What we do

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.

Since our inception in 2011, we've mounted five large-scale productions, featuring actors and musicians from our local area and beyond. Our casts feature professionals, post-graduate students, adult amateurs, and local schoolchildren. We are proud to be a local opera company run by and for the local community around us.


Our next project will be mounted at our home, Highbury's Union Chapel, in September 2018 - more details coming soon!


Highbury Opera Theatre is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. For more information on how PRS for Music Foundation supports live music, please visit their website: www.prsformusicfoundation.com.

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