Past Events

5 August, 2020

Crazy Kids Cabaret: 5th Aug

10 am Wednesday 5th August 

A Family-Friendly 30-minute show!
It’s August – it’s CRAZY!

Lobsterliciously – Spreading the Lobster Love with LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters!
Pop music that brings uplifting joyous fun with The V&A’s Glastonbury Festivals People’s Playlist favourite, No.1 artist, LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! 

Join LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! in this fun half-hour with joyous uplifting pop moves and catchy tunes. “Show Me Your Claws” Beautiful PinchyPinchykisskiss Peoples and we’ll have a Lobsterliciously happening half-hour together Spreading the Lobster Love.

The event will be streamed live on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/barefootopera 

26 July, 2020

Workshop: Let’s Make a Song! Lucy Mulgan

4 pm Sunday, July 26th 

As we are now allowed to meet outside – this event will be live and in person! (not via zoom)

For all ages, Lucy will lead this workshop incorporating improvisation and story-telling. Together we will create a new piece of music involving singing, body, and voice “percussion”. Come along with a big voice and a lot of energy! 

A regular with Barefoot Opera, Lucy Mulgan is a composer, bass player, and educator who works in many different styles – from opera to jazz and pop. 

Please register & you will receive details of this event which will be outside in St Leonards-on-Sea.
Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.

22 July, 2020

Artists Session: Tom & Chiara – Songs for the Isolated

8pm Wednesday 22nd July

Join Tom and Chiara for a living room session of folk songs, vocal harmonies, and stories.

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Clarkson and soprano Chiara Vinci (aka Stage Left Project) share a personal selection of songs that have kept their spirits up during the Lockdown. Enjoy songs from Kurt Weill to Crosby Stills and Nash with midweek wine or summer sobriety. 

The link to watch live is here

Barefoot Opera is partnering with Isolation Station to produce our Artists Sessions 

17 July, 2020

Music Quiz: Play that funky music for a while!

6.30pm Friday 17 July 

Back by popular demand, Multi-instrumentalist Tom Clarkson and soprano Chiara Vinci (aka Stage Left Project) present a Hastings-based music quiz with live music performances throughout. You don’t have to know everything, but if you do then you’ll probably win.

Prizes include pride, glory, and satisfaction. 

Please register & you will receive the zoom link on the day of the event.
Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.

13 July, 2020 - 17 August, 2020

Workshop: Breathe, Move, Sing

Arts on Prescription 

Every Monday 10am

This is an open “Sing for pleasure and health” class that is run in partnership with Arts on Prescription and Jenny Miller.

Register with Arts on Prescription here for Zoom invite

Follow Arts on Prescription on Facebook here

8 July, 2020

Artists Session: Alice Privett – Opera in my Pjs

8pm Wednesday 8th July 

As the rules relax, why shouldn’t you? Enjoy a mixture of classic opera favourites, Schubert Lieder and Folksong- all from the comfort of your own home. Don your PJs, get comfy, pour a glass of wine: treat yourself!

Soprano Alice Privett studied at the Guildhall and the Royal Academy and has since worked as a soloist with Holland Park, Opera, Garsington Opera, and Longborough Festival Opera. She particularly loves opportunities to perform contemporary music. 

The event will be streamed live here:

Barefoot Opera is partnering with Isolation Station to produce our Artists Sessions.


3 July, 2020 - 31 July, 2020

Virtual Cafe: Bloom Sharing

Every Friday 11am – from 3rd July

Let’s stay in touch!
Come along every Friday to chat, share stories, poetry, and photos. Every week a new theme!

Starting on July 3rd with “My Garden”

Please register & you will receive the zoom link on the day of the event.
Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.

1 July, 2020 - 30 September, 2020

Bulletin: Bloom This Summer

1st & 15th of each month
Posted on Barefoot Opera’s YouTube Channel.

Bloom’s twice-monthly video newsletter with Caf Fean & Lucy Mulgan sharing all things Bloom.

We want to hear from you!
Send us clips of you singing or reciting a poem or colourful photos of your lockdown garden… or anything Bloom related!

Email us! bloom@barefootopera.com

As well as clips and photos from you we will feature guest spots from our core team and community partners. Keep up to date with all the news, music and a lot of flowers! 

28 June, 2020

Workshop: Bloom by Zoom

Sunday 28th June
4 – 5 pm

We are kicking off our on-line Bloom activities with a Bloom by Zoom Workshop!

Jenny Miller, accompanied by Alice Privett, will first give you an energized fun blast of Barefoot Opera’s ‘Breath Movement and Sound’ and then lead you through two of the big numbers from Act One of Bloom Britannia.  A great chance to try out for yourself what the music is like, or a great chance to re-connect with participants from last year.  Jenny will ensure that you can follow as a first-timer. 

We will have a Makaton signer to make the session as accessible as possible.

Music:  Spirelighter and Ayde Jano are downloadable as either text only or music. Please visit the bloom download page below.

Please register & you will receive the zoom link on the day of the event.
Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.

1 March, 2020 - 31 March, 2020

Red! A Children’s Opera

In 2018 Jenny commissioned Barefoot Opera’s Lucy Mulgan to compose a children’s opera; Red!

Jenny and Lucy decided she should adapt Little Red Riding Hood for today’s generation.

25 January, 2020

Burns Night

Saturday 25th January 2020
From 8 pm (Doors Open 7:30 pm)

The Music Room
6 The Uplands Maze Hill TN380HL

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Our annual Burns Night Barefoot fundraiser is by now an established tradition…

3 November, 2019

Chamber Music Recital

Sunday 3rd November @ 6 pm

Barefoot Opera welcomed the Chenovsky Piano Trio for a fundraising autumn recital. Come along for a very special programme.

26 September, 2019 - 27 October, 2019

The Barber of Seville

Barefoot Opera brought their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, (The Barber of Seville).

8 September, 2018 - 12 October, 2018


Seville came to England with the story of Carmen and her tragic end at the hand of Don José.

Photo credit: Chris Parker

11 November, 2017

L’Incoronazione Di Poppea

Monteverdi’s dramatic tale of treachery and love was updated on a stage dominated by a giant bed, with a set design by Peter Fillingham.

8 September, 2017 - 14 October, 2017

La Bohème

Barefoot’s youthful singers brought fresh poignancy to this dramatic portrayal of Bohèmian Paris.

24 September, 2016


For the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Barefoot Opera staged a performance of specially commissioned pieces sung by local choirs.

5 September, 2015

L’Elisir D’Amore

Soprano Sophie Pullen sang her heart out as Adina in Barefoot’s staging of Donizetti’s masterpiece.