Welcome to the website of PADOS Theatre Group

About Us 

This season celebrates our 100th year of performing theatre in Prestwich.  Founded in 1918, Prestwich Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society moved to their current rehearsal and performance space, PADOS Studio Theatre, formally PADOS House, in the 1970s. The society consists of the Adult Group, Youth Group and Junior Group and prides itself on the wide variety of shows, pantomimes and plays that are performed each year. If you are interested in joining our society, please fill in a form on our CONTACT US page or via email at mail@pados.co.uk, alternatively come down to PADOS Studio Theatre on a Wednesday evening for our weekly social night, have a drink and meet our members!

St. Mary’s Road, Prestwich, Manchester. M25 1AQ

What’s New


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01.03.2017- A second round of auditions for June’s play ‘Beautiful Thing’ are on March 6th at Pados Studio Theatre. For further details please request to join our facebook group, Pados: Beautiful Thing 

13.08.2017- See our NOTICEBOARD for details on forthcoming auditions and readings.

26.06.2017- Keep an eye out for the launch of the new season, Directors night is scheduled for Thursday 20th July 7.30 onwards. Come down and find out all about our forthcoming productions!!!

Season's Launch

25.06.2017 – AGM 2017- Confirmed as Wednesday 19th July 2017 at Pados Studio Theatre 7.30 start.

01.06.2017 – Congratulations to the following members who have received nominations from the Greater Manchester Drama Federation:

Avenue Q
Female performer in a youth production Dalia Kay
Male performer in a youth production George Platt
Male performer in a youth production Sam Bate
Best Director Tim Platt

Full Monty
Best actor David Livesey
Best supporting actress Francesca Astley
Best supporting actor Chris Addington
Best supporting actor Daniel Winters
Best male youth performer in an adult production Matthew Crossley Walsh
Best musical director Sarah Osmond

15.05.2017 – Photos from both Avenue Q and The Full Monty are now on our Gallery pages. Enjoy!

01.05.2017 – Huge congratulations to the cast and crew of The Full Monty, audiences loved it, and several got more than they paid for!!!

16.04.2017 –  Tickets for our June play Hobson’s Choice are now on sale. Visit our  BOX OFFICE to book now.

14.04.2017 – Ladies and Gents, with 2 weeks to go tickets are selling well for The Full Monty. Don’t delay, get your tickets via our BOX OFFICE



20.03.2017 – The Audience during Avenue Q managed to raise a massive £663.00 for the local charity Super Josh!



12.03.2017 – Huge congratulations to the cast and crew for our youth production of Avenue Q!! It’s gone down a storm all week with audiences and critics alike, so well done! Our first crit is available to read in the members section.


19.02.2017 – Reduced under 21 tickets now available for Avenue Q (Wednesday and Thursday performances) and The Full Monty (Tuesday and Wednesday performances). Please visit the Box office for further details and to book tickets.

10.02.2017 – Break a Leg to our Junior Group who are performing their first production of Alice, the Musical this evening. Please note the performance commences at 7.15pm at Pados Studio Theatre.

07.02.2017 – Alice the Musical now SOLD OUT!
Don’t forget to get your tickets for AVENUE Q to avoid missing out.


24.01.2017 – Pados Glee Club!
Feeling rusty and wanting to get back on stage? New year’s resolution to try something new? Always wanted to try a little bit of amdram without the pressure of a performance? Then why not try our drop in Glee club which starts Tuesday 24th Jan from 7.30-9pm at Pados House in conjunction with Helen’s Angels. Consisting of singing and dancing with room for a quick tipple in our bar, our workshop will provide you with a great sociable evening whilst honing new skills along the way. £2 for members, £5 for non-members, everyone welcome (+16). Hope see you there!

08.01.2017 – Rehearsals for The Full Monty start on Monday 9th Jan from 7.30pm for all the cast.

03.01.2017- Happy New Year. Here’s to the next half of our 2016/17 season.

13.11.2016- Panto Tickets Now SOLD OUT! Tickets for our next performances – Avenue Q- school edition and The Full Monty both to be performed at The Met Theatre, Bury will be available at www.themet.biz soon.

30.10.2016 – Auditions for THE FULL MONTY are on the 6th November. See the FACEBOOK group for all the details.

20.10.2016 – Come and join us at our next spooktacular event (apologies).  CLICK PICTURE for TICKETS

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14.10.2016 – In case you missed it, reviews of And Then There Were None are available on the NOTICEBOARD. Photos of the production are also in the Gallery- click here.

12.10.2016 – Avenue Q School Edition Announced for Pados Youth Group- see the Facebook Group for Full details on Auditions and how to get involved!!!

01.09.2016 – Our first get together for THE FULL MONTY will be on the 12th September. See the NOTICEBOARD for further details.

02.08.2016 – Panto auditions announced as 24th August, see the NOTICEBOARD for details.

20.07.2016 – Congratulations to those involved with Gotta Swing, it went down a storm. For those of you who missed out visit our Gallery to catch up on photos of the show.

10.07.16 – There were accolades in abundance for PADOS at both the GMDF and ACT award ceremonies. see the  Noticeboard for a full break down of our winners.

Congratulations to all involved!

22.06.16 – This year’s PADOS pantomine will be…


Keep an eye on the  Noticeboard  for details about the read through and auditions.

01.05.16 – *** AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, read through***


See the NOTICEBOARD for details.


31.05.16 – NODA regional awards night- Massive congratulations to the staging team for Ghost who, following their success in the district 1 awards went on to win the regional youth award for best staging!

31.03.16 – Gotta Swing 2016 announced at PADOS House 13th-16th July. Keep an eye on the facebook page and Noticeboard section of the website for further details. Auditions 12th April 8.00pm onwards at PADOS.


14.03.16- Next up Pados present…


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