Community Engagement Programme

Blackheath Halls runs a thriving Community Engagement Programme that offers people of all ages and all levels of ability the opportunity to work with first-class professional performers and creative teams, to learn new skills and to perform in ensemble productions in our historic building in front of large audiences.

Current Community Engagement Projects


The Blackheath Halls Community Opera is a successful project that has been running since 2007: a large, cross-generational company learn about opera by being immersed in a fully staged, professionally led production. The combination of professional artists and performers with vocal students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and local community members makes this project unique.

In 2013 we launched an annual children’s opera for younger participants, based on the same principals.


Singers of all levels of experience are given the opportunity to participate in a number of vocal projects.


Our orchestra rehearses and performs throughout the year at Blackheath Halls


“Thank you for having the vision and determination to run such excellent community opportunities. It really makes a difference to people's lives by enabling creativity, new musical skills, community understanding and cohesion, new friendships and a sense of purpose and well-being.”

“It was a privilege to have been part of this project which ranks amongst the most memorable events of my life.”


For more information about our Community Engagement Programme, please contact Rose Ballantyne, Community Engagement Manager on 020 8305 3890 or at [email protected]

Watch our latest online performance of 'Tre sbirri, una carrozza' from Puccini's Tosca 

Featuring Matthew Rose singing the role of Scarpia alongside members of the Blackheath Halls Chorus and Blackheath Halls Orchestra all singing and playing from their homes, we are hugely proud of this rousing celebrating of creative and community sprit during these difficult times for the arts industry and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we all have putting it together! 

You can also enjoy our Virtual Opera Gala Night performed live online on Sun May 10th by clicking here 

Please Support Us

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you are in a position to help you can text 10BLACKHEATH to 70085 and donate £10 or visit the Donate Now page of our website.

We recognise that everyone has different circumstances, and this is a difficult time for many individuals and organisations, but if you are in a position to help we would be enormously grateful. 

We will also be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made in this way (if appropriate).

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