Come and join the rehearsals for our joint spring show with Showstoppers Carousel every Tuesday at 7pm in Building 34, Room 4013!

Welcome to LOpSoc, the award-winning University of Southampton Light Opera Society. We are a friendly group with a strong, enthusiastic community of present and past members. We put on at least two shows and one tour each academic year, being regular participants in the International G&S UniFestival. We also have regular socials, workshops for members and recitals within the society. Our chorus is not auditioned, everyone is welcome to join our productions regardless of previous experience. Our members also have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, be part of production teams, join our orchestra and much more!

The 27th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival was cancelled due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Without the funding from last year's ticket sales the Festival will have to shut its doors for good. Donate to the International G&S Festival here!

This summer, we produced an online Double Feature of ‘Cox and Box’ and ‘The Carp’, two lighthearted, single-act comedies featuring New Love, Long-Lost Family and A Fish! Click here to listen to the show.

This Spring, we will be performing our first in-person show since Spring 2019! Join us in The Annex from the 16th - 19th of March for our joint production with Showstoppers of Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel! Click here for more info.




Spring Show

16th - 19th March 2022

This Spring, we're joining forces with Showstoppers to bring you our first in-person show since 2019. Join us on the coast of New England in 1873 as a sleepy fishing village is turned upside down by the arrival of a bustling Carnival in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.

Summer Show

Summer 2021

Listen to our Online Double Feature: Cox and Box, and The Carp. ‘Cox and Box’ is the comical tale of two gullible lodgers, who discover they have more in common than they first imagined. ‘The Carp’ follows two broken-hearted people finding their way back to love, in the most roundabout way imaginable!

G&S Festival


The 27th International G&S Festival was sadly cancelled last year. Click here to support the festival and keep them afloat until next year!