Trailer for our 2013 production The Answer to Everything

'From streets to stage... an opera with a difference'

The Northern Echo

'Speeches and business jargon are engulfed by the emotional force of the music'

The Journal

'The Answer to Everything' World Premiere

The Answer To Everything is a 70-minute interactive film and live opera event set in a business conference.


We have been working in Teesside since 2007 and currently run weekly workshops at local art gallery, mima. We do regular performances in the town and have a good relationship with Middlesbrough College, where several of our performers have completed Arts Awards.


Drop-in Singing and Acting at Linthorpe Road Methodist Church, 54 Borough Road TS1 2JH

Thursdays, 11am-1pm
Open to people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness

Explore Singing and Acting at mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Fridays, 2-4pm (termly)
Singing and acting workshops, open to people that have experienced or are at risk of homelessness

If you would like to attend either workshop, please contact the Streetwise Opera Teesside Regional Co-ordinator, Ree Collins, on or 07765 766257.

Meet the performer

'I've been coming to Streetwise for four years and my favourite opera we’ve worked on is Madame Butterfly.

'I come to the workshops to meet new people and build up my confidence. I'd describe Streetwise as exciting, enjoyable and sometimes a bit exasperating!

'If I could be any character from an opera I'd be Figaro - he knows how to have fun.

'If you're thinking about coming to the group I'd say just give it a go and see how you feel.'

Newcastle / Gateshead

Streetwise Opera has a vibrant programme in Newcastle and Gateshead, with two weekly workshop programmes and regular performances in the area. We work in partnership with The Sage Gateshead, where our Explore Singing and Acting group is based, and many of our performers do work placements at the venue.


'Beyond moving... The arts have this magical power to bring us closer together'