Northern Heartlands People’s Opera

We are working with internationally acclaimed Opera North to create a new opera for County Durham. Featuring a chorus of community representatives from across the Northern Heartlands area the new work will be performed at the end of May, 2020 in the Exhibition Hall at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum in Shildon.

Northern Heartlands Community Opera

#Peoplesopera Creative Workshops January and February 2019

2 Min Read: Northern Heartlands Community Opera May 2020 at Locomotion Shildon

Whistle Stop Opera Tour

47 Sec Read: Community Opera May 2020


There will a number of different ways to get involved. Key dates are SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER and SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2019 when there will be a chance to meet the creative team from Opera North and hear the storyline and some of the music for the first time. Rehearsals will then take place between January and May 2020, with performances at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon on 29th and 30th May 2020.

Let us know here if you are interested in taking part on stage, helping behind the scenes or being part of a front of house team and we’ll keep you posted with further details.