Due to the Level 2 restrictions for the Event/Entertainment sector, the South Otago Theatrical Society sadly announces the cancellation of the remaining performances of our Sold-Out production of “Dreams Are Free”.  Efforts to find extra dates that would satisfy all our patrons, and work for the cast, proved fruitless.

However, it was awesome to have been able to perform four shows to full houses before lockdown.  It has been a fantastic journey and the feedback from cast and audience has been really positive.  

We would like to thank our show sponsors, listed below, and all our supporters from Clutha and beyond.


SOTS has been around since 1968 when the Balclutha Drama Club amalgamated with the South Otago Musical Society.   Over that time, SOTS has striven to put on a wide variety of live theatre experiences for the people of Clutha.  
Our theatre in George St, Balclutha, has been our home since 1987.  Many of our shows are put on here, although our big musical shows are usually staged at the town hall - and will continue to be so, once we have a town hall again!  
We hope to continue to provide live theatre in Balclutha for many years to come!


Impossible comes true!

Tracy loves being in our musical shows and lending her talents to the chorus numbers. She's a very good dancer and also sings in the Phoenix Singers, so has a lot to give.  Here she talks about theRead more

Living her best life!

It's lovely to have Anna and her mum, Sue, back on board for another show.  Here's what they have to say about it. Anna:  "I like being a part of the show, Dreams are Free.  I like to sing and daRead more

Views from the stage

One of the best things about being in a show is the camaraderie of being part of a team of people who are giving their best and supporting each other.  Here are a couple of our lovely cast membersRead more

From the horse's mouth

Robyn Gardner is our very talented and experienced director and choreographer.  The veteran of many shows, her ability to organise everything from the rehearsal schedules to the lighting plan is aweRead more

19 rehearsals to go.....

That sounds like a lot of rehearsals doesn't it?  But it really isn't!  With songs and dances to learn, costumes and changes and entrances and exits to get right, there is so much to perfect, itRead more

Rehearsals are fun....honestly!

Ok, so they are also hard work, but hey, hard work is fun too.  It's satisfying to come away after two hours of concentrating, learning, practising and doing.  We are making progress so quickly,Read more

Playing Around

It's the final week of rehearsals this week - the last chance for the cast and crew to iron out all the gremlins (can you iron a gremlin?) and get this year's Playing Around ready to go.   This is Read more