Join The DODS

Are you interested in becoming involved in Dursley’s thriving community theatre group? We love to hear from you – whatever your interest, experience or age.


Here are 10 great ways you can get involved:


If you’ve always fancied playing the wicked snow queen, or taking a part in one of your favourite musicals or plays, there is plenty of opportunity to tread the boards. We produce a play, pantomime and musical each year so we always need lots of willing actors.

Set construction & Painting

Do you fancy helping to create a Dickensian street scene for Oliver! or a fairy tale castle for one of our pantomimes. Our backstage team meet every Tuesday (and Thursday) in our workshops to create our wonderful scenery and stage sets.

Front of House

We hold four productions a year in the Lister Hall, Chantry Centre, so we need plenty of help to help the smooth running of these events. This includes stewarding, box office, refreshments, programme and ice cream selling. Also we provide training for those who would like to be Front of House managers.


Finding props for the right era can be really good fun – trawling junk shops to attics for the items that look right on stage


We are always looking for additional helpers during the weeks leading up to a production and during the production weeks to help behind the scenes.

Lighting & Sound

One of the more technical areas of our productions but great fun. You don’t necessarily need prior experience, we are happy to train new volunteers interested.


We’re very proud of our wardrobe that has grown over the decades with costumes from our many productions. We do hire certain costumes but try to make our own or re-use as much as possible. A great way to get involved if you love sewing, dress making and costume design.


Do you love belting out classic show tunes in the shower, or singing along to Elaine Paige on Radio Two on a Sunday? There is plenty of opportunity to sing your heart out in our annual musical or traditional family pantomime

Directing & Stage management

Crucial jobs at the heart of our society – hard work but they provide immense satisfaction and rewards. Whether you’ve got experience or just a desire to take on these important roles, we’d love to hear from you.

Junior DODS

We have a thriving junior theatre group for young people of secondary school age. They meet generally from February through to the summer, with a programme of workshops and rehearsals leading up to an annual production. We are also always looking for adults interested in helping to run the junior section.