Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065

HD&OS has been performing plays and musicals in Hertford for 98 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.

Our Next Presentation

Ladies In Lavender

21 Mar to 24 Mar
The Studio Theatre, Hertford

Two middle aged sisters find a young and mysterious foreigner washed up on their Cornish beach. If the young(ish) foreigner could also play the violin, this would be a bonus, but we can get around ...

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Coming Soon


16 May to 19 May
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

Fame is 'gonna live forever'! Following the lives of a diverse group of students at the New York High School of Performing Arts, the show charts successes and struggles, enthusiasm and tale...

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09 Oct to 13 Oct
Hertford Theatre, Hertford

Based in 1960's Baltimore, Hairspray tells the story of dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad. Tracy auditions for a spot on ‘The Corny Collins Show’ and wins! She becomes an overnight c...

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