Education and engagement

Opera North Orchestra Camp

Opera North’s orchestra camp is a holiday project open to anyone aged 10 – 18 yrs who plays a musical instrument. 

This project hosts young and enthusiastic musicians from Leeds and the wider area, offering everyone an inclusive and stimulating experience contributing to children’s and young people’s general musicianship in an inspiring and enjoyable way.

Over the course of 5 days, children and young people:

  • Take part in instrumental activities, singing sessions, drama and movement
  • Explore and rehearse new pieces
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Perform side-by-side with the Orchestra of Opera North

Opera North Orchestra Camp provides a programme packed with fun, play, high quality experiences, and a unique opportunity to work with professional musicians of a world renowned Opera Company. Not to be missed. 

Who: Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  Brass (trumpet/cornet, horn, trombone, tuba, euphonium)
  Woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
  Percussionists (no prior experience of playing orchestral percussion required)

Participants must be 10-18 years old. All abilities welcome and catered for.

When: 21 – 25 August 2017
  Activities will run from 9.30am-4.00pm each day
  Participants can be dropped off from 9am and picked up as late as 5pm

Where: School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Deadlines: Early bird fee valid until 29 May. Final deadline: 31 July
This deadline has now passed. To enquire about Orchestra Camp, please contact

Cost: Early Bird Fee (valid until 29 May)

  • one child £125
  • 2 siblings £230
  • 3 siblings £350

Full price (after 29 May):

  • one child £150
  • 2 siblings £270
  • 3 siblings £400

After booking a place, please fill in the Orchestra Camp application form and send it to

To sign up 2 or more children, please call box office on 0844 848 2720 or send a cheque payable to ‘Opera North Ltd’ to Opera North Box office, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU. Please make sure you fill in one application form per child.

The Orchestra Camp has been developed in association with DARE, the partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds.

Newsletter Sign up