Created in 2010, Inspire is Opera Holland Park's award-winning outreach and education programme. It is dedicated to working with the community to embrace, engage and enrich the lives of all through opera. You can read more about our current and past projects below.
Our main aims:
Bring people together
Inspire brings together marginalised groups and those experiencing social isolation and exclusion through events, workshops and bespoke intimate concerts.
Educate and integrate
We work with schools, charities, and in other settings to engage with as wide a range of people as possible.
Enrich the lives of everyone
We aim to bring music and opera to those unable to reach our theatre, and enable the best possible access to and within our venue. We also train all of our theatre staff to be Dementia Friends.
Be a point of pride to members of the company and community
Social responsibility is central to the company’s ethos. Inspire aims for all of our singers, creative teams, staff and neighbours to connect to the people in our community.
Provide accessible tickets
We also offer approximately 3,000 accessible tickets to all operas in our season (roughly 12% of our total capacity), including Free Tickets for Under 18s, Over 65s, exclusive offers for Under 30s and half price tickets for NHS staff and community workers. Find out more.