Education and engagement


Opera North Education seeks to encourage people to explore the art form of opera and the work of Opera North; to connect with communities and inspire the next generation. 

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to experience and engage with opera both in and out of school and encourage school groups to see our mainstage productions. 

If you would like to know more about opportunities to access our work and how to gain support in introducing your students to opera, contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

Opera Tales

Specially-programmed storytelling and music performances for EYFS-KS1 pupils

Discover the exciting world of opera as magical characters from the operatic world come to life and take us on a journey of discovery, in a special in-school performance for Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 children. Featuring musicians from the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North.

When & where:

Fri 3 November 2017   Nottingham
Fri 10 November 2017   Newcastle
Fri 17 November 2017   Salford/Manchester
Tue 21 November 2017   Doncaster/Leeds
Wed 22 November 2017   Doncaster/Leeds

Cost: £400 per school
How to book: Contact or call 0113 223 3520 for more information

Singing through the Ages

An Introduction to the Chorus of Opera North for KS3-4 pupils

Offering KS3-4 pupils an incredible opportunity to experience the scale and power of the Chorus of Opera North in a school environment. The 1 hour interactive performance will teach pupils about the range of the human voice, introducing them to different voice parts and opera/choral repertoire spanning the Classical period to the modern day.

When & where:

Thu 8 March 2018   Salford/Manchester
Thu 15 March 2018   Nottingham
Thu 22 March 2018   Newcastle

Cost: £450
How to book: Contact or call 0113 223 3520 for more information

Whistle Stop Opera: Don Giovanni

Explore one of Mozart’s most famous operas in a shortened, accessible and interactive version, suitable for KS2-5 pupils

Join singers from Opera North’s mainstage as they take your pupils on an interactive journey of musical discovery into the plot and characters of one of Mozart’s most well loved operas, in your school setting.

When & where: 

w/c Mon 19 February 2018   Leeds
w/c Mon 26 February 2018   Leeds/Doncaster
w/c Mon 5 March 2018   Salford/Manchester
w/c Mon 12 March 2018   Nottingham
w/c Mon 19 March 2018   Newcastle

Cost: £500 for up to 2 x 1 hour performances in school (including a Q+A session at the end)
How to book: Contact or call 0113 223 3520 for more information

Big Sing: World War One

An immersive singing project for Year 3-7 pupils, culminating in massed performances across the North accompanied by members of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North

Commencing with a teacher CPD workshop led by Opera North choral delivery staff, schools will learn World War One themed repertoire in preparation for a final performance with other local schools, accompanied by members of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North. Each school will have choral workshops led by Opera North choral delivery artists and teachers will receive music learning resources which can be used in the classroom to assist the learning process. We would recommend this project for Year 3-7 pupils.

When & where:

  • Venues in Leeds, Doncaster, Hull and the North East
  • March – July 2018

Cost: £10 per pupil (based on a class of 30 pupils per school)

How to book: Contact or call 0113 223 3520 for more information

Get in touch

Phone: +44 (0)113 243 9999
Address: Opera North Grand Theatre,
46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

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