Help make it happen!

Our new Teesside show, After Winter, will inspire and empower 30 local people affected by homelessness, showcasing their talents, dedication and hard work to over 1,000 audience members. Support our crowdfunder and help us buy costumes and provide energising meals during our intensive rehearsals.

Roderick Williams
12 July 2010

After Winter

Roderick Williams and Streetwise Opera join forces to stage an immersive retelling of Schubert’s Winter Journey with new music and words by Errollyn Wallen

“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

Streetwise Opera joins Trinity Laban students to create exciting new music
3 February 2020
New singing and creative workshops in Gateshead
2 February 2020
Streetwise Opera hosts yet another foot-stomping Burns Night Cèilidh
27 January 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

What's on

Streetwise Opera and Trinity Laban @ CoLab2020
21 February 2020   —  
Bring Streetwise Opera to your business: a taster workshop
26 February 2020   —  
Streetwise Opera's St Patrick's Day Ceili
13 March 2020   —  
Newcastle upon Tyne

“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

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..

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