Leeds Youth Opera

Performance, development and musical education opportunities for young people in Leeds and beyond


Leeds Youth Opera (LYO) perform (among other things) two fully staged shows per academic year: one in February and one in July.

Contact us to discover how you can join LYO!


Guest Director News!

Our guess director for Die Fledermaus in July 2019 will be Madeleine  O’Reilly. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Something wicked this way comes…….

Cast rehearsals have begun and the chorus are sounding fantastic already!





Summer School

We had a fantastic Summer School in August, run by Tom Newall and George Strickland. We had  a very talented cast who all performed brilliantly in the showcase at the end, and we even had a visit from CITV who came to do some filming! Watch this space for details of next year’s Summer School!



At the Wharfdale Festival of Theatre LYO triumphed! Our production of Les Miserables received numerous accolades. These included 12 outstanding performance awards as well as awards for, Best Presentation, Best Director, Best Musical Director and Best Musical! Amazing, congratulations to the entire team!

And that wasn’t all…. At the Leeds CAN awards we won Best Actor for Turn of the Screw, Best Supporting Actor for Les Miserables, Best Presentation for A Masked Ball and Best Musical for Les Miserables. The three shortlisted shows for best musical were all LYOs! What a year we have had!



We are always on the look out for talented young musicians to play in our orchestras. Email tomnewall@hotmail.com to receive updates on auditions.