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1890 - 1914:  

​ILFORD SOCIAL CLUB 
1890:-Ilford Church / Reading Room, Ilford HIgh Road

  • Bagatelle

  • Illustrated papers

  • Gymnastic apparatus

  • Billiards

  • Debating nights

  • Lectures

  • Smoking concerts

  • Photography

  • Operas

  • Dramatic performances

  • Country rambles


1902 until WW1:-  Ilford Town Hall

  • Operatic performances

  • Dramatic performances

  • Dances

  • Whist drives

  • Social evenings

The History of IODS

Ilford Social Club pre 1919

ILFORD SOCIAL CLUB: 

Excerpts from the 1911 programme for The Duchess of Danzig

IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig
IODS 1919 Program from The Duchess of Danzig

1919 - 1975:  
​ILFORD OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY is formed at the end of WW1 by former members of the Ilford Social Club, putting on Operatic & Dramatic performances at Ilford Town Hall (Redbridge Town Hall from 1965) and some Dramatic performances at the Little Theatre, Ilford during the 1960s.

Kenneth More Theatre Logo 2019

1975 - 2020:
IODS and IODS Productions 
Operette and musicals at the Kenneth More Theatre twice a year.
Concerts at the Kenneth More Theatre and other venues.

IODS Youth Logo
Kenneth More Theatre Logo 2019

1991 - 2018:  
​IODS Youth  
Annual musical theatre productions at the Kenneth More Theatre.

RDC Logo

2022:
IODS Productions 
Musicals and Plays at The Redbridge Drama Centre. Two Musicals a year performed in The Lovegrove Theatre and one Play each year performed in The Telford Studio within the Redbridge Drama Centre.

IODS rehearsal in 1950

A rehearsal in 1950 at Cleveland Road School

IODS rehearsing Anything Goes in 2015

A rehearsal in 2015:  Youth Members and Active Members combine for ANYTHING GOES

RENT Rehearsal

A rehearsal in 2022: Cast rehearse the finale of RENT

Murder in Play Rehearsal

A rehearsal in 2022: Cast rehearse a scene from our first play in 50 years, 'Murder in Play' by Simon Brett

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