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 will be a unique opportunity to perform Puccini’s La bohème. There are exciting discussions at the moment at LYO HQ about future programming – watch this space.


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Junior LYO

Exciting news Junior LYO will start on 4th November 2017! 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! contact us for more information.


We are Cast!

After a series of amazing auditions we have a wonderful cast of 51 now diligently rehearsing for Pucinni’s enduring masterpiece La Boheme. This will have some amazing LYO twists and we cant wait to bring you more news!



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 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.