Wellington Comic Opera

Wellington Comic Opera has delighted and amused audiences across New Zealand since 1957.  Our productions are done to a professional standard drawing on the region's best singers and actors.  

We are an incorporated society. Our legal (and original) name is the Wellington Gilbert & Sullivan Society. We changed to Wellington Comic Opera in 2021.

We have yet to announce our next full production but see below for some photos of our very successful 2023 production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates!

And, please come and enjoy fifteen of our talented members performing songs from the shows in July - see below for more...

News about our upcoming July 2024 concert series

Come enjoy songs from some of the best known musicals of the 50s and 60s in Wellington Comic Opera's concert season of... 

"It's a grand night for singing"

Fifteen performers will be doing selections from My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, The Music Man, Calamity Jane, Call Me Madam, and State Fair.

  Tickets $30 adult, $20 student/senior, $0 (free) children under 15


Purchase tickets at this link here or there will be cash sales at the door.  No EFTPOS sorry.

Who is performing in July?

Music director: Lesley Graham

Accompanist: Dayle Anderson

Movement Director: Shirley Kauter

Performers: Cadence Chung, Gisela de la Villa, Melody Holmes, Rosie Knight, Margaret Mabbett, Antonia Selby, Matilda Wickborn, Kevin O'Kane, David Cox, Ian Graham, Lindsay Groves, Steve Hendry, Yang Liu, Josh Long, and Vincent Wong.

PHOTO: Our 2022 concert team

Pirates!

Our most recent season of PIRATES! toured Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Raumati, and Palmerston North in May 2023.  Directed by the talented Alison Hodge with Music Direction by Michael Vinten, Theatreview described it as "Spiffingly good fun, genuinely rollicking, tuneful, and a super-intelligent update".

Photos of a few of our older (pre-Covid) shows are shown below...

Though we are still getting plans in place for our next production, please email us at wco@wellingtoncomicopera.nz if you would like to either (a) hear about upcoming auditions, or (b) receive information on upcoming productions and ticketing.  We would love to hear from you.  You can also follow us on our Facebook page.