Our Diversity & Equality Policy

Abingdon Operatic Society is a society open to anyone sharing our interest in amateur theatre,  regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or belief, party political views or
socio-economic status. We call these, together with any other criterion not relevant to the point at issue, a “Protected Characteristic”.

All of our members, ticket holders, and other users of our facilities have the right to be treated fairly, equitably and with respect.

Abingdon Operatic Society aims to:

  • Promote equality of access, equality of treatment and equality of opportunity, and to challenge discrimination wherever it occurs.
  • Meet the access requirements of all our members, ticket holders and other users of our meeting, rehearsal and performance spaces.

We will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably due to a Protected Characteristic. We acknowledge that some casting decisions are based on the requirements of a script, and these requirements will be clearly communicated to all who wish to audition for a part in a show, prior to auditions. We will also work with rights holders when relevant, to achieve equality of opportunity.

Abingdon Operatic Society will not tolerate harassment or other unlawful discriminatory behaviour, whether physical, verbal or written and will ensure that appropriate action is taken whenever it occurs.

Should you have any questions or like to discuss our Equality, Inclusion and Diversity policy with us, please e-mail us at:

Read our full Equal Opportunities Policy here.

Bringing Live Musical Theatre to Abingdon