Leeds Youth Opera

Performance, development and musical education opportunities for young people in Leeds and beyond

Leeds Youth Opera (LYO) perform two fully staged shows per academic year: one in February and one in July. However we are now embarking on a very exciting journey to mount 3 shows this season! We are currently in rehearsal for Les Miserables and Turn of the Screw and applications are open for  our 2017 production, Verdi’s A Masked Ball. Contact us to book your audition for A Masked Ball.

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Tickets on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for both of our productions! Turn of the Screw is going to be an intense, emotional and intimate experience and you do not want to miss LYO’s take on the unparalleled Les Miserables. Tickets available here.

An amazing ticket deal!

If you love musical theatre then you will love this deal – and what a wonderful Christmas present for your musical loved ones! See LYO’s Les Miserables and Leeds G and S’s Kiss me Kate for £30. These shows are both promising to be fabulous productions and both directed by our Artistic Director Anita Adams! ask about this deal when you book your tickets for Les Mis. Available here

A summer school space could be the perfect Christmas gift for your young musical lover!

Summer School 2017 confirmed – 14th – 18th August.

The week will be packed full of singing, dancing and acting – featuring some musical theatre and opera favourites and is a fabulous introduction to performance for young people of all abilities. Working with our own Artistic Director, participants will work towards an hour long performance at the end of the week. More information here. 

A new You Tube Channel

Watch some fantastic new backstage videos of our production of The Marriage of Figaro. Learn about what it takes to be an LYO member and see some of our incredibly talented members in action. View them here.


We are always on the look out for talented young musicians to play in our orchestras. Email tomnewall@hotmail.com to receive updates on auditions.

Join us!

Are you aged between 12 and 25?

Do you want to learn more about singing, drama and dance?

Would you like the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre?

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes!’, then click here to contact us and find out more about joining. Alternatively, click here to follow us on Twitter, or here to find us on Facebook.