Leeds Youth Opera

Performance, development and musical education opportunities for young people in Leeds and beyond


Leeds Youth Opera (LYO) perform (among other things) two fully staged shows per academic year: one in February and one in July.

Contact us to discover how you can join LYO!

Junior LYO is recruiting new members!

Are you aged between 8 and 12 years old? Would you like to work with our award winning artistic team to develop your singing, drama and dance skills and work towards something to show your friends and family? classes run from 3.30pm – 5pm every Saturday. We cant wait to welcome some new junior members! look here for more information


Brand new show in development!

In July this year we will be quite literally in our element! Our brand new show in on rehearsal…. we are working on taking our audience on a magical musical journey through the four natural elements. We will profile our amazing singers and orchestra with some classic opera pieces alongside some fabulous musical theatre numbers. This will be a visual feast with gorgeous choreography and physical drama! Not one to miss!


Something wicked this way comes…….

In September we will be auditioning for Verdi’s Macbeth! A fabulous chance to join this award winning company to work towards one of the most dramatic stories of all time! Express your interest here.


Summer School

We will be running another summer school in August this year. If you are aged 8-17 then this is an amazing opportunity to put on a show in a week. Click here for more information. 



At the Wharfdale Festival of Theatre LYO triumphed! Our production of Les Miserables received numerous accolades. These included 12 outstanding performance awards as well as awards for, Best Presentation, Best Director, Best Musical Director and Best Musical! Amazing, congratulations to the entire team!

And that wasn’t all…. At the Leeds CAN awards we won Best Actor for Turn of the Screw, Best Supporting Actor for Les Miserables, Best Presentation for A Masked Ball and Best Musical for Les Miserables. The three shortlisted shows for best musical were all LYOs! What a year we have had!



We are always on the look out for talented young musicians to play in our orchestras. Email tomnewall@hotmail.com to receive updates on auditions.