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The Society was formed in 1930, and is affiliated to both the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and to the Greater Manchester Drama Federation. The Junior section, known as 'HeyKids' was formed in 1990.

The society produces two full musicals each year : one for the senior section(18+) and one for HeyKids (8 -18), as well as a play and concerts from time to time. The senior show is normally in early March each year, and the HeyKids show in mid-October at the Heywood Civic Centre.

 We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with additional Sunday afternoon rehearsals for the last few weeks before the show goes on. The rehearsals for the senior show usually run from October to March each year, and for the HeyKids show from May to October, with a break for the summer holidays.

Throughout the year the Hey Kids don their brightly coloured Hey Kids T-shirts and take part in various activities to raise money for their society. Such activities include bag packing at Morrisons Heywood, carol singing and various other activities. And as you can imagine singing Christmas carols in December wearing those T-shirts shows how committed these young thespians really are! We also have regular fundraising events with the adults so keep checking the website for more information.

Join us!

We are a friendly bunch who are always on the lookout for new members and helpers.

For more information on joining HAODS or HeyKids please contact us for more information at



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