About Us

Welcome to the Newmarket Operatic

Musical and Dramatic Society

(NOMADS Ltd) Website

 

NOMADS is an amateur dramatic society which owns and performs at the Kings Theatre in Newmarket.

A registered Charity since 2009,  NOMADS’ objective is “to educate the public in the dramatic, musical and operatic arts, and to further the development of the public appreciation and taste in the said arts” and this continues to be at the heart of the society.

We are are extremely active as we own our own theatre so have a full calendar of shows each year which include shows performed not only by our own society but also a number of outside productions and some professional touring groups.

NOMADS perform around 6 shows per year; 3 musicals, 1 pantomime and 2 plays during a calendar year along with various concerts, some of which are performed by our thriving youth section (Young NOMADS) for 9 to 18 year olds, which meets weekly and also performs in some of the adult productions.  We also have an Open Mic Night for budding songwriters, poets, comedians and musicians once a month and up to 3 comedy nights in the year along with a toddlers group called Kings Kiddies and slightly older group called Kings Kidz.

The theatre has a reasonable sized stage with lighting and sound systems run from a box above the audience at the rear of the auditorium, a workshop backstage allows us to build our own sets and props along with backstage toilets, kitchen, office and two changing rooms with a make-up room.  Our front of house areas include a box office, coffee lounge, toilets including a disabled toilet, kitchen and well equipped bar. The facilities are available for hire.  There are no paid officials and members are expected to man the many posts necessary to run the events.

There are about 120 members of NOMADS, 60 Young NOMADS, 30 Kings Kidz and up to 20 Kings Kiddies.

Due to the high work load of the society we are always on the lookout for new talent to help us.  We welcome new members to help out with every aspect of theatre, whether that be on the stage acting, singing, dancing or behind the scenes with stage crewing, lighting/sound technicians, musicians, costume helpers, bar/front of house staff, chaperones and Box Office.

To apply for membership and see all the various activities we do you can visit our membership page or other pages for information.  If you have questions that are not answered on this website please send to info@nomadskingstheatre.com

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Charity Registration Number: 1120041

Company Registration Number: 05980172