Join Laos

Why Join Laos?

LAOS are a well-established musical theatre company who perform in one of the most prestigious theatres in the country: Leeds Grand Theatre. Our productions have been described as ‘professional’ and are produced to an exceptional standard.

Whether you would like to perform on stage in a leading role or as part of the ensemble, or if you’d prefer to work backstage with the stage crew, costumes, hair and makeup, you will gain a wealth of experience, learn new skills and most importantly enjoy yourself. We pride ourselves on being a family, and everyone is extremely supportive of everyone else. Our rehearsals provide a friendly atmosphere where everyone supports each other.

Every single role within the society is crucial; you don’t need to be the leading role to be valued and appreciated at LAOS. There are supportive roles available on and off stage, all of which are important and we would love to hear from you if you have a particular skills to support the society to continue running and producing performances to such high standards.

Initial make up practice for Cats
Hairspray - Edna's in charge
Aspects of Love

LAOS Membership Fees

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).

Member Testimonials

Why I Joined Laos

The LAOS is such an amazing organisation. From start to finish from submission to auditions to the audition process and beyond, they handled everything with such professionalism and perfection. Being a performer from such a young age, I have had the pleasure of performing with many different companies but LAOS far surpasses many with their clear love and devotion to the arts. Working both as an actress and also as a film maker, I’m really excited to see where my future with LAOS is headed, particularly in our upcoming production at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, where I will be playing the principal role of Pat in Kinky Boots. Not only is everyone so friendly and welcoming, the full creative team have an awesome vision and a commitment to their craft that I really cannot wait to be a part of. I can’t thank the whole team enough for welcoming a native Geordie into their Yorkshire Musical and Dramatic society. Excited and honoured to be a part of such a brilliant company


Why I Joined Laos

“My time spent with LAOS have proven to be some of the most creatively and personally fulfilling show experiences. The scale and production value of LAOS shows (from set and lighting, to orchestra and sound design) make them incredibly rewarding to be a part of - and to do so alongside some brilliant friends, is an added privilege.”


Why I Joined Laos

I joined Laos in 2018 after successfully audition for Cats! I found Laos members were very welcoming and incredibly supportive to someone who was very shy when performing. The productions and shows are as close to a professional performance/experience that you can get as an amateur. I can’t wait to get back on the stage and perform with this amazing community!