Music Works cements Opera North as a creative powerhouse in the heart of Leeds, committed to using music to create extraordinary experiences every day for and with the communities we serve.

Our commitment to our artists, audiences and participants is to ensure that we emerge from the pandemic stronger, delivering on our core purpose and helping our communities to build back better. Now more than ever, the Music Works redevelopment enables us to do this.

More extraordinary experiences

With a new restaurant and bar and refurbished Box Office, our historic building will be open to everyone from morning till late at night

A fully accessible estate

A new restaurant and bar, open all day, to audiences and general public

A refurbished Opera North Box Office and reception for Leeds Grand Theatre

Restoration of our Grade II listed building

A home for Opera North Education

• The new, flexible Bramall Education Studio where audiences of all ages and backgrounds can learn about and participate in making music
• The Holbeck Teaching room and break out spaces for school groups and students
• A shared entrance for students, artists and staff, placing young people at the heart of the Company

A cultural flagship for Leeds

• An environmentally efficient estate
• Photovoltaic panels to generate energy
• A major capital investment in the run up to 2023 Leeds cultural celebrations
• A significant contribution to the wider improvements to the New Briggate public realm

Cutting-edge facilities

• An outstanding artistic centre for the Company’s creative work
• The purpose-built Mantle Music Rehearsal Studio and three music coaching rooms
• Refurbished Costume Workshop and Dye Room
• A new artist and Company green room

More live music

• More performances in the Howard Assembly Room
• A dedicated entrance and a beautiful atrium for the Howard Assembly Room
• An open, welcoming building that is fully accessible at all levels

Step inside...

Take a look as our new building develops – from new places to eat, drink and relax to our state of the art education studio and new facilities for world-class music making, we can’t wait to welcome you inside.

Keep in touch

To discuss how you can support Music Works in more detail, please contact Stephanie Hadjioannou, Development Systems Co-ordinator at, or sign up to our mailing list below.

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