Grosvenor Light Opera Company

Never knowingly undersung

London's leading Gilbert & Sullivan company

Registered Charity No. 1065719


Welcome to the Grosvenor Light Opera Company! We are an amateur operatic society based in central London, focusing on the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and complementing this with other material. GLOC has a long history – with over 70 performances of G&S since its debut in 1949!

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The Snow Queen – A GLOC Christmas Panto!

Come join us for the annual GLOC panto!

“Kay! Kay? What have you done to my brother?”

The village Snow Ball preparations go awry when Kay’s heart is pierced by a frozen shard of broken mirror. He has been taken by the Snow Queen, who holds the land in the grip of an icy winter. Gerda is the only one brave enough to take the perilous journey to save him.

Aided and abetted by a recusant Robber Girl, a sardonic crow and a sprightly reindeer, Gerda must face dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, as she strikes out towards the Snow Queen’s castle. Her Granny would have fifteen fits if she knew, but a rescue mission is the only chance.

Will the Snow Queen’s troll minions be able to stop them? Will Kay ever recover from his propensity for higher Mathematics? Will Matt the Robber Chief ever find love? Does Gerda’s locket hold a frozen secret? And what’s with all the free spoons?

Find out in Grosvenor Light Opera Company’s production of The Snow Queen. It’s snow joke!

Tickets will be available from Friday 12th October – visit our Ticketsource page to get yours today! Earlybird tickets are only £10, so don’t hesitate – get yours today!

HMS Pinafore – Director needed!

Next year is GLOC’s 70th birthday – and to celebrate we’ll be performing one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved shows – HMS Pinafore! We’re currently looking for a director for the show – visit here for the director’s pack – or email for more information!

Interested in joining us?

There’s no need to audition for a chorus part, so if you’re interested in joining us, just come along to our first rehearsal on Wednesday 28th September at St Gabriel’s Church Hall!                                

We are always delighted to hear from any potential new members of the society, and have vacancies for all voice parts. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6.45pm to 9.45pm at St Gabriel’s Hall in Pimlico.

For more information, see our Join GLOC page, or please contact our membership secretary Jonathon on


Support GLOC

There are many ways of showing your support for GLOC – whether it be by joining us on stage, becoming an Angel – or simply buying a ticket and cheering us on from the audience!

Check the Support Us page for more information.