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.
Canterbury Operatic Society was rehearsing Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical before the COVID-19 pandemic began. We have had to pause this due to social distancing measures. The show was scheduled to run 29th April to 2nd May 2020 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, but the show is postponed due to the theatre's temporary closure.
More info will follow regarding the future of the production as and when we have it. Last updated 21st May.