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.

Workshops

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

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

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. 

Secondary Composition Project

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.

Performances

Orchestra of Opera North School Tour

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

Discounted tickets for school groups are available for Opera North main stage performances (excluding Saturday performances). For further information, please contact schools@operanorth.co.uk.

Resources

Schools Resource Packs

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's Little School of Music

Opera North's Little School of Music

A series of free online activities designed to encourage young people and their families to explore the world of music together.

Artsmark Award

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 schools@operanorth.co.uk. Please note, any project above can be accessed by your school to help support you on your Artsmark journey.

Get in touch

Please get in touch for further information and to book your place on activities.
Email: schools@operanorth.co.uk
Phone: 0113 223 3520

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