Coronavirus Update: Following advice from the Government and SUSU, the committee has decided to suspend society activity until the new academic year begins in September. As a result, our Summer production of Cinderella has been been cancelled, as has our appearance in the 27th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you in the coming academic year.

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 July 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!

In August 2019, we reprised our Double Feature at the 26th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival on the 16th of August in the Utopia Theatre!

In February 2020 we brought an old favourite of H.M.S. Pinafore in all its Victorian Era glory to The Annex Theatre!

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

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


Spring Show

19th - 22nd February 2020

Take a look at LOpSoc's Spring Production of H.M.S. Pinafore in all the glory of it's traditional setting aboard a Victorian Naval Galley plagued by improper love affairs and secrets shrouded in the mists of time.

Summer Show


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have been forced to cancel our summer production of Cinderella. Keep an eye out for more news in the new academic year!

G&S Festival


The 26th International G&S Festival has been cancelled. Click here to support the festival and keep them afloat until next year!