Scottish Opera: BambinO

10am & 11.30am

Running time (approx.): 45 minutes

Age: Ideal for infants up to 12 months

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

* Ticket prices include £1.50 booking fee

This performance takes place in the Empire Rooms at the Festival Theatre


Scottish Opera’s BambinO is back! This five-star, sell-out show has been entertaining babies around the world since it was created in 2017.

A magical piece of music theatre for infants up to 12 months, it is aimed at an audience that does not often get a look-in at opera… but whose minds are wide open to new sounds and experiences.

BambinO is set in a captivating world of bright colours, fluffy clouds, and quirky characters. It tells the story of a young bird leaving its nest for the first time. Gentle, playful, and engaging, BambinO is written by Scottish composer Lliam Paterson, with original direction by Improbable’s ever-imaginative Phelim McDermott.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique celebration of both the power of music and of the infant imagination.

This performance takes place in the Empire Rooms at the Festival Theatre.

A co-production with Manchester International Festival & Improbable.

★ ★ ★ ★

For imagination and enchantment, this enterprise deserves every rosette going.

The Observer

★ ★ ★ ★

It was lovely to see the look of rapt awe on the faces of most of the very littlest members of the audience.

Manchester Evening News




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