Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. Opera North is a vibrant, lively organisation which actively challenges conventional perceptions of opera. Education is a vital part of the work of the Company. Opera North Education is one of the leading arts education departments in the country. The team delivers a range of workshops and creative projects, encouraging young people and communities to explore the art form of opera.
Switch ON is a partnership project between Opera North and St George’s Crypt in Leeds. Clients take part in a weekly creative programme to build confidence and develop transferable life skills,take ownership of their learning and development and identify transferable skills. Outcomes include more independent living, maintaining tenancies, forming positive relationships, enrolling in education or training, reducing substance abuse, and getting back in touch with estranged family.