We are an award-winning group who perform a wide variety of shows from grand opera and Gilbert & Sullivan to modern musicals. We also have a large Junior Section (Debut Youth Theatre) and a concert group. We support a number of local and national charities. Acting membership is open to anyone who passes an audition but we also welcome non-acting members. Please see our information on how to join SOS. Follow @sotonopera
SOS performing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer in 2015. See more SOS clips on YouTube
Clare Minns was the Guest of Honour at the 2015 AGM and presented the various trophies.
The John Hoskins Award for the 'Most Promising Newcomer' went to Abi Jeffery
The Robin Bennett Award was presented to Peter and Liz Hill in recognition of their efforts in organising the 90th Anniversary Concert
Jason Sly receiving the DYT Award on behalf of Lauren Davis
The Philip Johnson Award for Musical Excellence was won by Alex Clements and the Jim Chilvers Cup for 'Going the Extra Mile' was awarded to Norman Davies
This enlightening and entertaining book follows the growth of one of Southampton’s oldest institutions from a small operatic group performing Gilbert and Sullivan for pennies a ticket to a thriving and award-winning company that produces everything from classic operas to modern musicals.
Using archive material, newspaper reviews, committee notes and reminiscences, this definitive guide reveals the trials and triumphs, silliness and sadness behind the 123 shows performed by Southampton Operatic Society over the last 90 years.