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Supporting teachers and schools to deliver the curriculum in music and drama

Children and young people are central to Opera North’s ambition and purpose. Our Schools work sits at the heart of our Education programme, with activities, projects and events designed specifically for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form students.

A range of resource packs for Schools’ Matinee performances are also available to assist any learning around specific operas or opera in general.

Opera North is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping to put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.

Schools can email or call 0113 223 3520 for further information and to book your place on activities.


Big Sing: Wonderland Restored

Suitable for KS2-3

An immersive singing project for KS2-3 pupils, Wonderland Restored is a new commission piece written by composer Will Todd, which tells the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Each school will have vocal workshops led by Opera North choral delivery artists, and teachers will receive music learning resources at the start of the project which can be used in the classroom to assist the learning process.

Commencing with a teacher CPD workshop led by Opera North choral delivery staff, schools will learn song repertoire in preparation for a final performance with other local schools, accompanied by members of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North.

Book performance tickets

School children perform in the Big Sing in Doncaster in 2017 © James Mulkeen

When & Where: Venues in the north
January – July 2019
Cost: £12.50 per pupil (based on a class of 30 pupils per school)
How to book: Contact or call 0113 223 3520 for more information or to express your interest.
Booking Deadline:  Fri 9 November 2018

Discounted tickets for school groups

Opera North is delighted to be able to offer discounted tickets for school groups wishing to attend Opera North main stage performances (excluding Saturday performances). For further information, please contact

Kirklees Concert Season

Suitable for KS 2 – 5

Your students can experience the thrills and power high quality live music has to offer at a fantastic price at the Kirklees Concert Season.

The award-winning Orchestra of Opera North is at the heart of the Orchestral Concert Season and, joined by leading contemporaries from across the world, will deliver a spectacular programme of symphonic masterpieces.

Concerts are approx. 2 hours long with a free pre-show talk with Q&A session.

When & Where: Huddersfield Town Hall Ongoing from September 2018
Cost: £1 per pupil under age of 16
£4 for Sixth Form students
For groups of 10 or more students, 2 free teacher tickets available. Teachers pay the student price for additional tickets.
How to book: Complete a booking form or call Kirklees Box Office on 01484 225 755



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