Welcome to Longwood Amateur Operatic Society’s website.
We have been performing in Huddersfield since 1924. Our venues have changed over the years – moving with the times – from the Mechanics Hall in Longwood (where we started and hence named our society Longwood AOS) to the former Venn Street Arts Centre, which was pulled down to make way for the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Queen Street. We were the first amateur operatic society to stage a show at the LBT, as it has become affectionately known, with our performance of The Pirates of Penzance in 1994.
What can we say? What an amazing week we have just had! We are proud to say that we had a successful week in October 2019 performing the fantastic musical “All Shook Up” back at our original home – the Longwood Mechanics Hall in Longwood, Huddersfield. The venue may be smaller than we have been used to of late; the facilities may not be as modern as those we have been used to of late……………….none of that mattered. We had an amazing production team – and the enthusiasm from the cast was second to none. Well done everybody!
Due to coronavirus, the society will not be able to perform the musical “Into the Woods” in October 2020 as planned. This will now take place in 2021. We are pleased to tell you that we are taking this musical back to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Thank you to each and every one of you that supports us – keeping amateur theatre alive.