Cast and Parent Experiences

Taking part in one of our productions is enormous fun. Some children join W11 Opera for just one or two years whilst others begin at the age of nine and then perform with us every year until they leave school. You make lots of new friends of all ages from schools throughout London. Many former cast members recall that they especially enjoyed mixing with the older and more experienced performers when they started and then loved mentoring the younger ones in their final years with W11.

For parents it offers the opportunity to get involved in a unique community project where they too will make new friends from all walks of life.

 This is what our cast members and parents have said:

“My 3 years at W11 were honesty some of the best moments of my life and I am so grateful for the experience.”

“I wanted to say thank you to all at W11; 1) for the bursary place, without it (my child) wouldn’t have been able to be part of something truly wonderful but 2) the staff/volunteers- who are always so welcoming and obviously doing a great job for (my child) to once again come out of his shell. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart and the rest of my family.”

“I love W11! I love my part. W11 has changed my life.”

“This is my third year in W11 Opera and I really enjoy it. I like W11 because it is creative and challenging.”

“…I have absolutely loved it so far! W11 has given me the chance to practise my singing, acting and even dancing. I’ve made millions of new friends and hope to keep in touch with everyone!!!!!”

“W11 Opera is an unmissable experience and to all those youngsters out there, definitely come next year and give it a go because it sure is worth it!”

“W11 has brought me lots of opportunities over the years and has been a wonderful part of my life.”

“. ..I love putting on the make-up, trying on costumes, SINGING, dancing and acting plus meeting up with friends…”

 “I think this is a great opportunity to meet new people and sing your heart out. It is not all singing though. There is acting and dancing involved and you never have to be shy because everyone is doing it as well.”

“I think every bit of W11 Opera is absolutely super! It’s really good to not always have to do schoolwork and think about school but to take a really fun break and meet up out of school with different people and especially W11 Opera because it’s basically an essential part of life that one time or another you just have to have fun!”