Bath Gilbert & Sullivan Society is fairly unique in being both an appreciation and a performing society. The society was formed in 1944/5 as an appreciation society and progressed to small private performances for the delights of members. It is now affiliated to both the national Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).
The Society's activities in the early days comprised members' meetings with gramophone recordings and illustrated readings, and graduated to include live rehearsed singing. Later 'outside' concerts were introduced and the 1980's saw the beginning of our fully staged productions, which took place in the now defunct Bath Technical College Theatre, Avon Street before transferring more recently to The Wroughton Theatre, King Edward's School.
The Society celebrated its Diamond Jubilee year in 2004/5 and to mark this anniversary Terry Bletso, our previous President, wrote a full history of the Society, which can be downloaded from the link below. This was carefully compiled from the copious records that had been kept by the secretaries of the society over that period, including the minutes from day one!