Primary Schools Tour

Scottish Opera's annual Primary Schools Tour is one of our longest established and most popular education programmes with around 10,000 children accessing the performances each year.


Our Primary Schools Tour helps teachers all over Scotland deliver aspects of A Curriculum for Excellence. These children’s operas make learning exciting,
challenging and creative and allow pupils to participate in a high-quality, day-long music theatre workshop, ending with a performance for parents and guests. 


Each school that participates in a Tour receives:

· High quality teaching resources, including a teaching pack and CD to help teach

and introduce the music and related activities.

· An advance visit from a specialist choral musician.
· A day-long workshop with a team of highly experienced arts education specialists

and performers.
· A 30 minute performance for family, friends and schoolmates to share


Primary Schools Tour Spring and Summer 2014


The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House



Music by Alan Penman
Lyrics by Johnny McKnight


Enter if you dare…It’s midnight and the ghosts of the ancient MacCabbra Opera House are rising from their graves to help struggling writers Compo Zerr and Libby Retto finish their final masterpiece. Can they polish it off before the audience arrives? Will the critics slay their creation? And more importantly, will the hapless duo make it safely through the night?


A new show for upper primary pupils, The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House is a cross-curricular gothic horror extravaganza that explores the work that goes into creating an opera, both on-stage and off.



If you would like to talk about any of our education projects, or are interested in arranging a creative collaboration with Scottish Opera, call the Education Department on 0141 332 9559 for more information.


Spring Term 2014 20 Jan - 4 Apr

Summer Term 2014 - 28 Apr to 27 Jun





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