Award-winning performers of musical theatre

Canterbury Operatic Society's logo - the C forms part of a performer with a top hat and cane, dancing in a spotlight. Members' page

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


Three of our recent productions  were awarded Accolades of Excellence by NODA South East and we aim to build on this standard with each new performance.


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!

About us

COMING SOON! Our next show will be the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Pirates of Penzance, to be performed at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury from Tuesday 26th- Saturday 30th May 2015.


This is a laugh-out-loud show filled with tunes that will get you humming along as you follow the story of apprentice pirate Frederic who vows to bring the pirate band to justice on his 21st birthday - if only things were quite that simple...


Tickets are available from £12.50, with discounts available for Marlowe Friends, groups and Friends of Canterbury Operatic Society (theatre booking fees apply).  Go to the Marlowe Theatre online box office, call 01227 787787 or pop in to the Marlowe Theatre.