Opera North

Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. Rooted in the North of England, international in outlook, the company creates extraordinary experiences, every day using music and opera to entertain, engage, challenge and inspire.

Opera North’s award-winning work tours to theatre stages and concert halls throughout the North and beyond, including to London and major international festivals. We curate an eclectic artistic programme of gigs, concerts, spoken word and film in the Howard Assembly Room. Our aim is to make bold, innovative, ambitious work and share it in new ways.

Opera North’s Learning & Engagement team work with professional artists to deliver participatory arts and family performance activity, by, with and for people of all ages.

Opera North believes opera and music is for everyone, and champions diversity in artists, repertoire and audiences.

In rehearsal for Opera North's Der Rosenkavalier. Photo: Tom Arber

Howard Opera Centre, 8 Harrison Street, Leeds, LS1 6PA

Introducing a younger audience to opera with Little Listeners Cinderella. Photo: Tom Arber

The Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Light Night Leeds 2021. Photo: Tom Arber

Opera North's Young Musicians Studio helps young people on their musical journey. Photo: Tom Arber

An audience gathers in the Leeds Grand Theatre for an Opera North performance. Photo: Tom Arber

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