Do you have an interest in acting, dancing, directing, set building, costume making, props, lighting, sound or any other stage related discipline?

Would you like to learn new skills, increase your self confidence and make new friends?

Then why not become a member of Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society!

The list below contains just a few of the jobs that are essential in keeping the theatre alive, we are always on the look out for new members and everyone is welcome to join us.

As a member you will receive regular newsletters informing you of all out latest events, news and auditions. You will be able to attend all social functions and get the chance to appear on (or behind) stage in any of our productions.


  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Set Builder
  • Set Painter
  • Props Manager
  • Make-up
  • Costume
  • House Manager
  • Box Office
  • Bar Staff
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
Membership is free for active members. For enquiries please e-mail us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note if you're mainly interested in acting the best thing is to look for our regular auditions and come to those. 
All backstage volunteers must be 16 years or over



Originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema in 1910, Chorley Little Theatre has become a thriving arts venue in the centre of the town. Since 1960 it has been owned and operated by the amateur dramatics group CADOS, who have been putting on high-quality productions for over 85 years. CADOS now present at least 6 productions per Season (a Season runs from January until December)

The theatre seats 230, plus 3 spaces for wheelchairs. Entrance is from the Foyer, with the Empire Bar behind the stage. Male, Female and Disabled toilets are also down near the bar.