Events & Experiences

Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is back on the road and visiting Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday 27th September with two captivating shows for audiences of all ages.

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with intimate open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

Immerse yourself in a pint-sized version of The Gondoliers, which takes you on an unforgettable journey through the opera's musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes. And discover The Song of the Clyde, a brand new operatic history of Scotland’s best-loved river, created specially for family audiences.

Safety for all audience members, performers and backstage crew has been built into all three productions from the very start. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be observed at all times, with no compromise on your protection – or on your spellbinding operatic experience.

Please note that tickets are now SOLD OUT for Sunday, 27th September for the Pop-Up Opera. Tickets for the Pop-Up Opera are free and must be booked in advance.


Sunday 27th September

  • 11am The Song of the Clyde - SOLD OUT
  • 1.30pm The Song of the Clyde - SOLD OUT
  • 3.30pm The Gondoliers SOLD OUT


For more detailed information on the event and its Covid-19 safety measures visit the Scottish Opera’s website.

Safety comes first and it is important everyone follows the government guidance to protect themselves and others. This means you must book your tickets and time slot online in advance. Customers must pre-book their tickets separately with us online for entry to the Zoo. This is not included in your Pop-Up Opera ticket.

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