Performances for Schools

Every autumn Glyndebourne enables thousands of young people across the country to experience opera

Since 2006, Glyndebourne’s Performances for Schools have inspired and enriched the lives of over 24,000 students.

These performances enable young audiences to immerse themselves, often for the first time, in the excitement of opera. These are fully staged, full length performances with an on-stage introduction specifically for schools.

Performance for Schools this autumn at Glyndebourne

This year, our Performance for Schools at Glyndebourne will The Magic Flute be on Monday 19 October. Further information about the production and ballot dates will be released in due course. 

Performances for Schools on Tour will be The Magic Flute: Behind the Curtain on the following dates:

Canterbury – Thursday 5 November
Milton Keynes – Thursday 12 November
Woking – Thursday 19 November
Norwich – Thursday 26 November
Liverpool – Thursday 3 December

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What to expect

These performances are a unique experience – Glyndebourne’s world-famous auditorium filled entirely with students, a special introduction on stage, and then all the emotion, spectacle and intensity of a Glyndebourne opera, full-length and fully staged.


Free educational resources
  • Digital teaching resources for English, Music and Art & Design teachers
  • An on-stage introduction for schools before the performance
  • Programmes for students to take home
  • A poster for the classroom

Glyndebourne’s Performances for Schools are supported by The Clore Duffield Foundation, The Pilot Trust, The Alchemy Foundation, The Davis Foundation, Tufton Charitable Trust, The Kowitz Family Foundation, Mike and Agatha Taylor, The John Jarrold Trust and an anonymous donor through investment from Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future.

Glyndebourne’s education programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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