Welcome to Highbury Opera Theatre

We're making an opera!

Over the lockdown, our Artistic Director Scott Stroman has composed a new opera with librettist Tamsin Collison to bring to life Michael Palin's play The Weekend.


We have received Arts Council funding to stage the work and over the lockdown we've teamed up with local choir Eclectic Voices and a team of professional opera singers and instrumentalists to record the work at Milton Court on Thursday 17th December.


Watch this space for updates about the production and the recording release.

Highbury Opera Theatre in partnership with Music Education Islington have designed an online workshop exploring the art form of opera. Find out what it takes to put on an opera and be part of our Chorus by clicking the video above and joining in the fun!


Music material is taken from HOT's 2017 production Fever Pitch the Opera.

Our story


Highbury Opera Theatre was created in 2011 by a group of committed musicians, dramatists, artists and educators, to bring exciting performances of contemporary music, staged with the help of a mixture of professional artists and the talents of the community, to inspire and entertain local audiences.

It is led by acclaimed conductor and education specialist Scott Stroman; voluntarily run by local musicians, dramatists, educators and other enthusiasts; and is working in partnership with Islington’s Union Chapel, Eclectic Voices, performers and musicians from local schools and the Highbury community.

About us

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Bringing young people, adults and professionals together to make music in Highbury, North London.