Response from the Chief Executive - Updated Friday 20 March 2020


The National Opera Studio is committed to ensuring the safety of its Young Artists, Coaches and Staff.  As such, we are paying very close attention to the guidance coming out of the UK government at this time and have taken steps to ensure that the Studio remains a safe space for all who come through its doors.

In response to recent advice, which will help stop the spread of the virus and protect those who are most at risk, the National Opera Studio has now cancelled its forthcoming public events in March and April.  With our events beyond April, we are working with the authorities, partners and venues to assess the feasibility of these taking place, and we will update this page as soon as decisions are made.

We have taken the step from today to close the National Opera Studio's Clore Building in London. This temporary measure will be in effect until Tuesday 14 April 2020. Our team will continue to work remotely during the closure, so please do feel free to contact us via email or the NOS social media channels. For general enquiries, please email [email protected] and your message will be forwarded to the relevant department.

We are also investigating the possibility of hosting some of the cancelled events behind closed doors and live-streaming some concerts.  We will announce more about these plans in the coming weeks.

I would like to thank our Young Artists, coaching team, friends and supporters for their incredible patience, resilience and flexibility while this situation has unfolded, and we are doing everything possible to ensure that our Young Artists can fully benefit from their remaining months on the Programme.

Supporting the Studio at this difficult time

Despite careful planning, the loss of ticket income and lunchtime concert donations greatly affects the NOS’s ability to meet its income targets.  You can help the Studio today by making a donation to support our work.



Emily Gottlieb
Chief Executive