Our productions

Since 2011, Highbury Opera Theatre has presented productions of the highest quality involving amateur and professional musicians, young and old, from across North London. Below, you can read about some of our highlights, and what's coming up next for HOT.

Coming up...


HOT is delighted to announce our next show, Fever Pitch the Opera. The first ever musical staging of Nick Hornby's iconic Highbury novel, Fever Pitch, it will be mounted at our home, Highbury's Union Chapel, 21-24 September 2017. Featuring a large cast of adults and children, professional and amateur, it tells a story at the heart of Highbury's identity. Read more...

Past productions

Lost in the Stars

Kurt Weill

The first fully-staged London performance of Kurt Weill's masterful adaptation of the best-selling novel by Alan Paton, Cry the Beloved Country, performed at the Union Chapel in October 2016. Read more...

Tobias and the Angel

Jonathan Dove

2012 saw our first production at the Union Chapel – four performances of Jonathan Dove’s opera Tobias and the Angel, including a talk by the composer himself.

Noye's Fludde

Benjamin Britten

Britten’s masterpiece for young people, presented in four performances over two days in June 2013, at the Union Chapel, Islington.


As You Like It

Scott Stroman

The world premiere of As You Like It, a new musical comedy adapted from Shakespeare by our Artistic Director, composer, conductor, singer and jazzman Scott Stroman.

About us

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