Since 1951, Canberra Philharmonic Society has been delighting Canberra audiences with top quality musical theatre. The enthusiasm, talent and energy of our members has resulted in a society with a wide reputation for high standard productions.

We are a community non-profit organisation. Our core objectives are:

  • To present high quality musical theatre productions
  • To foster and extend the love of music and to encourage the study and appreciation of all forms of musical expression

All of our productions are semi-professional in nature, combining the talents of Canberra’s amateur performers and musicians with the skills and experience of professional directors, musical directors and choreographers.

Our members contribute to all aspects of our productions, in both on-stage and off-stage roles. This includes acting, dancing, singing, costume design, set design and build, selling tickets, ushering patrons and more. If you are interested in becoming a member of Philo, please contact us via