Over 100 years of musical theatre

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Canterbury Operatic Society has been performing shows and concerts in the Canterbury area for over 100 years.


Whether you like performing or prefer to be out of the limelight doing vital work backstage or front of house, we welcome new members warmly.  Please get in contact!


Four of our recent productions (The Pirates of Penzance, The Pajama Game and Into the Woods from 2009-2011 and Sweeney Todd from 2014) have been awarded Accolades of Excellence by NODA South East

and our 2017 production of The Mikado was awarded Best Traditional Musical. We aim to build on this standard with each new performance.


Productions at the redeveloped Marlowe Theatre have been The Mikado (2017), Singin' in the Rain (2016), The Pirates of Penzance (2015), Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (2014), Anything Goes (2013) and Guys and Dolls (2012). We also perform concerts and hold social events.

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Coming soon from Canterbury Operatic Society:


Oklahoma! - 12th-14th April 2018, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic show, featuring numbers such as 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning' and 'The Surrey With the Fringe On Top'. Tickets are on sale from the Marlowe Theatre now.


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Our most recent production: The Mikado. A very British musical!











Our very British take on The Mikado has been awarded Best Traditional Musical at the NODA South East Celebration of 2017. We are delighted! Congratulations to the whole cast, crew and team.

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