Welcome to LAOS

Leeds Amateur Operatic Society is a leading musical theatre company with a reputation for spectacular and professional productions.



In the interests of public safety in the current escalating public health situation, the LAOS production of My Fair Lady has regrettably been abandoned.  This is not a cancellation or postponement but is an abandonment of the production.  This is in line with Government Guidelines due to the current COVID19 situation and the subsequent decision by the Grand Theatre Management to close the theatre.

May we thank you for your continued patronage and support and we look forward to welcoming you to our next production in hopefully the not too distant future.


Want to be part of an exciting musical?

Want to be part of an exciting musical?  LAOS are encouraging people to audition for their 2021 production of the award winning  musical ‘Kinky Boots’…


This production has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Please watch this site for updates in due course.

Our Shows

Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) is a well established and professional operatic society who perform shows at Leeds’s very own beautiful grade 1 theatre, The Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House.
West Side Story – Dance at the Gym in rehearsal
West Side Story – Dance at the Gym in performance



Due to the current situation our new members auditions have been postponed. If you are interested in auditioning to become a member please complete the application form and you will be contacted when we are able to re-instate the auditions.

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Learn how to join LAOS, get audition tips and apply.

Past Shows

See what shows we’ve done and read our reviews of our fantastic performances.

About Us

Who is LAOS? Read about our charity, history and our committee.

Our Partners

We have regular suppliers/partners who we work with in different ways.

Latest News & Events

Keep up to date with all our latest news and events via our blog.

Contact LAOS

Got a question or need more information? We’re always happy to help.

Latest Shows

Former Members

Former Members

We thought you might like to read about some of our former members who have gone on to work on the professional stage with great success.

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West Side Story

West Side Story

West Side Story DATE 24th April 2019 SOCIETY Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) VENUE Grand Theatre, Leeds TYPE OF PRODUCTION Musical DIRECTOR Louise Denison MUSICAL DIRECTOR Jim Lunt CHOREOGRAPHER Louise Denison PRODUCER N/A Report Author: Christine Castle If ever...

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Cats Reviews

Cats Reviews

Cats by LAOS at Leeds Grand Theatre 17/04/18 I arrived at the Grand looking forward to another great show by LAOS and as ever they completely surpassed my expectations. While some of the wheelchair spaces do restrict your view of certain aspects of certain shows, I’m...

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The Full Monty Review

The Full Monty Review

The Full Monty Review The Full Monty requires six very brave and talented men to fill the roles of unemployed ex-steelworkers and this production had certainly found them. Jerry Lukowski (Iain Harvey) has not only lost his job but his wife as well and he is...

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The Full Monty

The Full Monty

The Full Monty 16-20 May 2017 - City Varieties, Leeds. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is set in Buffalo, New York,where a bunch of unemployed steelworkers spy on their wives on a “Girls Night Out” watchingmale strippers. Jealous, out of...

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Hairspray Reviews

Hairspray Reviews

Extracts from Radio Leeds review by Andrew Edwards & Clancy Walker 19/03/2015 Hairspray – LAOS The Musical Theatre Company = Leeds Grand Theatre  -  17th to 21st March 2015 Andrew Edwards said:  “I’ve seen this show in the West End, and the film,...

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