Dewsbury Collegians was founded in 1932 as a singing group at Dewsbury Technical College. The Group progressed and Dewsbury Technical College Operatic Society was born with a production of the Mikado in Dewsbury Town Hall. In 1950 the Society moved to the Dewsbury Empire Theatre for a production of 'New Moon' and stayed there for six productions until the theatre sadly closed and was ultimately demolished.
The Society broke away from the College in 1957 and became Dewsbury Collegians AOS. Over the years shows have been performed at Earlsheaton H.S, The Pioneer and Playhouse (ABC) Cinemas and since 1974 Dewsbury Town Hall. In 1968 the first pantomime was performed at Earlsheaton H.S and now every year at Dewsbury Town Hall.
In recent years in addition to our main musical show and popular annual pantomime we have staged an Autumn Concert, cabaret style including a hot supper, which has also proved very popular.
The Collegians involve themselves in community projects whenever possible and forge links with local schools.
We like to think we are a society that makes new members welcome no matter where their interests lie i.e. on stage, back stage, front of house, wardrobe and costumes, set building etc.
When not rehearsing and putting on shows an active Social Committee organises events that enable us not only to enjoy ourselves but to raise much needed funds.