Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm



Residential facilities and a staff of exceptional caliber and international experience ensure that singers achieve their maximum potential during the opera studios and receive intensive coaching on the season’s chosen repertoire.

Expenses fees are paid to those singers taking part in the main opera production, and singers receive free accommodation and food. Expenses fees vary depending on the event.


Singers chosen to take part in a production at Clonter will receive free accommodation in a converted barn on the farm adjacent to the theatre or in a local bed and breakfast, depending on the size of the cast.

Accommodation is equipped with a bathroom and kitchen, sheets and towels are provided. The kitchen will be stocked to enable performers to make their own breakfast each day. Lunch and dinner will be provided throughout their stay by resident caterers, these meals will be served in the theatre dining room.

Clonter has a Green Room where performers can relax when not in rehearsals or receiving coaching. This is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a television and computers with wireless internet connection* (though singers can bring their own lap top).
*Internet connection is currently not available in the accommodation and please note that mobile phone reception can be quite poor in the area.

It is advised to bring warm, practical clothing as it can be cold inside the theatre, even in Summer. The accommodation is a short walk across a rough, unmade lane so appropriate shoes are also a must. The nearest shops are five miles away, and the area is not covered by public transport so it is advised to come prepared! If performers do not have their own transport a lift can usually be arranged into the nearest town.

Clonter is set in a beautiful rural location in the heart of the south Cheshire countryside. There is an outdoor swimming pool adjacent to the theatre and singers are invited to explore the local area between coaching and rehearsal sessions; singers may wish to walk to Jodrell Bank, home to the famous Lovell Telescope or venture a little further into Cheshire peaks and plains.