1. Is there a membership fee?

The current cost of becoming a member of LAOS is £30 for the year. There is an additional show fee for those who appear on stage which will be required once your position in a production is confirmed. (subject to change).

2. Do I have to audition for every production?

Once you have successfully auditioned and paid your membership fee, if you maintain annual membership payments you will not be required to re-audition for a production (unless you wish to audition for a principal role, or if a show requires a specific skill e.g. tap dancing ability).

3. How many productions do you produce a year?

We work on one major production every year.

4. How do I apply to become a member?

Details regarding applying for auditions will be published shortly.

To join the society all prospective on stage members have to complete an audition.

Auditions are held in a workshop style and are specifically for a show, not just generally to join the society. You will be required to sing solo and perform some basic movement. The exception to this would be if a show required a specific skills e.g. tap dancing whereby the workshop would be tailored to the production.

5. How do I find out about auditions?

All audition workshop dates will be announced on our website and social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram).

6. Is LAOS a charity?

LAOS is a charity and we support 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

7. What other roles apart from performer are available at LAOS?

We also have backstage roles with the stage crew, costumes, hair and makeup available. You will gain a wealth of experience, learn new skills and most importantly enjoy yourself.

8. Can I advertise with LAOS?

We have opportunities to advertise in our production programme. Please click here for more details.



Contact Us

Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) are a professional operatic society based in West Yorkshire.

Email: secretary@thethelaos.com