The Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society

 90+ years of excellence!

We are the award-winning Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society! Immerse yourself in the timeless magic of Gilbert and Sullivan (and beyond, embracing many musical genres!) as we celebrate over 90 years of enchanting performances and musical camaraderie. 

Discover the warmth and talent that defines our Society - audiences often highlight our joyous performances, and newcomers feel welcomed, inspired and nurtured. With a mix of experienced and budding performers, our inclusive community welcomes adults of all levels of experience. 

With rehearsals weekly throughout the year, we have a calendar of annual events starting with our 'Spring Showcase: Opera, Stage & Screen' - a concert season that showcases our versatility in musical genres. Each summer we sing to audiences at Ipswich Music Day and give people a taste of what we do. We are also proud to work with a variety of charities and last year’s concerts helped raise £8,250! Every autumn we perform a fully staged Gilbert and Sullivan operetta – this year being ‘Iolanthe’ – at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge, before we finish off the year with a Christmas concert or two! 

Why not join us at our Yeoman of the Guard Come-and-Sing Workshop in May to experience what a rehearsal with us is like?! 

So, don’t hesitate to join us and experience the joy, diversity, talent and fun that define the Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society - where we make memories as well as music!


"The love and support between the entire cast is abundantly clear - an absolute joy to watch"

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Coming up...

Join us at our next event!

The Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society are thrilled to announce their upcoming show, the Spring Showcase; Opera, Stage & Screen, taking place on April 12th and 13th, 2024 at Ipswich School. This highly anticipated event will feature two captivating acts that are sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

In Act One, we will be treating you to mesmerizing performances of some of the most beloved songs from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, Strauss, Lehar, and Bizet. Prepare to be transported to a world of enchantment and romance as our talented singers bring these timeless classics to life.

In Act Two, we will be delving into the world of musical theatre, presenting a selection of songs from iconic shows such as West Side Story, Les Misérables, and The Sound of Music, among many others. Our performers will showcase their immense talent and passion, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Join us for an afternoon or evening of pure entertainment and immerse yourself in the magic of live performance. The Spring Showcase promises to be a celebration of the performing arts that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars and get ready to be captivated on April 12th and 13th, 2024!


Location: Ipswich School, IP1 3SG

Spring Showcase: Opera, Stage and Screen 

Fri 12th & Sat 13th April









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