From December 2019

Bumps in the Night

New operas and a play in Hull’s most haunted building

Bumps in the Night tourguide
Poppy Shotts in Socrates by Satie with Hull Urban Opera

From June 2019


Satie’s exquisite monodrama in a mindful production

About us

Hull Urban Opera is a company specifically created to meet the needs of the people of Hull and has quickly become a valued part of the city’s creative ecology.

The company is run on socialist principles of fairness and equality which inform everything from casting, auditions and pay to repertoire and venues.

Our focus is mainly on exciting and engaging new work which can best meet the particular demands of the city with particular emphasis on quality and accessibility. We keep the quality high by working with the best available artists whilst introducing newcomers who can learn from them. HUO performs in unusual spaces across the city which have no stigma attached, have full disabled access and ticket prices reflecting the local cost of living.

We continue to support female composers and conductors and we warmly welcome applications from BAME and disabled artists who are less well represented in opera.

HUO’s Artistic Director is Russell Plows and the Outreach Director is Charlotte Fong.

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