London Jing Kun Opera

London Jing Kun Opera Association was set up by artists in 2002 and incorporated as a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee in 2007. It is the only organisation in the UK that promotes the learning, appreciation, and practice of Jingju (Beijing/Peking Opera) and Kunqu Opera. We give workshops and performances for all levels.


“The workshops were well planned, clearly described and really excellently taught by knowledgeable practitioners who really opened our eyes and ears to totally new areas we have never encountered before.” A. Barlow, St Peters Smithills Dean CE Primary, Bolton

“I have recommended LJKOA to a number of our Essex schools and the impact of their school workshops have been invigorating and change making. Students have used the ideas gained through these workshops in drama, dance, art and music and have enriched their performances/ coursework in GCSE and Diploma courses.” L. Lin, Essex- Jiangsu Education Manager (SIEY), Essex County Council


LJKOA has a highly acclaimed 8-year track record of performances and workshops UK-wide. We have also appeared at the Venice Biennale Theatre Carnival 2006 and the National Heritage Museum in Malta. Please visit our website for information on our core performers and workshop leaders. Our hands-on workshops combine learning with fun. We are adaptable to specific requirements and budgets.

Workshops for all levels

'China Day' – a choice of 3 options

• opera movements (hand-props optional)

• opera face-painting or opera glove puppet making

• music (strings, woodwind, and percussion)

• touch-and-play with 30 musical instruments

• calligraphy and/or brush painting

• crafts (paper-cutting, paper-folding, dragon-making)

• storytelling with role-play

'Opera Day'

'An Actor Prepares' - Introductory talk with slide-show, short performance, and a behind-the-scenes look at make-up and costuming

Residency (school performance project)

Chinese New Year programme

Costume hire

Key information

  • Workshops for all levels
  • Led by experienced professionals
  • Highly acclaimed 8-year track record
  • Enhanced CRB checked
  • Public liability insurance


Additional Information

The area/s in which this provider is available are:Home Counties

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