We’re passionate about bringing opera to local communities and educational workshops to school students.
We are also building a fund to offer subsidised and concession tickets for our performances in local theatres, to enable us to reach audiences that normally would not have the opportunity to see live opera.
If you’d like to contribute to our Outreach Fund, your donation will help us provide subsidised and free tickets to key workers, low-income earners and support our Schools Workshops & Matinee programmes.
Schools Workshops & Matinees
In May 2019, we were delighted to be able offer subsidised in-school workshops and free attendance at a special matinee performance of our production of Don Giovanni, thanks in part to support from a Wandsworth Council Arts Grant and sponsorship by local businesses: Inside Copy, Haughey Electrics, Catherine Simmonds Wealth Mangement, Starc Architects, Robbies Photographics and Clean-Letts Handyman Service.
85 school children from local schools participated in a 90 minute workshop, using applied theatre games and music to bring the storytelling of opera alive. Students were also given an insight into the concepts and production process of Don Giovanni. This facilitated their enjoyment and understanding of opera when they attended the free school matinee.
Your support of our Outreach fund will help us to roll out the Schools Workshop & Matinee Program to other locations across the UK. Please get in touch if you have a particular school or area you think would benefit from a Rogue Opera educational experience.
Free Community Performances
On February 16th, 2019, we held a free Community Performance of Carmen at St Mary & St John the Divine, in Balham. We were delighted to present Balham’s first full length opera to an audience of over 130 including local children and a number of people who had their first experience of opera!