Melbourne’s premier Gilbert & Sullivan Company


Who is Savoy Opera Company?

Savoy is an amateur company which performs traditional Gilbert & Sullivan Operas.

Savoy has been active, under various names, since 1943.

Savoy produces 2 shows a year, usually in May & October, as well as various concerts throughout the year.

How do I join Savoy?

There are a couple of ways of joining Savoy depending on what you want to do.

As a Stage Performer the only way here is to audition. All performing members must audition before being accepted into the company as part of the chorus or in a principal role. Keep an eye on our website audition page for dates and required pieces.

As an Orchestra Member please contact our Musical Director.

In a non-performing role (marketing, FOH, backstage, stage management, etc.) please contact Friends of Savoy with your contact details and what you are interested in doing and someone will contact you with further information.

If you would like to support Savoy but cannot spare the time to actively participate, please consider donating/sponsoring us.

As a Registered Cultural Organisation all donations to Savoy over $2 are Tax Deductable.

Contact us at for any further information about any of the above.

Where does Savoy rehearse and how often?

Our main rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm to 10.30pm at a church hall in Surrey Hills VIC. If you are lucky enough to be cast as a principal there are usually rehearsals over the weekend at various other venues.

What does it cost?

As a performing member of Savoy there is a show fee required per production. This helps cover the cost of the rehearsal hall, the accompanist, insurance and costume hire. At the moment the fee stands at $100. Payment may be made by direct deposit, cc, chq or cash to the Treasurer. Layby is also available.

Where does Savoy perform?

Savoy's main performance venue is currently the Phoenix Theatre, Elwood. We also tour country Victoria and have performed at Lilydale, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Ballarat, Bunyip, Buninyong and Dunolly.