• photos by Mick Mercer
  • Photo by Mick Mercer
  • Mixed Doubles
  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Little Grimley presents Strictly Sex Factor (on Ice)
  • The Rats by Agatha Christie
  • Silas Marner


This is the website of Betchworth Operatic and Dramatic Society, commonly known as 'BODS'. We are a friendly society with a long tradition of high-quality music and drama productions at Betchworth Memorial Hall (between Reigate and Dorking) as well as varied social events. Feel free to explore information here about our history, past productions and future plans. Then come and join us !

Dates for your diary

Talent/variety evening
Sat 1st Jul 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Patience performance
Wed 8th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Patience performance
Thu 9th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Patience performance
Fri 10th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Patience performance
Sat 11th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Next event


BODS presents the Gilbert & Sullivan opera


Weds 8th - Sat 11th November, 7.30pm

Director: Alison Cooper

Musical Director: Ian Stone 

News (most recent first)

Patience cast announced
Monday, 26 June 2017

Following the auditions for our November show, Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, the preliminary cast list is now available.

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Patience audition pieces
Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Auditions for principal roles in Patience will be held on Sunday 25th June, 2pm (Betchworth Memorial Hall) and all are welcome to take part.

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NODA award for Silas Marner
Friday, 28 April 2017

BODS has once again been chosen for a NODA 'Award of Excellence', this time for our 2016 production of Silas Marner. 

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