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Top Hat

Top Hat

29th May - 2nd June 2018

Following on from our critically acclaimed production of West Side Story, we are proud to announce that our next production will be the new stage musical of the classic film musical, Top Hat. Tickets are on sale now!

West Side Story

West Side Story

30th May - 3rd June 2017

Our last show was the musical masterpiece West Side Story.

"A production that all fans of musical theatre need to see" - Theatre Online

"Visually exciting choreography and talent" - Nottingham Post

"The singing is just magnificent" - Sardines Magazine

"Carlton Operatic make this winning and thrilling show one the highlights of the Theatre Royal calendar - 5 stars" - EastMidlandsTheatre.com

"Simply magnificent" - NODA

"The talent is unquestionable... an enchanting and energetic production" - HeyWhatsOnNotts

Read the reviews here.

About us

Carlton Operatic was founded in 1921 and is based in Netherfield, Nottingham. We are affiliated to NODA, and we perform at the Nottingham Theatre Royal. Society members also perform in concert during the closed season.


Grease wins best production award

Our 2016 production, Grease has won the Hinks-Cole trophy for Best Production in the East Midlands area. This follows the nomination of Legally Blonde last year, and the success of Sister Act in the 2015 awards. The 2017 awards winners were announced at the East Midlands Noda AGM day on 11th June 2017 at Loughborough Town Hall.

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