The Bethel Crowd AODS has been performing in the Westhoughton area for over 50 years.

Affordable, honest stage craft for all.

We aim to bring the love of theatre to Westhoughton and the wider Bolton community for an affordable price with good quality, entertaining and fun shows.

As a drama group that caters to a wide array of ages we want to develop the skills of all members, regardless of experience, in a safe and nurturing environment.

Having been affiliated and a part of the Westhoughton United Reformed Church for many years we still continue to promote it’s values, hence why it’s logo incorporated into ours.

Our Committee

The Bethel Crowd is governed by a committee. The committee members can be found here:

The next AGM – 29th March 2023 (@the Hub, Central Drive)

Who are we?

Chairperson - Peter Schofield
Vice Chairperson - Benjamin Kilburn
Treasurer - Neville Bumby
Secretary - Graham Talbot
Assistant Secretary - Zoey Tattersall
Marketing Manager - Helena Carter
Safeguarding Officer - Peter Schofield
Stage Manager - Graham Talbot
WCN Representative - Jason Taylor
Co-Opted Members - Caitlin Owen
Jack Reid
Anthony Talbot
Suzie Woodley
Janette Hampson
Dorothy Ward
Louise Monks


March 2023

The Great British Bump Off- Murder Mystery

December 2022

You can't stop the jingle - Childrens' Christmas Show

September 2022

“You Still Can’t Stop the Beat”. The first full cast show since 2020

April 2022

The Hadleigh Hall Inheritence - Murder Mystery. The first performance following the pandemic was a murder mystery held at

September 2021

In September 2021 we waved farewell to the Westhoughton United Reform Church, which was the birthplace of the Bethel Crowd.

January 2020

Frosted - Pantomime

December 2019

It's a party - Childrens Christmas Show

September 2019

Out of Focus - Play

June 2019

Hoodwinked - Youth Production

January 2019

Little Red Riding Hood - Pantomime

January 2018

Aladdin - Pantomime

January 2017

Mother Goose - Pantomime


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It's Panto time - "oh yes it is!"

After a few years break in our annual Pantomime schedule (for a few obvious reasons) WE’RE BACK!

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