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Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring five of Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits.

Two pantechnicons are taking the performances around Scotland. to over thirty venues. Over half of these locations are hosting Scottish Opera for the first time.

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with intimate open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

Each performance lasts around thirty minutes, so you can immerse yourself in pint-sized versions of HMS PinaforeThe GondoliersIolantheThe Mikado or Pirates of Penzance. These take you on an unforgettable journey through the operas’ musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes each.

Packed with screwball humour, memorable characters, and of course brilliant tongue-twisting tunes, these mini operas are perfect for audiences of all ages.  

Safety for all audience members, performers and technical staff has been built into all the productions from the very start. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be observed at all times, with no compromise on your protection – or on your spellbinding operatic experience.

Performance DatesPopUp Opera 2021

Map List

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

10 Jun, 12.00 13 Jun, 16.30

Aden Country Park | Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

17 Jun, 14.00 17 Jun, 16.30

Baird Park | Stonehaven

18 Jun, 14.00 18 Jun, 16.30

Haddo House Hall | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

19 Jun, 12.00 19 Jun, 16.30

Mugdock Country Park | Glasgow

24 Jun, 12.00 24 Jun, 16.30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock | Greenock

26 Jun, 12.00 27 Jun, 16.30

Queen's Park Arena | Glasgow

30 Jun, 14.30 30 Jun, 18.30

Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill | Hawick

3 Jul, 12.00 3 Jul, 14.30

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre | Jedburgh

4 Jul, 12.00 4 Jul, 14.30

Huntershill Village | Bishopbriggs

14 Jul, 12.00 14 Jul, 16.30

Oban High School | Oban, Argyll

16 Jul, 12.00 17 Jul, 16.30

Stirling Castle | Stirling

16 Jul, 18.30 21 Jul, 20.15

Craigmonie Centre | Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire

20 Jul, 15.00 20 Jul, 18.00

Nevis Centre | Fort William

21 Jul, 12.00 21 Jul, 16.30

South Inch Park | Perth

22 Jul, 12.00 23 Jul, 16.30

Gynack Gardens | Kingussie

22 Jul, 12.30 22 Jul, 15.00

Ullapool High School | Ullapool

23 Jul, 12.00 24 Jul, 16.30

Glamis Castle | Forfar

24 Jul, 12.00 28 Aug, 18.00

Tong Hall | Isle of Lewis

27 Jul, 15.00 27 Jul, 18.00

Sporsnis (Ness Sports Centre) | Isle of Lewis

28 Jul, 15.00 28 Jul, 18.00

Edinburgh Zoo | Edinburgh

28 Jul, 18.30 8 Aug, 20.00

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 Jul, 12.00 1 Aug, 16.30

Grinneabhat | Isle of Lewis

29 Jul, 15.00 29 Jul, 18.00

Belleisle Estate | Ayr

4 Aug, 12.00 5 Aug, 16.30

St Andrews Bandstand | St Andrews

4 Aug, 12.00 5 Aug, 16.30 6 Aug, 16.30 4 Aug, 12.00

To book call

Fullarton Estate | Troon

6 Aug, 12.00 6 Aug, 16.30

Bowhouse Farm | Anstruther

6 Aug, 12.30 6 Aug, 18.30

East Kilbride Arts Centre | East Kilbride

7 Aug, 12.00 7 Aug, 16.30

Slessor Gardens | Dundee

7 Aug, 12.00 8 Aug, 16.30

Scottish Opera Production Studios | Glasgow

13 Aug, 12.00 15 Aug, 18.00

Crichton Kirk, Dumfries | Dumfries

18 Aug, 12.00 19 Aug, 16.30

Musselburgh Racecourse | Musselburgh, East Lothian

21 Aug, 12.00 22 Aug, 16.30

Strathpeffer Pavilion | Strathpeffer

25 Aug, 12.00 25 Aug, 16.30

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