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 HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury in 2013. See more SOS clips on YouTube
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.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Alexis Pointdextre does.
On the day of his engagement to Aline he distributes a love potion to everyone via a pot of tea. The consequences are not quite what he had in mind.
Join Southampton Operatic Society for a 1920’s romp as inept servants, an hysterical scullery maid, a clumsy vicar, flappers and rich playboys are mixed together with a little magic to tell this Gilbert & Sullivan story of love, class and afternoon tea!