Education and engagement

Opera North Orchestra Camp

Opera North Orchestra Camp is a holiday project open to anyone aged 10 – 18 years who plays a musical instrument. 

Orchestra Camp hosts young and enthusiastic musicians from Leeds and the wider area, offering everyone an inclusive and stimulating experience which develops young people’s general musicianship in an inspiring and enjoyable way.

Over the course of 4 days, children and young people will: 

  • Take part in instrumental, singing and creative activities
  • Explore and rehearse new music
  • 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, high quality experiences, and a unique opportunity to work with professional musicians of an internationally 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; participants will take part in either a junior or senior ensemble. 

When: 28 – 31 August 2018
  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: Leeds City Centre venue

Deadlines: 20 July
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is highly recommended! 

Full price:

  • one child £140
  • 2 siblings £260
  • 3 siblings £380

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We want to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part and are able to offer financial assistance to those who wouldn't be able to join without support. Please get in touch to see if you are eligible for a bursary place. 

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.

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