About us

Photo: Matt Priestley

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning performing arts charity for people who are or have been homeless. We run creative programmes in five regions across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.

Our productions platform the skills of our performers in a professional arena, showing that whatever life throws at them, they can achieve great things. Underpinning these, our workshop programme offers a dependable source of creativity in lives where everything else can be changing.

Our most recent production, Tell Me The Truth About Love (Sage Gateshead, April 2018) in partnership with Royal Northern Sinfonia, was described as ‘a powerful and inspiring show’ (The Guardian) and ‘a joyous and passionate celebration’ (The Stage).

We also founded With One Voice, an international movement which seeks to build the arts and homelessness sector globally through exchanges in policy and practice. With One Voice became an independent charity in April 2019.

Download our latest annual report and annual accounts below, or visit our 'core values' page to find more about our methodology and approach.