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Northern Ireland Opera's community and educational outreach programmes

Northern Ireland Opera bring innovative new productions of the highest artistic quality to the stage, reflecting the people, history and landscape of the area. We champion the amazing creative artists born on the island of Ireland, and support the most promising young opera talent by providing opportunities to perform in our productions.

At the core of Northern Ireland Opera’s mission is the belief that people of all ages and from all backgrounds are entitled to experience the heart-pumping drama, the spell-binding designs and mesmerising live music that in combination makes opera ‘the total art form’.

Since 2010 we have successfully designed an inspiring and inclusive portfolio of education and outreach activities. We have established relationships with educators throughout the country, delivering opera workshops in preparation for new audiences coming to see our fully-staged professional productions. Our team have created outreach programmes to bring music and theatre to some of the most vulnerable people in Northern Ireland, connecting with charities and youth groups in areas of social and economic deprivation. We have worked in partnership with local arts organisations and opera industry experts to create enriching projects and recitals that support our creative landscape, igniting every participant’s imagination.

Visit the links in the sidebar to find out more about our outreach programmes, both past and present or look through our gallery to see some of the projects we’ve produced over the last couple of years.