Performances for Schools

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.


Wednesday 27 February 2019, 11.00am, tickets £7
Suitable for Year 5 upwards (aged 9/10 and above)

In February 2019 we are staging a brand new opera called Agreed, written by composer Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio. Agreed is a large-scale community opera performed on the Glyndebourne stage with world-class singers and accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Two lovers, two communities, a separated family: Agreed tells a story of love and divided lands. Torn by violence and unrest, conscience rises and the people and their leader are forced to accountability.
We have recruited an intergenerational chorus of 80 performers from our local area to bring this opera to life.

How to book

We still have a small number of tickets remaining; if you are interested in bringing a group, please contact the education team on or 01273 815023. Tickets are £7 per person.

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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 Arts Council England with additional support from The Consuelo and Anthony Brooke Charitable Trust, The Chalk Cliff Trust, The Kowitz Family Foundation and an anonymous donor through investment from Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future.