Bring your friends and family to our beautiful theatre in the heart of West London’s Holland Park to see the inner workings of an opera company. Take part in a creative workshop, talk to our artists and production team, get a closer look at our set designs, and try conducting the City of London Sinfonia! 

Schedule for the day


  • Get creative with illustrator Rosie Brooks
  • Learn to conduct a string quartet
  • Explore the use of music and drama in child development, with our community and education project, OperaUNITY


  • Dance on our stage! Learn the ball scene from our ★★★★★ production of Un ballo in maschera
  • From concept to stage – meet and learn from stage designer Alyson Cummins
  • Discover the creative process – a Q&A with some of our directors, conductors, producers and performers


  • Learn about the benefits of music for those living with dementia, with Playlist for Life


  • Minute Maestro – try your hand at conducting the City of London Sinfonia
  • Networking time – if you’re interested in a career onstage or off, get advice from producers, directors, marketers, technicians and singers, covering everything from CVs to job interviews


  • Engaging children in the arts – a taster of our Un ballo in maschera schools’ workshop
  • Developing the voice – a singing masterclass with acclaimed mezzo, Yvonne Howard
  • Take a break and join us for tea at our Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland tea party


  • Producing for the stage – from West End to opera producing, Director of Opera James Clutton discusses the process from pre- to post-show


  • Scratch chorus – learn to sing in a choir and perform on stage at 4.45pm

Throughout the day there will also be tours of the theatre, including backstage, as well as a costume exhibition and demonstrations by our wigs and make-up team.