Try opera for the first time with Opera North’s £20 ticket scheme

So you’re new to opera? We’ve all been there. You’ll no doubt have a load of questions and pre-conceptions but the very fact you’re reading this, means you’re thinking of giving it a go, and that’s great!

Here at Opera North, we’re passionate about bringing new people on board. Starting from our 2019/20 season, we’re offering first-timers £20 tickets for the very first booking in Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham.*

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Try it ON in Leeds and you can get:

– A pair of Stalls tickets with savings of up to £65
– Special pre-show emails with behind-the-scenes exclusives and all you need to know about the show
– An exciting goodie bag on the night – find it at your seat!
– Exclusive content and offers after the show – here’s hoping you fancy a second date…

Try it ON in Manchester and Nottingham and you can get:

– A pair of fantastic seats with savings of up to £58
– Special pre-show emails with behind-the-scenes exclusives and all you need to know about the show

To get started, just sign up above. Once we’ve confirmed your eligibility, we’ll get in touch via email to confirm your membership and how to book, and give you some information about upcoming shows you might like to try.

In the meantime, begin your journey into the world of opera by reading our FAQs or, if you have burning questions, contact us on Facebook or Twitter, or email You might also like to visit our YouTube channel for a flavour of some of our recent productions and to watch some of our favourite arias, such as ‘Vissi d’arte’ from Tosca, performed here by soprano Giselle Allen in our 2018 production.

*The TryItON scheme is only available for Leeds, Nottingham Theatre Royal and the Lowry. If you’re aged 19-29 or a full-time student you can get £10 tickets with our Under 30s scheme.

*Try it ON Terms and Conditions

  1. Try it ON membership is open to anyone who is a new customer to Opera North, and has not previously booked a ticket for any of our mainstage opera productions.
  2. Discounted tickets as part of the scheme are limited in number and subject to availability. Eligible seats for this offer in Leeds are in the Stalls, seats Q4-23. At The Lowry, eligible seats are situated in the stalls. At Nottingham Theatre Royal they are situated in the Upper Circle, row E and F. Location of eligible seats in all venues may be subject to change and dependent on availability.
  3. This offer can be used to claim two discounted tickets per customer only.
  4. Communication relating to this membership will be via email. Read our Privacy policy here.
  5. In Leeds, if you are unable to use your tickets, we offer an exchange or credit service. Tickets must be returned up to one week prior to the performance date. An exchange fee of £1 per ticket will be charged for this service.
  6. Standard terms and conditions of sale also apply to all bookings.

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