Join our chorus! Rehearsals every Tuesday 7pm @ 34 / 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!

In February 2019 we brought a medieval resetting of Princess Ida to the Annex Theatre!

In Summer 2019 we brought a Double Feature of G&S' Trial by Jury, retold in the setting of a 90s reality TV show, and Sullivan and Rowe's The Zoo set down the road from the TV studio in the same period!

Finally, we'll be reprising our Double Feature at the 26th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival on the 16th of August in the Utopia Theatre!

If you would like to sponsor us, please contact the LOpSoc committee.


Spring Show

20th - 23rd February 2019

For the first time in nine years, LOpSoc brought Princess Ida to the Annex Theatre! Vikings and Anglo-Saxons clashed in this medieval retelling of G&S' eighth operetta!

Summer Show

12th - 15th June 2019

This summer LOpSoc presented a Double Feature of a 90s TV courtroom setting of Trial by Jury in front of a live studio audience, and join that audience for a day out in our second act, The Zoo!

G&S Festival

16 August 2019

LOpSoc's 90s reality TV courtroom adaptation of Trial and Rowe and Sullivan's rarely performed "The Zoo" gave a fantastic look into Sullivan's early Career!