Children and young people are central to Opera North’s ambition and purpose. Our Schools work sits at the heart of our Education programme, with activities, projects and events designed specifically for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form students.
We offer a variety of workshops that your school can sign up for. Click on the images below for more detailed information.
The Carnival of the Animals
Suitable for KS1
Six short interactive digital programmes introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra. Available as in-school workshops.
The Water Diviner's Tale
KS2 Singing Project
An environmental themed singing project for primary schools, featuring an arrangement of Rachel Portman’s piece The Water Diviner’s Tale.
Bernstein Workshop & Performance
Suitable for KS3-5 music students
A live-streamed music workshop for secondary and A-level music students to accompany a double-bill performance of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / Trouble In Tahiti.
Secondary Composition Project
Suitable for KS4-5 music students
An opportunity for students to work alongside a composer, singer and instrumentalists from the Orchestra of Opera North to develop their own free compositions.
Orchestra of Opera North School Tour
Suitable for KS2-3
In-school performances by the acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North. Includes accompanying digital resources.
Discounted tickets for school groups
Discounted tickets for school groups are available for Opera North main stage performances (excluding Saturday performances). For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools Resource Packs
A range of resource packs for school matinee performances are available to assist learning around specific operas or opera in general.
Opera North is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping to put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.
To find out how Opera North can support your Artsmark journey, contact Claire Armour, Schools Activity Manager at email@example.com. Please note, any project below can be accessed by your school to help support you on your Artsmark journey.