Blackheath Halls Opera

The annual Blackheath Halls Community Opera is a successful project that has been running since 2007. Blackheath Halls Opera is proud of its programme of ambitious and creative opera projects offering people of all ages from across the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham and beyond, a unique opportunity to take part in high-quality, live music making alongside a professional cast of soloists and production teams.

"A life-affirming and life-changing experience. Everyone should take part!"

"Blackheath Halls Opera is the best thing about the summer in South East London."

This project is supported by a broad range of both professional trusts and foundations and individuals as well as Arts Council England  and we continue to raise crucial funds throughout the year for both the Children's and Community Operas.

The annual Opera Gala Night 2018 is our hugely popular fundraising event for the Operas. 


Edward Gardner OBE

Nicky Spence


“Long may Blackheath [Halls] continue to prove that opera is for all” Classical Source, 2016

"Thrilling", Sunday Times, 2015

"In terms of breaking barriers the Blackheath project achieves what many would like to, but rarely can, by putting opera at the heart of the community."  What's On Stage, 2014

"Blackheath should be proud" Independent on Sunday, 2013

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2018 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Come and Sing Events

Saturday 3 Feb 10am-1pm | Lucy Drever

Saturday 17 Feb 11am-5pm | Nicholas Jenkins

Sunday 18 March 11am-5pm | Lee Reynolds

Sunday Night at the Halls Course

Rehearsals: Monday 7.30-9.30pm | 5, 12, 19 & 24 February 

Performance: Sunday 11 March with afternoon dress rehearsal

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 8, 5, 22 & 29 January, 5 February

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 19, 26 February, 5, 12, 19 March

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 14, 21, 28 January, 11, 18, 25 February

Sunday 1.30-4.30pm | 4th March

Sunday 4 March

Community Opera


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