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.

Schools Big Sing: Wonderland Restored

Schools Big Sing: Wonderland Restored

KS2 Singing Project

A singing project for primary schools based on Will Todd‘s opera Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Carnival of the Animals Films

Carnival of the Animals Films

Suitable for KS1

Six short interactive digital programmes introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra.


Discounted tickets for school groups

  • Operas – £10 per student, plus free teacher ticket for every 10 booked. Offer valid at Leeds Grand Theatre, Monday to Friday. Please contact
  • Kirklees concert season – £1/£4 per students, plus two free teacher tickets for every 10 booked. Please contact Kirklees Town Hall box office on 01484 225755


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 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.
Phone: 0113 223 3520


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