On June 12th-15th at 7:30pm, with a 2:30pm matinee on the 15th, all in The Annex Theatre with our new production: The Mikado Augustus!!

Regular Rehearsals 7pm Tuesdays in 4013, Building 34!

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!

At 7:30pm on 12th-15th of June 2024 join us in The Annex Theatre for our Summer show THE MIKADO AUGUSTUS (The Roman Mikado). Ticket prices are on the Show Page.

In Spring 2022, we performed our first in-person show since Spring 2019! We performed Rodger and Hammerstein's Carousel with the the University's Musical Theatre society Showstoppers
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Last Summer 2023 we performed the One Act Comic Operetta: The Zoo, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by B. C. Stephenson. Click here for more info!

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!


Spring Show

19:30 21-24th, 2:30 Matinee on the 24th, Feb 2024
The Annex Theatre

In Spring 2024, LOpSoc will perform Ruddigore! The Bad Baronets are cursed, young hearts secretly love and somehow Basingstoke is involved...

Summer Show

7:30pm 15th-17th June 2023
The Annex Theatre

Carboy, an Apothecarist is in love with Laetitia, who is forbidden from marrying him by her Father, Mr Grinder a retired Grocer. Meanwhile the Duke of Islington, in disguise, has fulfilled his search for common virtue and is determined to marry Eliza, but his true identity is still a secret. Will Carboy and Laetitia marry? Will the Duke be revealed? Come and see to find out!

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!