ABOUT US

WELCOME TO

PENARTH OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY - PODS

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?

PODS are a friendly amateur dramatic society based in Penarth, South Wales. We were founded in 1924. We are still going strong, so we must be doing ok!

We performs a range of plays, musicals and pantomimes, usually at The Paget Rooms in Penarth.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

The society was founded in Autumn 1924. Following an advert in the Penarth Times, an unlikely and very small group gathered at the local library to make plans for the first show. They needed to persuade other like minded people to join them. They achieved just that, and Penarth Amateur Operatic Society was born! Our first musical outing was the comedy opera, "Iolanthe" by Gilbert & Sullivan in April 1925. The drama section kicked off in 1929 with "A Little Bit Of Fluff" by Walter W Ellis, marking the transition to PODS.  In comparison, pantomime was a very late arrival, with "Cinderella" in 1998. 

To read more about the societies history, please see our Past Shows page.

THOSE THAT DO

PODS is a community theatre group and local charity. Our day to day running is done by a slightly crazy but very enthusiastic bunch of volunteers. The society is overseen by our Honorary President, Mrs Mary Gardner, her hard working committee and our charity trustees. We are blessed to have talented members. They act; direct; build sets; make costumes; source props; design posters, plan makeup, deal with the finances, make our programmes, sell tickets... the list is endless. 

If you fancy getting involved, on or off the stage, see our page on "Getting Involved" - we would love to see you.

Lighting & Sound

Costume Team

Set Construction

Make-Up