A little bit about The IDOLS

(The Infirmary Dramatic, Operatic & Literary Society)

The IDOLS have performed musical shows in Leicester for over 60 years.

Shows are always performed during October at The Little Theatre.

Rehearsals are Tuesday & Thursday evenings (19:30 - 22:00) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Physiotherapy Department as we were originally set up by the doctors and nurses at the hospital.

As a registered charity the IDOLS have raised over £100,000 for locally causes & donated funds back to the LRI due to the societies origins.

Past members of the IDOLS family have gone on to secure places at prestigious stage schools around the world, graced the West End stage, toured on cruise ships. In 2016 one past member made it though to the live shows of Britain's Got Talent & another even had a major role in the hit TV show Game of Thrones.

New members auditions March / April every year. If you're interested in joining the society please click here for more info...

Why Join the Idols?

  • Get acting and singing experience
  • Add to your C.V.
  • Build your confidence



We are always pleased to welcome new playing members to the society.  We'd love you to come along to a rehearsal and audition

Whatever your age, whatever you talent - why not come and join us.


Apart from the onstage and backstage people we also need lots of help off stage. Whether we talk about admin' of the society, the promotion of shows or the, all important, front of house staff we are talking about people without whom the society cannot function.

If your talents are non stage connected but you would still like to be involved please contact us.


The backstage crew are the unsung heroes of the theatre. They often go unrecognised and yet without them there is no show. If you would like to help but don't like the limelight then you will be most welcome.

Backstage work includes Stage Manager, Props, Crew, Prompt plus many other tasks.


We are always looking for new members to join the society. Auditions are March / April and we ask new members come prepared to sing a song to a small panel. Any song will do. We have a pianist to play sheet music, the ability to play a backing track or you can just sing a capella.

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