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.

During lockdown, we are running daily sessions via Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom. They are open to anyone affected by homelessness who wishes to inspire and empower themselves through music. If you want to find out more, please join this group.

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“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

Macquarie Group and Streetwise Opera nominated for a Corporate Engagement Award
14 May 2020
The Big Virtual Quiz results are in... and you are ALL brilliant!
6 May 2020
How we’re engaging Streetwise Opera performers during the lockdown
22 April 2020

“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