Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society

Founded in 1919, Cranbrook Operatic & Dramatic Society (CODS) became a recognised body affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association in 1920.

The first Production was “The Mikado” held in January 1920 in the Vestry Hall in Cranbrook. CODS continues a hundred years later, almost without pause except during the Second World War, where play readings were held instead of performances.

CODS produce three shows per year at the Queen’s Hall Theatre – one musical during the October half term followed by a play in the spring half term.  The society regularly enters the Kent Drama Association Festival competition, with a lot of success in many different categories.  CODS exists to encourage the performance of all forms of amateur theatre, musical, drama and comedy, and is open to all interested persons.

The main point of contact for CODS is:

Lee Hatcher
CODS Honorary Secretary

The Hill
Kent TN17  3AD

Mobile No : 01580 388716
Email :

For more information visit the website:

See the What's On section for full details and show descriptions

Queens Hall Theatre