Welcome to Hornby Occasionals

We are a 30-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 last production "The Gondoliers" was yet again a sell-out. 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 highly experienced with a great deal of technique to share.

Images from our last production, HMS Pinafore with Trial by Jury

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting of Hornby Occasionals

To be held at 7.00p.m on Friday 12th September in Hornby Village Institue followed by the  first rehearsal of the new season.

Derek and Sandra are to move from the area and will be handing over their reponsibilities of Chairman and Producer.

The meeting will consider  replacements for both these positions.

We hope you will be able to attend.



Our "techno-geek" Jean Tunnicliffe Wilson San has been at it again, despite Granville's final warning! Thanks to her efforts we now have a glittering array of MP3 files for download to help you audition for parts in Mikado. Start early and dazzle the Producer & MD! They don't get out much, so you're in with a good chance!

Don Corleoni


We held a meeting with our "partners in crime" the Hornby Drama Group and the proposed "smash and grab" raid has been downgraded to a more thoughtful "cat burglary"! A small team of about 2 "wise guys" from each society will meet on a Tuesday, yet to be decided, and focus on the ground floor, removing unwanted furniture and old scenary that can't be recycled.