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We are pleased to be able to announce dates for The Merry Widow will at last be going ahead at the Abbey Theatre from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd October. Tickets will be available from the Abbey Theatre Box Office later in the year.

Sadly, we had to cancel the Winter Tea Concert, however our Spring Concert My Favourite Things is going ahead on Sunday, 15th May in St Stephen's Church Hall on Watling Street.  We are very pleased to welcome back Catrin Lewis and Louisa Lam as they perform some of their favourite repertoire. From opera and art song to songs from the shows, there will be something for everyone. Details here.


Full Details of our 2021/2022  Season here


Welcome to St Albans Chamber Opera's 32nd season.

SACO was founded in 1987 by opera singer Phyl Swindlehurst and music director David Ireson to provide performing opportunities for the many talented singers living in and around St Albans, Hertfordshire, and to involve young people in performing and attending opera.

The company has a good reputation for providing first class music theatre on a small budget and is virtually self-supporting.

An annual production at the Abbey Theatre in the Spring is supplemented with studio performances, concerts and workshops in a variety of unusual and attractive venues.




SACO relies on the generosity of our supporters. There are two main ways in which you can show your support:

When you shop online, you can raise funds for SACO from your favourite online shops by shopping via The Giving Machine who will donate a small percentage of the amount you spend to SACO. It does not cost you anything, but every penny we raise helps us with our next production.

Click here to find out more about The Giving Machine.

SACO also has an active group of Friends and Patrons who, through a monthly donation, make a valuable contribution to the company. If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation may also be gift-aided, which helps even more. 

In return, you will be the first to hear about our events, and receive a discount voucher for our Spring production.