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Sat 15th July 2023 7:00PM

The Octagon Barn

Opera Unwrapped Gala

Join award winning conductor John Andrews, and some of the UK’s finest opera singers, to celebrate the greatest hits of Opera and to premiere brand new music, soon to be hitting UK stages.

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8 / 9 / 13 / 14 / 16 July 2023

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Special offer! Book now and fly with Into Opera to 1960s Spain and our dazzling, new production of Carmen.

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Sunday 9th July 2023

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Party in the Park

Live music, picnics and workshops for all the family. Kids go free.

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 Sunday 9th, 16th & Monday 10th July 2023

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Captain Blood's Revenge

Snap up your tickets to our fun filled pirate opera for all the family, full of hidden treasures!

The World Premiere of Three Children’s Operas

Into Opera has been working with three primary schools in Norwich as part of 2-year artistic residency Inspiring a Creative Revolution in Primary Schools. These three operas have been co-created with these schools over four months of collaborative workshops. 

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4.00pm Tuesday 11 July 2023
5.30pm Tuesday 11 July 2023

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The School For Explorers

A new opera created with St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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5.30pm Tuesday 11 July 2023
5.30pm Wednesday 12 July 2023

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There's a Dinosaur in the Playground!

A new opera created with The Bawburgh School

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4.00pm Wednesday 12 July 2023
5.30pm Wednesday 12 July 2023

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The Books That Disappeared

A new opera created with Sprowston Junior School

Friday 7th July 2023

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Opera Meets Jazz

Join us for the opening night of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival and an unforgettable jazz takeover led by the internationally renowned trumpeter Enrico Tomasso.

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Thursday 6th July 2023

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Finding Your Voice

A chance to come together with other schools in Norfolk to launch the
Norfolk Into Opera Festival with a ‘big sing’ led by Into Opera and the Voices Foundation.

The Norfolk Into Opera Festival offers an imaginative and immersive opportunity to experience opera in the surroundings of the beautiful Octagon Barn. 

If you would like to support us in ensuring the Norfolk Into Opera Festival becomes a long-lasting event in Norfolk you can help by making a donation to Into Opera or volunteering your time.

If you would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch:


Little Plumstead

The Octagon Barn is unique and the only building of its type, unchanged from its original design. It was built around the late 1600s as a non-conformist Methodist meeting chapel. The original 8 side shape sits under a magnificent open vaulted octagon roof, to give a grand central atrium.

Ahead of all performances you are welcome to arrive early to enjoy the grounds and this beautiful setting. Our bar will be open and you are welcome to bring a picnic. Come along and experience opera in this unique and relaxed environment. 

Free parking is available on site.


Situated just 5 miles east of Norwich city centre, The Octagon Barn is easy to reach for those coming by train or taxi.

It is situated between the villages of Great and Little Plumstead, just 1 mile from the A47. After the A1042 Postwick turning take the 1st left turn on to Church Road. Follow the road and turn right after approximately 1 mile on to Water Lane, signposted Little Plumstead. At the T junction, follow the road to the right, signposted Little Plumstead Hospital, after 100m take the next left signposted ‘Octagon’.

The Octagon Barn sits amongst restored and converted farm buildings, north of the Octagon Park.

The Octagon Barn, Hospital Road, Little Plumstead, Norwich NR13 5FH

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