Arts organisations, clubs and associations

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association


Operatic in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Kennet Opera

Kennet Opera was formed in 1994 by a group of friends with an aim to perform accessible, enjoyable classical opera in Newbury and the surrounding area. We perform one full-length opera each year in February at a local venue, and a few concerts at various locations in the summer. Our annual production is always sung in English, accompanied by piano or small chamber orchestra.

We are always happy to welcome new members, whether you wish to sing in the annual production, the concert season or both! Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7.30 to 10.00 pm at the Majendie Hall by St Mary,s church, Church Lane, Speen. We do not audition new members for the chorus − all are welcome. It is not necessary to be able to sight read music, although being able to follow a score would be helpful.

More information about the company, our previous productions and activities can be found on our website.

KO Secretary

Newbury Musical Theatre Society

We are an amateur musical theatre group, based in the Newbury, Berkshire area, performing musicals, operetta and concerts.

We are members of NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, and our main productions are staged at the Newbury Corn Exchange. Originally formed in 1922, until late 2012 we were known as Newbury Operatic Society.

If you are interested in musical theatre, please free free to have a look around our site and get a feel for what we do. If you are interested in taking part, whether on-stage or backstage, we would love to hear from you.


Newbury Nomads

Newbury Nomads is a dramatic arts group located in Newbury, Berkshire. The group presents one major musical show a year in the Corn Exchange Newbury and a Spring Concert.

The choice of show is diverse – see our list of past productions. Although the membership covers all age ranges, the society is very young at heart and is eager to encourage fresh and new ideas.

Throughout the year there are many social and fundraising events; barbecues, treasure hunts, skittle evenings, carol singing and even an annual dinner dance!

Amanda Maskell

07503 213225

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council