Welcome to Southgate Opera, one of the premier amateur opera companies in London.
Founded in 1964 the company performs an ever changing programme of productions featuring opera, operetta and musical comedy.
Our productions are fully staged and costumed, feature a full chorus and are accompanied by an orchestra.
Run by volunteers, Southgate Opera is a registered charity and is dedicated to making opera accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
We welcome new members, whether you wish to perform, help behind the scenes, backstage, with costumes or props.
Come along to watch one of our rehearsals and meet the company. For more information contact us
Friends of Southgate Opera
Be a part of Southgate Opera.
Many of our patrons are Friends of Southgate Opera.
Why not join them and enjoy:
Advance information on our shows
Discount on tickets booked through our ticket secretary
Annual Concert at a discounted price
Recognition of your support in our programme
Invitations to company social events
Come and sing with us!
Ever thought about joining us on stage?
Please see the auditions page
To join our chorus please contact us. No prior experience is required, just a love of music. Why not come along to one of our Monday rehearsals.
The best time to join is at the first rehearsal of a production.
Chorus rehearsals are held on Mondays at St Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield from 7:30pm - 10pm. Address and contact details are on the contact us page. Chorus members may be asked to attend Sunday afternoon rehearsals, especially closer to the time of a performance.
Rehearsals for the February show start in October and rehearsals for the June show begin straight after the February show.
To cover the cost of putting on a production (a typical show costs around £20,000) every performing member pays a fee to the company. This is typically £120 per show for chorus or £160 for major principal roles.
Behind the scenes
If you want to be part of putting on a high quality production but do not want to perform yourself there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved.
Have you considered assisting backstage or helping with costumes or props or maybe you have the skills to help build and paint the set?
However you decide to get involved you can be assured of a warm welcome, a rewarding hobby and most of all fun.