Inspire young hosts scheme

Get involved with one of the most exciting summer opera festivals in the UK

In 2016 Opera Holland Park will continue the further development of the Inspire Project. Following the success of last season we will once again be organising the Inspire Young Hosts (Volunteers) Scheme.
We are inviting enthusiastic and outgoing young people (aged 18-21), eager to gain experience in a public interfacing environment, curious to go on an adventure in the world of opera and culture and willing to help us create a warm and welcoming atmosphere over the course of our summer season.  Volunteer hosts will complement our front of house team and have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people from our patrons and visitors to VIPs at our high profile events.

How you can help

  • Welcoming, assisting, and providing general information to patrons and guests
  • Assisting our Front of House and Events teams
  • Creating a positive and comfortable environment for our patrons

The festival will take place from 7 June to 13 August 2016. The volunteers will be on site from 5pm until 7.30pm for evening performances and 11.30am until 2pm on the matinee day; we hope they will be able to participate during at least three days throughout the season.

Basic training and guidance will be provided prior to starting and continue on an ongoing basis.

Reasons for volunteering

  • Being part of one of the UK’s most exciting opera companies and gaining valuable experience
  • Building self-confidence and skills in customer focused environment
  • Experiencing Opera Holland Park festival’s unique feel and interacting with the community
  • An invitation to see dress-rehearsals in the beautiful environment of Holland Park
  • Reference at the end of your period of volunteering

Through the Inspire Young Hosts Scheme we aim to establish a long lasting relationship with young volunteers, as well as continue with the Inspire Project’s mission and encourage young people to discover and actively participate in the world of opera and classical music.

Please download our registration form below:
Registration Form OPERA HOLLAND PARK Season 2016

If you would like to take part in the scheme please email for more information.