The society was founded in 1922 and originally put on Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, but soon widened its repertoire to include all types of traditional and modern musicals.
The shows were held in the former Zetland cinema until 1993 when the venue changed to the Georgian Theatre Royal. The unique style and size of the Georgian Theatre provides a wonderful setting in which to perform (plus a few problems when it comes to staging large-scale musicals such as Oklahoma and Carousel).
We have over 50 active members, and in addition to our two productions at the Georgian theatre each year, (May and November) there is a full social programme plus concert groups.
Richmond Operatic Society is very fortunate to own its own premises, a former Methodist chapel at the top of Bargate. This provides an excellent rehearsal venue as well as storage for our extensive range of costumes.
We also have a junior section open to young people between the ages of 12 and 16, and aim to put on at least one show a year which can involve junior members.
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