Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Welcome to the website of the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society! If you like to sing, dance, act, watch, eat, drink, socialise or all of the above, this is the place for you. The society puts on a show at least every term, and there are many sing-throughs, dinners and other social events to enjoy. For more information about the society and the latest shows, news and events follow the links above.

 A selection of acceptable acting styles when performing G&S

Latest News

  • Ruddigore at West Road Will Robin escape his family’s curse? Or will his ghostly ancestors keep him from his love? Find out as CUG&S brings the spooktacular comic opera Ruddigore to West Road Concert Hall this February.Visit the show website at or book tickets at!A terrible curse condemns each Baronet of Ruddigore to commit one dastardly crime per day or perish in inconceivable agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, 22nd Baronet, has gone into hiding to avoid the curse and now lives in a Cornish fishing village where, disguised as the young farmer Robin Oakapple, he has fallen in love with the fair Rose Maybud. His prospects are ruined when his foster brother Dick ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2018, 5:09 AM by Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society
  • Patience at Minack! Come audition/apply to join CUG&S at the Minack theatre this summer in Gilbert and Sullivan's brilliant satire of the Victorian aesthetic movement, Patience. Information about auditions is here: Applications for all technical roles are now open, please see for more information.
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 6:32 AM by Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society
  • 55th Anniversary Ball! Dear GnSers, As many of you know, the 55th Anniversary Ball is coming up! It's going to be an amazing evening of singing, dancing and food, held at lovely Girton College. Alumni and current students are all welcome so don't miss this very special evening. Places are very limited, so book now! You can find out more here: and details on tickets can be found here: you all there!
    Posted Oct 9, 2016, 9:56 AM by Jonatan Rostén
  • Best of G&S concert! The G&S society warmly welcomes you to a concert of the very best of Gilbert and Sullivan arias and songs! Bring your friends and family and enjoy this concert of highlights from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas! Tickets can be found here:
    Posted May 27, 2016, 11:03 AM by Jonatan Rostén
  • Princess Ida singthrough Greetings fellow GnSers,Join us in the Larkum studio at the ADC theatre 7pm this evening (Monday 9th May) for a merry sing through of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida. It's a great opera with many good tunes and a marvellous act 2 finale! This will be a lovely relaxed evening of singing and a great excuse to take a break from revision to spend a few hours in the best company there is!
    Posted May 9, 2016, 3:08 AM by Jonatan Rostén
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