About Us

The Gilbert and Sullivan Players is a registered charity (Number 1116651) and our charity objective is to promote the works of Gilbert and Sullivan by entertaining and educating the public in the dramatic and operatic arts of this Victorian-era theatrical partnership.  The dramatist W S Gilbert and the composer Arthur Sullivan collaborated on fourteen comic operas between  1871 and 1896.

Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players was formed in 1951 to perform exclusively the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.  Our first show was HMS Pinafore, performed in the Stamford Corn Exchange where we still perform to this day.  This enthusiastic company now comprises people from in and around the Stamford area who have a great love for Gilbert & Sullivan and wish to see it continue.  

The idea that Gilbert & Sullivan is old-fashioned is far from the truth.  Many of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operas are a satirical and highly amusing commentary on Victorian England, and many of the issues raised still have some relevance now, some 125 years later.  The satire and wit contained in all the shows can be applied to current events!  In addition the music is melodious and happy.

We are always happy to welcome new members regardless of their level of experience or age.  Our main focus is on having a great time whilst putting on a highly entertaining show.  If you enjoy singing, having a good time and meeting new people then we would love to hear from you.

 Please visit our Join Us page for more details.



Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players have a long association with the National Operatic and Drama Association (NODA),the central council for amateur theatre.

NODA helps to support amateur groups throughout the United Kingdom and they judge and award certificates for the best shows in each of the regions.

To date we are delighted to report that we have been successful in winning the best show award in our musical category for the following shows: