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 comprehensive teachers' support pack 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. 


See photos from last year's Primary Schools Tour.



Primary Schools Tour Spring and Summer 2017



Tale o' Tam o'Shanter


Music Karen MacIver Lyrics Ross Stenhouse


Our children’s operas make learning fun, 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. This year’s show is The Tale o’  Tam o’Shanter  – an exciting romp based on Robert Burns’ famous poem, Tam o’Shanter.


Spring 2017 16 Jan to 31 Mar
Summer 2017 17 Apr to 23 Jun


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.







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