Be inspired by music and the arts with workshops, activities and ensembles for children, families, young people, and adults of all ages.

Families

Our family programme creates shared experiences for you and your family to enjoy together through play, learning and self-expression. View all Family events.

The Water Diviner's Tale (from 21 June)

The Water Diviner's Tale (from 21 June)

Join us for an inspirational evening of music making by 170 pupils from schools across Barnsley.

Little Explorers (28 July)

Little Explorers (28 July)

Discover Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and take part in an interactive movement workshop, film screening, music and crafts.

Little ONes

Little ONes

Bring your Little ONes to explore the wonderful world of opera, in sessions designed especially for your babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. New dates coming soon…

Opera North's Little School of Music

Opera North's Little School of Music

Our Little School of Music offers a series of free online activities designed to encourage families to explore the world of music together.

Carnival of the Animals Films

Carnival of the Animals Films

Join our intrepid explorers Captain Cuthbert, Camee the Red Panda and Music Mike on their musical adventures…

Young People

We support young people to explore their own creativity by gaining practical experience across a broad range of artforms – music, singing, instrumental, drama, direction, design and technical skills. View our full range of events.

Opera North Youth Company

Opera North Youth Company

Vocal and drama training for young people aged 8-19.

Opera North Youth Orchestral Programme

Opera North Youth Orchestral Programme

Instrumental and ensemble training for young people aged 10 – 21.

Creative Arts Camp

Creative Arts Camp

Join us for five days of operatic creative exploration during the first week of August.

All the King's Men (9 July)

All the King's Men (9 July)

Join members of the Opera North Children’s Chorus and Young Voices in their final performance of the season.

The Selfish Giant (6-7 August)

The Selfish Giant (6-7 August)

Join the Opera North Youth Company for a timeless tale of selfishness and redemption based on Oscar Wilde’s beloved children’s short story.

Artistic Futures Podcast

Artistic Futures Podcast

Meet a range of artists who share their artistic journeys and give useful tips aimed at the next generation of performers and creators.

Adults

Our adult programmes offer inspirational arts activities led by professional artists in a friendly and relaxed environment. View our full range of events.

Sing ON

Sing ON

A programme of music and singing activities for adults, led by professional artists. New dates coming soon…

Sing ONline

Sing ONline

Weekly online music and singing activity for adults, led by professional artists. New dates coming soon…

Schools

We support teachers and schools to deliver the curriculum in music and drama, creating extraordinary experiences in schools across the North of England.

In Harmony

In Harmony

Find out about our award-winning Community Residency programme, working with south Leeds schools.

Schools Programme

Schools Programme

Access online resource packs and details of upcoming activities we can offer to schools, including discounted main stage  performances.

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