York Light Opera Society was formed in 1953 to perform the challenging new musicals of the time. In 2003 we became York Light Opera Company Limited for financial reasons, although we remain an amateur group. Throughout our history we have built an excellent reputation for producing shows to a professional standard; and the Company takes great pride in continuing its tradition of bringing brand new musicals to York as well as breathing new life into old favourites.
We generally perform two shows a year, the winter show which we are fortunate to perform at York Theatre Royal, and the summer production at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. For each show we engage a professional producer/choreographer and musical director. The Company has an active social calendar and holds an Annual Dinner, Christmas Social and theatre trips throughout the year.
York Light Opera is run by a Management Committee of eleven, overseen by a Board of Directors, who are responsible for the selection of shows, appointment of Producers, Musical Directors & Choreographers and the general administration and financial running of the Company.
Company Registered in England and Wales No: 04885034