers, Crush is a new coming-of-age romp that celebtreates schoolgirl friendships and fighting for what you believe in!

By Maureen Chadwick & Kath Gotts, th...

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