December 21st, 2021

To be held on Monday 10th January 2022 at The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 7.30pm.

EGM to be held following the cancellation of the 2022 production of Cinderella, and to discuss the future direction of OATS.


December 15th, 2021

It is with regret that OATS have made the difficult decision to cancel our forthcoming production of Cinderella.  This is due new Covid-19 restrictions and the safety of both our members and the public.

If you have bought tickets then we will be arranging refunds within the next few days.

OATS is determined to keep amateur theatre alive in Oundle, so we will be back - watch this space!

November 7th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that tickets for Cinderella are now on sale from or by calling the box office 01832 279086.


August 25, 2021

Welcome to Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society (OATS). 

We were formed in 1985, and we continue to entertain Oundle and surrounding areas with our popular annual pantomime at the Queen Victoria Hall.


August 10, 2020

Dear all,


We hope you are keeping safe and well.


With the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, restricted venues and social distancing guidelines in place, OATS have taken the decision not to deliver a Panto production this year (Jan 2021).  


This has been a difficult decision to make and we have waited to confirm this, however, our priority is keeping the OATS team and our audiences safe.


We hope to see you all when auditions, rehearsals and productions can safely begin again.


Keep well.


OATS Committee


January 31, 2020

Thank you to all who came to watch our production of Sleeping Beauty, It was very successful and we all had a great time. Onto the next one!

Are you interested in getting involved with OATS? Please come along to our AGM on the 26th February to find out more. 

Roll up, roll up, Get your tickets

December 12, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen,  we are delighted to announce that Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society (OATS) are back again this coming January with this year's Panto: Sleeping Beauty.


Tickets are now on sale and we know they're going to fly out the door, oh yes they will - so get booking!


Call the OundleBoxOffice on 01832 274734, book online at or call into the Box Office on New Street (opposite the The Talbot Hotel Oundle).

Panto 2020 is.... Sleeping Beauty!

July 19, 2019

Hello? Is it YOU we're looking for?

April 9, 2019

Hello Panto people, 

We are still looking for a musical director to help us put on another fabulous panto in Oundle in January 2020.

-You must be enthusiastic about music. The musical director has overall responsibility for all musical aspects of the show, working closely with the Director and Choreographer to create the musical numbers. 

-Playing of the piano is ideal but not essential

-You must be able to source a live band for performance week. 

-You must be able to attend rehearsals Monday and Friday evenings in Oundle from October to January and some weekends closer to the performance dates. 

If you know anyone who may be interested or would like further information please contact us by email at or message us on Facebook. 

New Committee! 

March 5, 2019

Thank you to all who came to our AGM. We are pleased to announce the new committee of Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society. We sadly say goodbye to some old faces and wish them the best and thank them for all their hard work over the years, we hope to see you in the audience in January!

Our new committe are full on enthusiasm and we are sure they will help make a show bigger and better than ever before.

Chairman - Keble Stradling

Treasurer - Alexaundrea Buheit

Secretary - Gina Collier 

Come along to our AGM

February 10th, 2019

Help keep theatre alive in Oundle - Come along to our AGM to support Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society

Tuesday 5th Match 2019

Upstairs Room, Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle


There is no commitment required to join the committee, just come along for a chat and see what we have planned for the next year 

So long farewell... but not for long!

January 30, 2019

Woo and Choo are sad that the show is over.

Thank you for everyone who came to support us this year both on stage, off stage and of course our fabulous audiences. It would not be a show without you! 

We hope you all enjoyed the show and we hope to be back with an even better show next year. Keep an eye on our website and facebook for updates of auditions and tickets. 

See you 'rater!

You're here! We're here! It's here!

January 23, 2019

Last Minute Tickets Still Available!

January 1, 2019

 Tickets selling fast!

December 23 2018

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Tickets Now On Sale!

November 13, 2018

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All present and correct!

October 25, 2018

Thank you for all who applied to help us fully cast Aladdin 2019.

We are pleased to announce we are full cast and rehearsals have begun in earnest. 

Thank you very much to Keble Stadling for filling the roll a Emperor and also to Charlotte Smith for agreeing to step in as Princess Rosebud. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in January

Stay tuned for the ticket launch, coming soon!

We are merely players...

October 1, 2018

Thank you to all who came to audition for us and after some very careful consideration our cast in announced. Please see below our wonderful principles for Aladdin 2019

Aladdin - Becks Dunn
Abanaza - Will Nicholls
Widow Twankey - Andrew Nicholls
Wishee Washee - Ken Collier
Woo - Kim Yeatman
Choo - Kat Elwell
Rosebud - Teddy Dainter
Genie of the Ring - Sammy Norman
Genie of the Lamp - Alex Buheit

We are still in need of the Emperor- Rosebud's father. So if you a still interested in being part of our production (male or female!) please call Dawn on 07921957065

Let rehearsals commence!

Come and fly on our magic carpet...

June 3rd, 2018

We're back, Oh yes we are!

May 23, 2018

The production team for Panto 2019 is confirmed and the committee are working hard to get everything set up. Scripts are being read, songs chosen and dates fixed. 

Watch this space (and our Facebook page) for sneak peaks and auditions announcements. 

Planning, Plotting and Scheming!

April 7, 2018

The OATS committee are working hard planning for the next production. 

Watch this space and our Facebook page for more updates. 

Do you know an experienced set designer?

We are looking for a a talented individual to design our scenery to bring the world of

...... that'd be telling,

to life next January!

Can you help??


Email us for details

Join Us at our AGM!

February 18, 2018

Oundle Amateur Dramatics Society needs new members to keep theatre alive in Oundle! 

It would be great to see some familiar and some new faces at the OATs AGM


Monday 12th March


The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 

Sad News!

Dear Friends, 

It has been the sad decision of the OATs committee to not put on a show January 2018. 

Please continue to follow us on Facebook for updates on our next production.


See you January 2019!


June 1, 2017

Join Us at our AGM!

Oundle Amateur Dramatics Society needs new members to keep theatre alive in Oundle! 

It would be great to see some familiar and some new faces at the OATs AGM


Monday 6th March


Westgate Suite at the Talbot Hotel


Fizz, orange juice and honey & mustard sausages will be served, along with exclusive Snow White Pantomime highlights!

See you there!

February 5, 2017

It's off to work we go!

January 29, 2017

Alas our production of Snow White has come to an end.  

We'd like to thank everyone for their dedication and hard work over the past few months to make this show possible.    An awful lot of time and effort goes into these productions each year to make it as entertaining as possible.  We'd also like to thank our supporters and loyal members for coming to see us.

Since all of our members are amateurs, the fun is now over for another year, so back it's to school and day jobs once again!

For a full gallery of photos taken of our performance CLICK HERE

Snow White 2017 Oundle Amateur Theatrical
The John Raper Award

January 27, 2017

In April 2015 we lost a dear friend and talented and enthusiastic actor, John Raper. He took part in many OATs productions, John's comic timing and love of the stage entertained theatre-goers in Oundle for years. We greatly miss his passion and his presence.

In John's memory the OATs committee has set up the John Raper Award.

This will be presented to a member of the cast and crew after every production to recognise them for effort and supporting other members of the cast.

It was presented for the first time last night, by Johns wife Beata to.....

Dawn Wiggins

-Our dedicated and passionate director. Congratulations!

Snow much fun!

Snow White is coming to Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle tonight!

And we hope you enjoy watching the show as much as we have enjoyed creating it! 

The show times are: 

Wednesday 25th Jan - 7.30pm

Thursday 26th Jan - 7.30pm

Friday 27th Jan - 7.30pm

Saturday 28th Jan - 3pm & 7pm

January 25, 2017

Dance rehearsals. Snow white 2017
Thank you Shoppers at Waitrose Oundle

January 10, 2017

Thank you!

To everyone who put their green tokens in our box as part of Waitrose's Community Matters Scheme

They donated 


to OATS!

I'm dreaming of a Snow-White Christmas

December 3rd, 2016

Come and meet the cast- including the beautiful Snow White, at Oundle Christmas Market from 12 midday TODAY.

Panto tickets make great Christmas presents!

Take advantage of our Early Bird offer £2 off all tickets.

Oundle Christmas Market 2017 Oundle Pantomime
Just the White ticket...

Tickets are now on sale for the Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the end of January.

The script is great, the songs are great - and the set may be our best yet ...

There's an early bird offer until December 3rd - with extra discounts for under 18s, students and seniors for the Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Buy your tickets now

CLICK HERE (then navigate to January)

Hope to see you there!

November 5, 2016

Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society Snow White 2017
A Prince-ly sum...

We'd like to take this opportunity to say


to our sponsors

Thank you The Talbot, for their continued support and sponsorship of our production

and to

Colemans for sponsoring our publicity for another year!

Its greatly appreciated by us all and we hope you'll join us for 'Snow White and the Seven dwarves' in January!

October 20, 2016

Time for an En-Chorus

October 5, 2016

OATS Chorus Jack and the Beanstalk 2016

We have found our Snow White and filled the principal roles for our January panto, but hope to add a few more chorus members to our cast.

We've scheduled an extra audition on

Monday (10th October) - 7.30pm at the Queen Victoria Hall in Oundle

Chorus: members need to be aged 10-100, happy to sing as part of a group - and to smile on stage! We won't require you to sing individually, and you don't have to be able to dance. This is a great way to get started in panto.

Dancers: please come in comfortable clothes and shoes: you will be asked to learn and perform a simple routine as part of a group.

The production will be in January 2017 - rehearsals start later this month and are usually on Monday and Friday evenings.

Questions? Call Dawn on 07921 957065

Cast List announced!

September 30, 2016

Katherine Hunter

Jessie Smith

Andrew Nicholls

Ken Collier

Kat Elwell

Kim Yeatman

Kelly Precious-Toye


Molly Joslin

Lucy Clark

Liz Smith

Lucy Clarke

Holly Lowe

Snow White-

Prince Rufus-

Nurse Kitty-

Chuckles the Jester-

Queen Lilith-

Sidney Snarl- 








Snow White Auditions!

August 1, 2016

It's officially happening!


Here are the Snow White audition details for September.


Please help us spread the word - we need a varied cast including fabulous singers and dancers, evil henchmen and queens, dwarfs (of all shapes and sizes) ... and of course a beautiful Snow White.


So share with your theatrically-minded friends and let's get this show on the road!

Oundle Amateur Dramatics Snow White Auditions
Read all about it!

Thinking about auditioning for our panto this Autumn?

We can announce the show we will put on is ....(drum roll please)....




Take a cheeky peek at the script 


June 1, 2016

Attention Brains of Oundle...

March 23, 2016


Time to test your intellect!

It's not just pens and paper: Quizmaster Chris promises a multimedia evening that includes a fun practical challenge.

Last year was lots of fun so book your table now!

Saturday 7th May 2016

Tables of 6

£30 a table

Bar open 7.30

Quiz starts at 8!

To book:

01832 280198

OATS Quiz night 2016


Join Us at our AGM!

Oundle Amateur Dramatics Society needs new members to keep theater alive in Oundle! 

It would be great to see some familiar and some new faces at the OATs AGM


Tuesday 8th March


Drummingwell Room at the Talbot Hotel


See you there!

February 10, 2016

It's BEAN a pleasure!

Its been another marvelous show!

Thank you to all who came to watch and congratulations to our talented actors,actresses, backstage and front of house crew. You've been brilliant and all your hard work certainly paid off! 

See you in September for auditions-- Watch this space.

January 31, 2016

Jack and the Beanstalk 2016 Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society
Fee- Fi- Foh- Fum!.....

The Giant is coming to Oundle tonight! 

Can Jack thwart the giant, save the town and get back his lovely cow Daisy?

Join us at the Queen Victoria Hall to find out.....

Thursday 28th 7.30

Friday 29th 7.30

Saturday 30th 3pm & 7pm

January 28, 2016

The Holly and the ....Beanstalk

December 5, 2015

Don't forget to come and see us at the Oundle Christmas Market today!

Tickets to the best panto in town* make an excellent Christmas gift. 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Early Bird offer.

Can't make it today? You can still order your tickets HERE

Oundle Amateur Theatrical Christmas Market 2015
GIANT News!!

Tickets for our January Panto are now on sale!

All tickets are only £8 until 5th December - so buy early to get the best seats at the best price.

This year we are selling via Oundle Box Office - so you can buy online via HERE , or by calling 01832 274734/visiting the Oundle Festival Box office at 4 New Street.

Here's a sneak preview of our poster - coming soon to the streets of Oundle.

October 27, 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk Poster 2016 Oundle Amateur Theatrical
Golden eggs...

We'd like to take this opportunity to say


to our sponsors

Thank you The Talbot, for their continued support and sponsorship of our production

and to

Colemans for sponsoring our publicity for another year!

Its greatly appreciated by us all and we hope you'll join us for 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in January!

October 20, 2015

Cast List Announced!

October 14, 2015

Charlotte Smith

Ken Collier

Andrew Nicholls

William Nicholls

Maria Potter

Lily Hannant

Chloe Dannatt

Kim Yeatman

Kelly Precious-Toye

Jack Trott-

Billy Trott-

Mrs Trott-

King Bernard-

Princess Rose-

Giant Plunder-

Mrs Plunder-

Fairy Flora-

Daisy the Cow-


Katherine Hunter, Rhianna Overton, Jenny Coles, Daisy Thompson, Lucy Clarke, 

Jack and the Beanstalk Auditions!

August 1, 2015

It's OATS 30th Year and we have the old team reuniting to bring you Jack and the Beanstalk.

Now all we need are actors!

Come along to audition for a variety of parts- a comic and a cow, our sinful baddie and our lovable hero.

Or why now sing and dance in our Chorus? No experience is necessary and we can guarantee you'll have lots of fun!

See you there!

Jack and the Beanstalk Auditions OATS
Read all about it!

June 20, 2015

Its nearly panto time again! 

I'm glad to announced the show we will be performing this year is ...........

Jack and the Beanstalk!

Take a peek at the script by James Barry HERE

Also - be sure to get practicing the audition songs:

  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

  • It Must Be Love (Madness version)

  • With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)

Thank You Waitrose Oundle!

May 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! as part of the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

They donated......


to OATS!

Thank you!

Waitrose Community Matters Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society
Calling all local quiz teams...

April 6, 2015


OATS is hosting a Quiz Night!

Saturday 4th July 


Glapthorn Village Hall

£40 per table of 8

To Book:

Call 01832 280198 / /Message on Facebook


When the curtains close...

February 1, 2015

That's all for this year folks! Congratulations and thanks to the cast and the many many people behind the scenes and around the town who helped to bring Mother Goose, and a bit of fun and laughter, to Oundle

Mother Goose 2015 Oundle Amateur Theatrical OATS

January 21st, 2022

To be held on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at Fletton House, Oundle 7.30pm.

New members are always very welcome, if you are interested in joining our Committee please come along to the AGM. Should you require any further information please contact