History of the Company

NODA North West winners of Best Ensemble 2016

Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company (MCMTC) became the new name of the Mid Cheshire Amateur Operatic Society (MCAOS ) in 2011 - The Society's roots in the Northwich area date back to 1916. In these early days the Society presented popular light opera and performances were given in the old Northwich Brine Baths. This was very much the formula up to the war years, when Operatic's were suspended for the duration.


In 1949 the Northwich Music Society came into being and presented its shows in the old Pavilion Theatre in Northwich and, subsequently, at Hartford Secondary Modern School.


1954 saw the birth of the Winnington Amateur Operatic Society who staged their musicals at ICI's Crescent Hall.


It was in 1960 that these two organisations saw the benefits of amalgamation and in that year became the Mid-Cheshire Amateur Operatic Society. With a new Society came a new venue, as 1960 also saw the opening of the Northwich Memorial Hall. The Society presented its shows there continuously over the intervening period and enjoyed considerable acclaim.


In 1968 they took the bold step of purchasing their own headquarters in Oakwood Lane, Barnton, which was used as their rehearsal centre and to present their junior section shows. This remained their headquarters until 2011, when due to high running costs, the decision was made to sell Oakwood Lane Theatre.


Performances are now staged at the Grange Theatre, Hartford, with the rehearsal headquarter at Wallerscote Primary School on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 10pm.