Bournemouth GaSP – Gilbert & Sullivan, Grand Opera, Musical Theatre


We are Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Productions, better known as Bournemouth GaSP.  We are a friendly Bournemouth based award winning group, who enjoy performing shows from Gilbert & Sullivan.  We are in the process of expanding to incorporate grand opera and modern musicals. We are extremely proud of our excellent reputation and produce major shows and concerts each year.


Upcoming Productions

Spring Concert

The spring concert will incorporate British and American musical theatre numbers and will include songs from My Fair Lady, Showboat, Les Miserables and Die Fledermaus as well as songs from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe.

Concert Dates & Venues

Wednesday 10th April 2019 Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne
Thursday 11th April 2019 Pelham’s Leisure Centre, Kinson, Bournemouth
Friday 12th April 2019 Regent Centre, Christchurch

Latest News

Rehearsal Schedule

The rehearsal schedule for the spring concerts has now been added to the Members Area. Monday rehearsals will be with Bruce until Helen is free to take over. Wednesday rehearsals will all be with Helen. See the Rehearsals Page in the Members Area for full details.

About Us

We have recently re-launched as Bournemouth GaSP having formerly been  known as Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society.   As our name suggests we are based in Bournemouth, Dorset and perform at major venues across Dorset, including Lighthouse in Poole , the Regent Centre in Christchurch and the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown.  There is something going on year round and we have regular social events too!

Award winners

We have won best in category Accolade of Excellence awards from National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) as well as winning several awards at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals.

Charity donations

We are a charitable organisation and we support our community by giving generous donations to local charities which have included: Macmillan Caring Locally, The Dorset ME Support Group, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and New Forest and District Sailability.  

Join us

Performing membership is open to anyone who passes an audition but we also welcome non-acting members to help behind the scenes with props, scenery construction and general administration.  If you would like to be part of the fun, as a performer or helper then please click here to contact us.

More information about joining Bournemouth GaSP can be found by clicking here.

To subscribe to our mailing list and keep up to date click here.


Rehearsals are primarily held on Wednesday evenings (19:30 – 22:00) with additional rehearsals called during the run up to a show.

Rehearsals are held at the following venue.

Iford United Reformed Church Hall,
Ropley Road

Rehearsal Venue Map

Contact Us

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