Blackheath Halls Opera

Der Freischutz 2017

The annual 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.

Patron: Edward Gardner OBE

With huge thanks to the following for their support:

Arts Council England        The Hearn Foundation

The Marchus Trust            The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

The Ingles Charitable Trust 


"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." 


“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