Young People

Take part at Longborough

Our work with young people and the community is an important part of our activity, inspiring and encouraging a connection to the performing arts.

Opera is the thrilling marriage of many art forms – song, storytelling, drama, design, music – and is our lifeblood at Longborough. We want to pass this passion on to our local community and beyond. There is a need to challenge the preconceptions about opera, and to provide an affordable entry point from which to explore and experience.

Our work includes a youth chorus and summer school for local young performers; partnerships with schools across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands; and Playground Opera, a small-scale touring production designed for school playgrounds.

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Playground Opera

Part of our ongoing programme to make great opera accessible to a younger audience, fully immersing local state schools into the plots and music with participation and preparation.

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Longborough Youth Chorus

The Longborough Youth Chorus works towards productions at Longborough, community concerts and local showcases, incorporating a wide variety of repertoire.

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Our work with schools

Alongside our public performances, Longborough delivers an ambitious education programme that introduces opera to local schools across the region where access to the arts is often limited.

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We need your help

We partner with local state primary, secondary and SEN schools where access to the arts is limited due to location and budget, bringing accessible and eye-opening projects to their classrooms and playgrounds.

Longborough Festival Opera is a charity (no. 1087303). We need your support to deliver our ambitious year-round education programme. To help, contact Alexandra O’Donnell, Fundraising Manager: