Our sister company, Pimlico Opera, was founded by Wasfi Kani in 1987 with the aim of enhance learning and personal development through music and drama.
It is probably the first opera company to specialise in performing in unusual settings – hospitals, prison, banks and country houses.
Pimlico Opera in Prison
Pimlico opera’s prison project began in 1987.
A cast, mainly of inmates, are taken from their prison regime and work full-time with professionals to create a show of the highest quality.
Free seats for young people
Young people aged 14-25 are eligible to apply for free tickets on selected dates for our 2019 season. These free seats are funded by the Red Butterfly foundation and by donations from individuals.
I really enjoyed my first experience of an opera. I didn’t really know what to expect but thought that the setting, the theatre and the picnic in the grounds all made for a really great evening. I am very grateful to the Musical Chairs Scheme for enabling me and my family to go free of charge, as I wouldn’t otherwise have been able to go or even thought about going.
Eleanor McPhilips (aged 14)
Teachers are welcome to apply on behalf of pupils.