Sidcup Operatic Society (SOS) is a musical theatre company that performs shows, including musicals and light operatic works, once or twice a year (in April and November) as well as music hall, concerts and the annual 'Christmas Cocktail' of words and music. Large production shows are performed at the Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, Eltham, London SE9 5TG. Our rehearsals are held at Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA5 3LH.SOS welcomes new members in all capacities - backstage, front-of-house, wardrobe, and singing, acting and dancing. We welcome all potential members to come to a Friday rehearsal, where you will find a warm reception, and to join in with the society. If you would like to join as a chorus member, or a potential principal we do ask you to performs simple singing audition to hear what your voice sounds like.

We rehearse mainly on Friday evenings for chorus and full company from 7.30pm-10 pm, but also have principal rehearsals, once the show is cast, on Wednesdays at Hurst Community Centre. There are usually some Sunday rehearsals for the full company in the lead up to a show and these are held between 1.45 pm and 5.00 pm at the latest. Sunday rehearsals are at the Carlton Centre, Carlton Road, Sidcup, DA14 6AH.  

Membership Fees
1a) The membership fee is to be paid in Sept/Oct each year, or upon date of joining the Society. This fee may be paid in installments upon negotiation with the Treasurer. The show fee of £30 will be levied 3 months prior to the production taking place.

1b) There are three levels of membership, as follows:
Full Senior Membership - Over 18 years old - £40 plus show fee
(Mature students, full-time education/unemployed  £20 plus show fee)
Full Student Membership - 14-18 years old - £5 plus show fee 
Junior Membership - under 14 years old - Show fee only

N.B - Full Senior Members are entitled to vote, when necessary, in all matters concerning the Society.

There is a small subscription levied at each rehearsal; currently this is £3 per Senior and £1 per Junior Member. Alternatively this can be paid monthly via standing order.

2) All paid-up members may audition for principal roles; a simple audition is currently required to join the Society.
3) Your membership gives you the opportunity to participate in all productions, concerts and other activities, musical or social.

For membership enquiries please email