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Opera North Early Years Programme
Suitable for 0 - 4 years
Sing songs, explore instruments, play games and have fun with music in our weekly sessions. Sessions aim to support the development and well-being of children under the age of 4 and their families through high-quality musical experiences and activities.
Led by a professional musician, all workshops introduce live singing and music-making in a fun and creative environment suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their grown-ups.
We also run Little Singers sessions (for 0-4s) in other areas of Leeds and Yorkshire:
|Morley Town Hall||Mondays at 11.15am||15 Jan – 26 Mar (ex 12 Feb)||£5 per child, drop in pay on door|
|Cast, Doncaster||Wednesdays 10am||10 Jan – 28 March (ex 14 Feb)||£3.50 per child, book via Cast|
|Colton Primary School||Thursdays at 10am||11 Jan – 29 Mar (ex 15 Feb)||£4 per child, drop in pay on door|
|ERT, Beverley||Thursdays 10.30am||Starting Thurs 11 Jan – Thurs 29 Mar (ex 15 Feb)||£5 per child, book via ERT|
For more information, contact Alex Bradshaw on email@example.com
I love bringing my child; the space is beautiful and has a lovely atmosphere. It is brilliant that we have the chance to sing with a professional vocal artist. Coming to the sessions have given me more confidence to sing with my child at home.
— Little Singers parent
An enchanting storytelling experience inspired by Japanese folk stories and Opera North’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Be swept along on a magical adventure to the bottom of the ocean, visit the majestic palace of The Dragon King, ride on the shell of a Turtle and discover a mysterious treasure…
This kind of storytelling is such a rare treat; beautifully told, completely enchanting and wonderful to hear such gorgeous music in such an intimate setting.
— audience member at Seven Stories, 2017 tour of Happily Ever After
Created and performed by storyteller Ursula Holden Gill and musician Jenna Thackray.
Performances are suitable for ages 3 – 7.
Little Listeners concerts are specially designed professional concerts for young children under 5 and their grown-ups.
Whether featuring players from the renowned Orchestra of Opera North, singers from the Opera North Chorus or other classical, jazz or world music ensembles, these concerts will give you and your child the chance to hear wonderful music close up, move around and respond naturally in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Suitable for 0-5 years
Suitable for adults with babies under 1 (or pre-walking).
This is a wonderful opportunity for parents with babies under one to come along and enjoy all the fun of singing in a group, in a warm and friendly environment.
No singing experience (or talent!) is necessary, just a desire to join in and have a go.
Sessions start on Monday 9 October; each individual session costs £6, or book all 6 sessions for the discounted rate of £30.
Opera North's Youth Ensembles from across the North come together to tell a story of love and loss through the seasons of the year based on traditional folk songs and tales.
The young singers from the Opera North Children’s Choruses in Leeds, Newcastle and Hull, will be joined by members from Opera North Young Voices and the Opera North Youth Chorus.
They will be accompanied by Cream Tees, a youth folk band formed in 2012 as part of the Music at the Heart of Teesdale project.
From renowned children’s theatre company tutti frutti, Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love, devotion, family and the power of team spirit, set in the world of football.
By Writers’ Guild award-winner Evan Placey, Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, children and families. Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling, live music and fab footie moves.
For children aged 3 - 7 and their families. One hour running time.
Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti.
- British Theatre Guide