Wombwell Amateur Operatic Society

Contact name:

Les Smith


Tel: 01226 214120


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The Operatic Centre
George St
S73 0DD

Members pay an annual membership - contact us for further details.

Last Modified: October 21, 2021

Wombwell Amateur Operatic Society

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Group Aims

To promote amateur theatre to all people living in the Wombwell and Districy.

About Us

It’s now over 80 years since the society was formed in 1932, presenting its first show in 1933. That show was ‘The Mikado’ and proved to be the first of many highly successful shows. The membership of the society had the foresight to take advantage of a situation in which a local chapel was sadly being closed. By purchasing this chapel and developing the building, the “Operatic Centre” was created and now stands proudly in George Street, Wombwell, testament to hard work and enterprise and the envy of so many other societies. It was this foresight which enables us now (thanks to the facilities at our disposal) to present a minimum of 5 shows per year.

Group Activities

We have a wonderful tradition to maintain at Wombwell and you too can be part of it. All new members are welcome to join us.

If you can sing, dance or act… you could be part of the performing team.

If you can wield a paint brush… you can be part of the maintenance team.

If you can handle a needle…you could be part of the sewing team.

If you can make coffee…you are welcomed with open arms by all teams !

If you want to sit back and be entertained …welcome to our audience.

You’ll be part of a very happy crowd.

Rehearsal Night every Wednesday at 19:30 but additional night(s) are arranged as needed up to several weeks prior to show performance dates.

At the Operatic Centre, George St, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

As well as our productions we also have a social element too when we visit other societies in the area to watch their productions as well as professional productions.

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