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) were 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 My Fair Lady (2019), Oklahoma! (2018), 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.

About us


Our 2018 show was Oklahoma!, which ran from 12th-14th April 2018 at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Click the show logo for more info about this production.







A Song For You, our upcoming summer concert, has just begun rehearsals. We look forward to performing a range of songs from the shows (and more!) in Faversham and Canterbury in July.









Friday 5th July, 7.30pm, the Assembly Rooms in Faversham.

Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm, St Mary Bredin church hall in Canterbury.


Further details and tickets are available online through TicketSource and cost £8 per person.

A logo in silver text on a red background, saying 'A Song For You'.

Our show for 2019, My Fair Lady, was a roaring success at the Marlowe Theatre, with incredible feedback from our audiences. Photos and reviews to follow soon.

A show logo, showing a lady in a magnificent hat. The text reads "Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, 30th April to 4th May 2019."