Leeds Youth Opera

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


Leeds Youth Opera (LYO) perform (among other things) two fully staged shows per academic year: one in February and one in July.

Contact us to discover how you can join LYO! The next show is Puccini’s timeless classic La Boheme which will be performed in February at the Carriageworks Theatre book tickets here. 


Junior LYO is recruiting new members!

Junior LYO will start a new season on the 24th February 2018 ! Are you aged between 8 and 12 years old? Would you like to work with our award winning artistic team to develop your singing, drama and dance skills and work towards something to show your friends and family? classes run from 3.30pm – 5pm every Saturday. We cant wait to welcome some new junior members! look here for more information


New show announced!

In July 2018 we will be performing Maury Yeston’s complex musical Titanic. We are very excited to be granted this opportunity and we will be auditioning for cast members on the 17th February! Contact us to book your spot. 


Summer School

We will be running another summer school in August this year. If you are aged 8-17 then this is an amazing opportunity to put on a show in a week. Click here for more information. 



At the Wharfdale Festival of Theatre LYO triumphed! Our production of Les Miserables received numerous accolades. These included 12 outstanding performance awards as well as awards for, Best Presentation, Best Director, Best Musical Director and Best Musical! Amazing, congratulations to the entire team!

And that wasn’t all…. At the Leeds CAN awards we won Best Actor for Turn of the Screw, Best Supporting Actor for Les Miserables, Best Presentation for A Masked Ball and Best Musical for Les Miserables. The three shortlisted shows for best musical were all LYOs! What a year we have had!



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.