Welcome to Hornby Occasionals

We are a 32-year old operatic society which performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancaster, where we also meet and rehearse. We rehearse on Friday nights from mid-September and Saturday mornings nearer to the show dates. We welcome energetic new members who are interested in singing, acting, set building, prompting, props and front of house. Find out more about membership. Our  2014 production "HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury " was awarded the winner of the Best G&S Production in the Northwest. More recently our 2015 production of The Mikado played to a full house and recieved superb reviews. We perform with an orchestra which is very popular with our audiences and greatly enhances the sense of occasion and drama. We perform with attractive sets, lighting and fully costumed, to create a rich theatrical effect! Our Producer and MD are experienced with a great deal of technique to share.

2016 Iolanthe auditions

We're holding open auditions this year for Iolanthe, so even if you don't fancy having a go, please treat it as any other meeting night and come along to support those who bravely do.  It will be on Friday 9th October at the Institute.

A Succesful Summer Variety show

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Variety Show at the Institue, on Saturday 18th July. Everyone had a really fun evening and it was great to see some of our chorus members taking on the solo numbers. We have raised a significant amount for the Hornby institute which is appreciated. Look forward to seeing everyone in September 2015 for Iolanthe.

The Best G&S Production in The Northwest 2014

Its official....

According to NODA

Hornby Occasionals are the best G&S Production in the Northwest 2014.

Trial By Jury and HMS Pinafore was a great experience that  we were all proud to be a part of.

Well Done Sandra Bamber and Richard Bromley.

A Truly well deserved  Award for our Fabulously talented Principles and Chorus.

A Proud moment indeed.

The Mikado

What a fantastic Show week. We had a packed house every night and the feedback from our audience is amazing. Thankyou to everyone who has contributed or performed. Its been a great show and thoroughly enjoyed by performers and the audience.

The Mikado

Its Show Week,

Have a Wonderful time everyone, and enjoy evey moment.



Tickets are still availble . Dont miss getting yours.

Available from the Hornby Institute Between 10a.m -12p.m

or call 015242 22227    or   07467109950  (phone or text requests can be left )