We are people who share a love of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society was formed in 1924 by two enthusiasts of the works of William Schwenck Gilbert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan. The society’s original and current aims are to encourage appreciation of the works of the famous duo to members and the public in general.
We offer programmes of events including lectures, musical events, quizzes etc and the opportunity to mix with like-minded aficionados of Gilbert and Sullivan.
We provide an up-to-date G&S library at the Barbican in London and publish the 'Gilbert & Sullivan News' three times a year. This illustrated publication contains news items, features, book reviews, diary dates, obituaries, the occasional puzzle and much more!
In June 1997 the society was registered as a charity (no: 1062970). This allows us to make grants to individuals and organisations, to help further our aim to promote the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Our patron and president
Since 2007 our royal patron has been HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO who took on the role from his mother, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. She sadly died in 2005 having held the role for 48 years.
Our president is Cynthia Morey. She joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera company in 1951 and went on to play many principal soprano roles.