Grosvenor Light Opera Company

Grosvenor Light Opera Company is London’s Leading G&S Society – Never Knowingly Undersung!

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

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Directing opportunity: The Sorcerer!

Grosvenor Light Opera Company is looking for a talented, enthusiastic director to bring its next production, The Sorcerer, to life!

This is an opportunity to direct a leading amateur Gilbert and Sullivan company with a large cast (50+) and full orchestra, performing sell-out shows in central London. Five performances of the opera, including a matinee, will be staged at the Bridewell Theatre, Blackfriars and Harrogate in August on the following dates:

Bridewell performances: 26th June – 2nd July 2022

Harrogate matinee:  Saturday 13th August

View Director’s Pack Here

Apply by Wednesday 12th Jan 2022. Please email applications to or contacts us with any questions you may have.

Rehearsals: The weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 18:45 – 21:45 in Pimlico, and will begin at the end of February.

We’d be eternally grateful if you would circulate this around to anyone else that may be interested in this exciting opportunity. Thanks very much!

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Interested in joining us on stage or as part of our tech team?

We are delighted to hear from any potential new members of the society; all voice parts are welcome. We ordinarily rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6.45pm to 9.45pm at St Gabriel’s Hall in Pimlico.

We are always looking for people who love to be behind the scenes too, designing and building set, sourcing and making costumes and props, taking care of the lighting or looking after our performers backstage!

For more information, see our Join GLOC page, or alternatively contact us.

Show dates for 2022

Look at us trying to be organised!

As recent experience has shown, it is difficult to plan for anything and you never know when a global pandemic will strike.

But if at all possible, our next Gilbert & Sullivan extravaganza (show TBC) will come to life on stage at the Bridewell Theatre between 29 June and 2 July 2022. Get it in your diaries now!

Support GLOC

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

Check the Support Us page for more information.