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!

We conducted weekly online rehearsals over the winter months to prepare a set of recordings released on our social media. We produced a brand new G&S medley as well as an excerpt from Orpheus in the Underworld

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.




Spring Activities

Spring 2021

In Spring 2021, we rehearsed online to produce recordings for our social media. These included an original G&S medley featuring the duo's greatest hits, an excerpt from Orpheus in the Underworld, and a rendition of The Shepherd's Carol.

Summer Show

Summer 2021

‘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 26th International G&S Festival was sadly cancelled last year. Click here to support the festival and keep them afloat until next year!