Welcome to Kads

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KADS was formed in 1981 and has since become a well loved and respected group, with some of the founder members still taking a very active role along with the more recent recruits and many audience members who never miss a production!


The Society presents two three-night performances each year - one in spring and the other in late autumn - with a one-night summer entertainment and supper in early August, so you can see we are rarely at a loose end.


As with all amateur dramatic societies which are village based, we have a constantly changing set of members due to people moving away. Consequently we continually need new members and you are invited to contact us, even if acting may not be on your agenda, We build our own sets, do our own lighting and sound effects, direct all our productions, with members manning the doors, serving tea and coffee and helping behind the bar, rushing around backstage to make the whole presentation as professional as possible. 


No matter what skills you have, we need you!!


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                                               How Kads Began                                              




Written by the late Penny Rivers Fletcher
President and one of the founder members of Kads


In 1981 the Womens Institute, having been unable to afford the upkeep of  their old hall in Kineton had handed over  the running of it to the newly formed Kineton Village Hall Association. A good stage had now become available and Kineton Amateur Dramatic Society was formed from a nucleus of  WADS the Amateur Dramatic Society from Wellesbourne, a nearby village. Membership soon increased and an enthusiastic society presented their first play “Midsummer Mink” in November of that year. This was well received by the community and membership soon extended to neighbouring villages. The Society had to provide much equipment for productions and members set about  building flats and obtaining props etc.  

The object of the Village Hall Association was, of course, the building of a new hall to replace the existing one which had been in place since 1918. Much fundraising took place within the village and many members of Kads were involved. When the sum of £12000 was raised, the old hall was demolished and the present one was built, with the stage from the old hall incorporated into the new building.


Kads moved into what was a superb stage with excellent wings, a dressing room and ample storage space. Since then our productions have gone from strength to strength.