FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS
“Thanks to Young at the Opera’s carefully planned, professional guided tours, our kids were treated to a memory that will last a lifetime, and now feel that they too can partake of our common cultural heritage.”
Förskolan i Ur och Skur” (a rain or shine nursery school)
Young at the Opera runs a variety of projects aimed at schools, with everything from performances or visits to the Opera House and instrument-testing guided tours, to more comprehensive kinds of creative school projects. Some performances from the regular repertoire are also available as school performances.
DOES YOUR CLASS WANT TO VISIT THE OPERA HOUSE?
Every corner of the Opera House is bustling with activity from the wee hours of the morning, with more than 100 different working groups coming together to create the opera and ballet performances. In addition to exploring the Opera House both on stage and behind the scenes, children have the opportunity to try out an activity. For example, they can try on costumes, visit the ballet’s morning lessons or sit in on a rehearsal. Or try out an instrument.
- Guided tours are available for nursery classes from age five, and for school classes all the way up to upper secondary school.
- A guided tour usually starts at 9:30am and lasts until lunchtime.
- We are able to host a maximum of 35 per group, including adults.
- We recommend that the class bring along a packed lunch that can be eaten on site.
BOOKING & INFORMATION
TELEFONE +46 (0)8- 791 43 76
A morning with a guided tour and an activity: SEK 1,500 +VAT per class.
A single-hour tour: SEK 1,000 +VAT per class.
- Tickets at the school price of SEK 120 per pupil can be purchased at the Box office or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Anyone under age 26 may attend the Opera’s regular performances at half the regular price everywhere in the auditorium.
Young at the Opera organises Creative School projects, both small and large. Such projects cover anything from a brief workshop held in the classroom to a project involving an entire school over the course of a school year.
What is creative school?
The Swedish Arts Council awards Creative School grants, with the objective of enabling and encouraging children and young people to take part in professional cultural activities at school. The grant is awarded annually to primary school classes ranging from nursery to grade 9.
The aim of the grant is to:
• facilitate the long-term integration of cultural and artistic expression into primary school classes from nursery to grade 9, based on the school’s cultural mandate according to the current curriculum.
• increase the amount of professional cultural activities for and involving the students, in order to enhance access to all forms of cultural expression, as well as opportunities for individual creativity.
Creative School grants are applied for by the head of the school. The deadline for filing applications for the upcoming academic year falls at the beginning of the calendar year.
Read more at www.kulturradet.se
BECOME A SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE
Be part of the work done by Young at the Opera by becoming a school representative!
As a school representative, you are the point of contact between your school and the Royal Swedish Opera’s activities for children and young people. School classes visits the Opera to discover opera, ballet and music in a building full of creativity. Young at the Opera offers performances and educational activities for school classes from nursery to upper secondary school.
Being a school representative involves being our contact person. Your job is to convey the information you receive from us to your colleagues and pupils. We send out a newsletter three times per semester. You will also be invited to attend representative evenings and teacher evenings.