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

Opera

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.

Vocal

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

Orchestral

Our orchestra rehearses and performs throughout the year at Blackheath Halls

Feedback

“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.”

Contact

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

Enjoy our Virtual Opera Gala Night hosted by Nicky Spence

Streamed live via Zoom on Sun May 10th (the date of our original Opera Gala Night),  our opera patron Nicky Spence and a host of amazing professional and community singers, presented an evening of performances from their homes, in order to raise money for our ongoing activities at Blackheath Halls.

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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