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

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ILFORD SOCIAL CLUB: 

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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.

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

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

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

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A rehearsal in 1950 at Cleveland Road School