Leeds Amateur Operatic Society
Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) are a well-established and professional operatic society performing at prestigious theatres for many years. With over 100 members based around West Yorkshire, LAOS is a well-known society with many regular followers.
As you will see from our history LAOS was originally founded in 1890, first staging ‘H.M.S Pinafore’ at the Coliseum in Cookridge Street, Leeds. Since then the society has gone from strength to strength, sometimes performing two shows a year at Leeds Grand Theatre and Leeds (formerly West Yorkshire) Playhouse.
LAOS The Company
As a charity LAOS supports many organisations throughout the West Yorkshire region as well as providing coaching and sponsorship for development of the arts. Some of our recent projects include supporting cast members through NODA theatrical training, appearing at St Gemma’s Hospice Garden Party and providing performing arts coaching to a local high school, David Young Community Academy. The charities we have recently supported include Yorkshire Air Ambulance, St Gemma’s Hospice, NSPCC and Martin’s House and St. Giles Trust
Currently, like the rest of the theatre community, LAOS are not meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our performance of My Fair Lady was abandoned with 2 weeks to go to opening night due to the closure of all theatres throughout the country. We hope to start up again as soon as circumstances allow so watch our website and social media for further announcements.
If you wish to join the society you can find out more about how to audition on our membership pages.