On March 11 2014, the Burtonwood Amateur Music & Drama Society received a grant from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. The Trust operates in the heart and soul of coalfield communities, investing knowledge, expertise and resources to ensure local people are able to fulfil their potential. Successful regeneration strengthens communities by creating opportunities, it is an investment which seeks to make transformations to create places where people want to continue to live, work and play. The £5000 grant gave us the opportunity to update our sound system and improve not only the quality of our performances but improve the confidence of the talented people of our society.

Burtonwood Amateur Music and Drama Society is Affiliated to The National Operatic and Drama Association (NODA) and is a member of NODA North West, District 8.

The North West Region is split into 10 districts, stretching from the Solway Firth and Carlisle right down to Chester and the North Wales Border.

District 1 – Manchester, Macclesfield, Stockport, Altrincham, Glossop, Salford & Prestwich

District 2 – Preston, Fylde & Isle of Man

District 3 – Burnley, Clitheroe, Blackburn, & Haslingden (FKA District 3 & 12)

District 4 – Liverpool, Wirral, Prescot, West Derby & Birkenhead

District 5 – Bolton & Leigh

District 6 – Chorley, Ormskirk, Southport, St. Helens & Wigan

District 7 – Bury, Rochdale, Oldham & Ashton-under-Lyme

District 8 – Warrington, Runcorn, Northwich, Nantwich, Chester & Congleton

District 10 – Carlisle, Workington, Penrith, & Whitehaven

District 11 – Lancaster, Garstang, Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakeland, Lunesdale & Ulverston

On April 29 2014, the Burtonwood Amateur Music & Drama Society received a grant from the Warrington Borough Council.

The £1500 grant gave us the opportunity to relocate our costume house facility. The benefits of this facility will be evident in our continuous commitment to deliver fantastic performances to our well-deserved community. It is important that Burtonwood AMADS continue to raise a generation that understands, values and supports theatre in society and the impact this can have on a very supportive community. We have no doubt Burtonwood AMADS will continue for many more years to come as we have continued support from the members of our village and surrounding areas for the hard and dedicated work we do.

The grant is not an investment in our Society alone, it is an investment in our Community. The Society’s doors are open to anyone and welcomes all newcomers.