We can be so dramatic

Great audience feedback for Session #2!

"It was beautiful!" The music was haunting, the artists, amazing" "The arcade was ideal and the soloists excellent" "I loved Paragon and the people passing by" "Great to have the composers there to introduce and explain" "Very emotional and a lovely acoustic" Thanks...

Announcing Session #2

Join our mailing list or send us a message to receive priority booking to Session #2 featuring four fascinating Northern female composers...

The story so far…

We began our mission with a free 15-minute production of Christmas Meeting in December 2017, which took new opera to three locations in the city - the Thornton Estate, Brain Jar and Trinity Methodist Church on Newland Avenue. Our aims were taken up by the BBC who...

Hear our Yorkshire composers on the 4th April at Brain Jar

Hull Urban Opera Collective is delighted to announce that over the coming months we'll be working with local composers to bring you a taste of home-grown opera. The Brain Jar sessions will include music from new operas by exciting young composers including Michael...

Hull Urban Opera Collective is


a new not-for-profit organisation whose aims are to invigorate artistic life in the city with new thinking about artistic production and audience engagement.

The Creative Team


Russell Plows

Music Director

Ben Newton


Lucy Thomson-Smith

Hull Urban Opera Collective is a group of Hull-based artists who are passionate about opera. We believe that Hull deserves its own unique opera scene which reflects the city’s pragmatism, playfulness and sardonic sense of humour.

Our work engages with audience in new ways at unusual venues throughout the city and ranges from the classics to new and contemporary pieces, all delivered with Northern passion! Why not join our mailing list and be the first to know what’s next?

No tuxedo. No party dress. Just thrillingly-sung, memorable theatre.

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