We are Opera Holland Park. Every summer we build a theatre and perform to audiences from across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and beyond.
We are an urban company in a leafy, airy setting. We identify and nurture emerging talent through our Young Artists scheme, and welcome singers, conductors, directors and designers back as their careers take flight.
We are an independent charity. Throughout the year we serve the community in care homes, hospices, shelters and schools. We build the audiences of the future and take music to those for whom a traditional theatre setting is inaccessible.
We are artists and producers. We are set builders, stage crew, security and front of house. We are members, supporters and volunteers. We are wigs and make-up, lighting and costume. We work in a four hundred year old multimedia live art form and tell stories through the expressivity and emotional honesty of the unamplified human voice.
We produce comedies and tragedies from different centuries and countries, relishing the variety of music for singers and orchestra and the imagination and theatrical vitality in every new production. We take our audiences with us, introducing them to rarities and celebrating well-loved classics together.
Opera Holland Park’s history can be traced to 1605, when Holland House, the backdrop of our beautiful canopied theatre, first came into existence. Since the company was founded in 1996, it has grown into a successful independent charity and internationally-renowned opera company.