Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society are thrilled to be celebrating 100 years of musical theatre since the inaugural production of HMS Pinafore staged in February 1922. Over the coming months this milestone will be recognised through various events. Below are our centenary dates for your diary:

Thank you to all the patrons who have supported us loyally over the years. Without you, this milestone couldn’t have been reached. Please enjoy all we wish to share with you over the coming months.

Christmas Celebration FLYER

Saturday, December 4th 2021

The first of our centenary celebrations was a Centenary Christmas Concert at the United Reformed Church, London Street where we will be joined by past and present members and an audience of Basingstoke supporters.


Wednesday, March 30th to Saturday, April 2nd 2022

Our main production was KINKY BOOTS here at the Haymarket. This musical is based on a true story and was a foray into the world of shoemaking in Northampton.

BAOS Pirates Flyer

Saturday, March 5th 2022

The Anvil in Basingstoke hosted an evening of G&S as BAOS proudly presented THE PIRATE OF PENZANCE. This semi-staged concert was directed by Owen White.

BAOS 100 Logo

Spring 2022

The Community Space in the Willis Museum was secured to present the History of our Society Exhibition going right back to 1922. The exhibition included a display of photographs, programmes and costumes, along with audio and video footage from previous productions.

BAOS Centenary Flyer NEW

Saturday, July 23rd 2022

Many of the musical genres performed by our society over the last century are to be included in our Centenary Concert at the Haymarket. The concert will include our junior group, Limelight which was formed in 2012.

BAOS Lime Seussical Flyer Idea

Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd October 2022

Join BAOS LIMELIGHT as they perform this crazy show at the Haymarket, Basingstoke.

BAOS Halloween Quiz Night2

Saturday, October 29th 2022

BAOS Quiz Night