Chesterton Community College
Chesterton Community College is home of Cambridge Youth Opera, providing us with our rehearsal base and supporting CYO activities. We provide opportunities to Chesterton students across our productions, and they are able to take part in non-production activities (eg workshops and theatre visits) on the same basis as CYO members.
Our 2019/20 production of Hansel and Gretel will include singers from the Chesterton Year 7 choir who are working with us on the Gingerbread Children project. We will also be providing a workshop for Art and DT students, to work hands-on with our design mentor and young designer.
Cambridge Youth Dance Company
We are thrilled to be joined by Cambridge Youth Dance company for Hansel and Gretel. Choreographer Kate Durrant and dancers from the company will be working with us to provide imaginative, integrated dance across the production.
Sawston Village College and Bottisham Village College
In a new partnership for Hansel and Gretel we are providing theatre tech and stage management opportunities for students from Sawston and Bottisham Village Colleges. The students will work with the CYO team and the technical team at the Storey’s Field centre to develop their skills and experience.
Bottisham, Fen Ditton and Stapleford Primary Schools
Pupils from Bottisham, Fen Ditton and Stapleford Primary Schools will be joining us as Gingerbread Children for Hansel and Gretel, performing as a children’s chorus, a very important part of this production. We’re very excited to bring our offering to younger children for the first time.
Storey’s Field Centre
The Storey’s Field Centre is our performance venue partner. The Centre provides us with substantial technical support, including training for young lighting technicians, who gain invaluable experience working with professionals using the Centre’s state of the art theatre lighting system.
Cambridgeshire Music Hub
We are a partner in the Cambridgeshire Music Hub and a member of their opera strategy group.
Cambridge Youth Opera is proud to be an Artsmark Partner. Please contact us to find out more about how we can contribute to your Artsmark Programme.