Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera

Friday 24 August

11am Be a Sport, Spike!
1pm Be a Sport, Spike!
3pm A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Free performances

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and taking The Pop-up Opera Roadshow to North Edinburgh Arts as part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Fun-filled 25-minute shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera

A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Suitable for all the family

Aboard the ship HMS Pinafore, Josephine, the captain’s daughter, is in love with one of the crew. Her father definitely doesn’t approve. Overturning social order and parental wishes alike, the couple plan to elope. But a surprise confession soon leaves everything in doubt…

Be a Sport, Spike!

For kids aged 4 to 7 and their families

Meet Mike ‘The Spike’ McTavish – the greatest sportsman the world has ever seen. There’s no-one who can run faster, jump higher or swim further than mega-fit Spike. But there is one thing that Spike can’t do – sing! Join him and his friends as he starts to exercise those vocal cords, and finds out that a little perseverance can go a long way.


Limited space so advance booking is recommended. To book your place call NEA box office 0131 315 2151 or visit in person.