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Erith Operatic Society

About Us


Who are we?

Erith Operatic Society is a small friendly Amateur Operatic Society based in Erith in the London Borough of Bexley and we perform one show a year. We specialise in light operettas with a strong chorus element - shows with plenty of humour and rousing choruses full of good singable tunes. Over recent years these have included shows by Gilbert and Sullivan (eg Pirates of Penzance, Yeomen of the Guard), Offenbach (Orpheus in the Underworld, La Vie Parisienne) and Strauss (Die Fledermaus).

We perform at Erith Playhouse and the emphasis is on enjoyment, both for our audience and ourselves.

I like Singing
We rehearse at St Paulinus Church Hall in Crayford on a Thursday once a week from the first Thursday in September until our show (which is usually around April). We start promptly at 8pm and finish at 10pm. Closer to the show additional rehearsals are organised.

We also hold several social functions throughout the year, events such as quizzes, barbeques, theatre trips.

If you enjoy singing and would like to join, please contact our Membership Secretary. Alternatively, just turn up to one of our rehearsals and introduce yourself to anybody as a potential new member and we will make sure you receive a good welcome.

I like Watching
Would you like to be a patron? For a nominal sum Patrons are listed in the programme and receive 2 free tickets for our annual show, please contact our Patron Secretary. Please use the same contact address for inclusion on our mailing list.

Or maybe you would just like to purchase tickets, please contact our Box Office.

I'd like to help but don't want to be on stage
Like any group, there are always lots of jobs to do that don't involve being on stage - helping with costumes, props, set building and painting etc. If you would like to get involved, contact our Production Coordinator.