ABOUT LYO SUMMER SCHOOL
SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
Monday 16th – Friday 20th August
A week of songs, drama and lots of fun for ages 9-16
Cost: £125 (siblings £100 thereafter)
Title: Project Ultimatum
The adults are destroying the environment, so a group of kids take matters into their own hands and start a green revolution. They sieze a plot of land and establish their own sustainable community. The government makes a bargain that the kids can have one year to prove that their system works. If they fail, at the end of the year the government will send in the army to destroy the commune. Will they succeed and show the grown-ups the errors of their ways?
Our 2021 Summer School has finished, but be sure to check out our next production, The Enchanted Pig.
Each year, in the school summer holidays, we run a 1-week LYO Summer School. We welcome young people aged from 9-16, and design a fun and engaging week of singing and drama, leading to a small performance for friends and family. This year, the summer school will be led by John Lyon and Rosie Kat. Visit our ‘About LYO‘ page to learn more about them.
Catch-up with good friends.
Many strong friendships are made at LYO, and the Summer School enables pals to see each other over the long summer holiday, rather than wait until the next production.
Learn new skills and step forward on stage.
This gives our 12-16 year olds a chance to step out of the chorus and build confidence as individual performers.
Try out LYO.
Give LYO a go and find out why so many kids sign up to spend time together singing and performing opera.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Learning and exploring various music.
There will always be some opera, but for a young group this will be balanced sensibly and carefully with a range of other genres. Musical theatre, operetta, perhaps choral, and always looking for the fun.
Learning and exploring drama and stage craft.
What it means to combine music and storytelling together. Foundational stage craft experience.
A group performance on the Friday early evening for friends and family.
Everyone performing, sharing what they have learnt through the week.
We will then also adapt to what will be most fun and informative for the group.
Use the following form to write to us directly. We will then reply with more information and the booking form.
Music led by John Lyon
Music Director – Leeds Youth Opera
Drama led by Rosie Kat
Opera Director – Freelance
The Summer School costs £125 per child.
We then offer a 20% reduction (£100 with discount applied) for each additional sibling.
This covers our costs of hiring professional teachers and such great venues.