The Bethel Crowd AODS has been performing in and around 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 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be March 2025.

If you want to learn more about joining the society, get in touch!


Who are we?

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


February 2024

Rapunzel - The Pantomime by Amanda Craib. Performed at the Peace Community Theatre in Bolton

September 2023

Bombs & Blackberries / a medley of Wartime songs. A full cast of adults and children performing Julia Donaldson's 1 act play, followed by a show case of songs and dances from 1920s-1940s

March 2023

The Great British Bump Off by Lesley Gunn. 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, performed at St James' Secondary School in Farnworth

April 2022

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

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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