That's the feeling I get, when we're all singing together

It's indescribable joy

Streetwise Opera takes you out of your comfort zone

You discover that you have untapped depths that you never knew were there

Streetwise Opera has shown me that if I can achieve this

I can take on anything else

A powerful and inspiring show


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It puts fire in your belly

We say we're never going to get it, but then it just clicks, and you feel so proud!

When we do rehearsals sometimes we think we're never going to get it, but then it just clicks, and you feel so proud!

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What's on

Annual Service of Commemoration in London
14 November 2019   —  
World Day of the Poor
16 November 2019   —  
Service of Remembrance and Hope
5 December 2019   —  
Newcastle upon Tyne

“Streetwise Opera combines social purpose with serious artistic endeavor, collaborating with major figures from the music world. The results are almost always powerful, moving and productive, illuminating the material in ways that a professional performance might not.”
— The New York Times

News & blogs

Red Dragonflies and Octopus Balls
24 October 2019
A poetic night at the Buxton Opera House
20 October 2019
Streetwise Opera nominated for the RPS Awards in the Impact category
7 October 2019

“At the time that I have nothing, I still have my artistry. I still have my creativity. I still have my talent. And if that’s going to get me from homelessness to where I need to be, then I’m going to hone that, and Streetwise Opera is the perfect place for that.”

— Streetwise Opera performer

About us

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning performing arts charity for people affected by homelessness. We run a programme of regular creative workshops in homeless centres and arts venues in five regions across England. We are also a critically-acclaimed opera company, and the people who take part in our workshops create and perform in extraordinary new productions working alongside exceptional professional artists..

Find out more

“I would’ve never gone across that door. I wouldn’t lift my head off the ground, I was that terrified. Now I’m able to lift my head up and think I’m proud of who I am.”
— Streetwise Opera performer

Our work

Newcastle Gateshead

“Great show! We laughed, we cried, we sang along, we did some 70s moves, we saw the meaning of life…. everything you want from opera.”
— Abigail Pogson, Managing Director, Sage Gateshead

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