Join the Youth Company

"What's so great about Garsington Opera is how inclusive it is. I've never had a singing lesson yet I feel comfortable."
Youth Company member

Garsington Opera's Youth Company provides young people aged 9-25 with the opportunity to develop their singing, creative skills, confidence and stage experience through the exciting world of opera. Productions take place every summer at Garsington Opera, with rehearsals local to High Wycombe and the surrounding area. Application is via the form below and membership is through annual workshop auditions. No experience is necessary as we welcome young people from all backgrounds with enthusiasm and a zest for performing. All places are fully-funded and awarded on potential rather than prior experience.

2023 Production

The 2023 Youth Company project has been born out of the Dawn to Dusk devising sessions where young people around the world worked with a writer and composer to create the opera that will be performed. 

Rehearsals will be held in venues local to High Wycombe and the performance will be on Friday 28 July 2023 on the main stage at Garsington Opera near Stokenchurch. Please see the schedule for full details.

How to join

Auditions are held in the form of group workshop on Saturday 4 February in High Wycombe. No experience is needed as participants are selected on the basis of potential. 

If you are interested please sign-up for our open audition using the form below. Should you have any questions about the project or any difficulties with the form, please email

Backstage opportunities are also available for young people aged 13-25 to work with various professionals, including the designer or stage manager. Youth Company members are also offered the opportunity to undertake their Arts Award through Garsington Opera.

To express an interest in backstage opportunities or future projects, please contact us via the form below.

Love singing, acting, art and design or stage management?



Are you aged 9-25? Take the opera challenge and join our Youth Company. Develop singing, creative skills and stage experience. Perform on stage at Garsington Opera.
Auditions: Take place on an annual basis.
Price: Fully funded places awarded to successful auditionees
Venue: High Wycombe


Are you aged 13-25? Love art, design or stage management? Work with a professional designer or stage manager. For backstage opportunities within the Youth Company, please see the links below. 
Price: Fully funded places for successful applicants
Venue: High Wycombe

Every year the Youth Company stages a new production on Garsington Opera's main stage at Wormsley. To explore previous productions click the images below. 

   Eliza and the Swans