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Open House

Learning@TheGrange Matinees

What is 'Open House'?

Open House is a free opportunity for Hampshire students to experience world class opera and jazz in our magnificent theatre!

Please click to read more about each of our opportunities on offer, below.

Open House 2023

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Open House Matinee

Così fan tutte

Date: Friday 2 June 2023

Time: Workshop - 12.45pm Performance - 3pm

Who for? Age 8+

Performance type: Opera

Duration: Workshop - 90 mins Performance - 185 mins approx.

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Open House Matinee

Orfeo ed Euridice

Date: Monday 5 June 2022

Time: 3.30 - 7pm

Who for? Year 6+

Performance type: Opera

Duration: Part I: Orfeo ed Euridice - 105 mins approx. Part II: Dido and Aeneas - 55 mins approx.

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Open House Matinee

Ellington: From Stride to Strings

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Time: 12.45pm

Who for? All ages

Performance type: Schools Jazz Performance

Duration: 105 mins approx.

Please contact Harriet (Learning Co-ordinator) if you have any questions.

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Further information:

Open House aims to give a new audience the opportunity to see our season’s full-scale productions. Our insightful introductions led by outstanding facilitators will explain operatic story lines, musical themes, details and designs.

Our new audience will be introduced to members of our creative teams, cast, orchestral members and back stage technicians to give them a full understanding of the rehearsal process and technical complexities.

For many, this will be the first time they have visited a professional theatre. We hope that the experience of hearing an opera singer, sounds of full orchestra and the sights of a staged production will open their eyes, broaden their horizons and encourage them to want more!

I was mesmerized by how well the orchestra played. It has inspired me to listen to different styles and genres of music more.

Ava, Year 5 (Preston Candover)
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