About

English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year. Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.

For more information please visit our website: www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

The Linbury Prize

This biennial Prize, the most important of its kind in the UK, brings together the best of emerging designers with professional theatre, dance and opera companies.

The four winners of each competition receive a cash prize together with a professional commission to design a production for a major company. Companies that have collaborated with the Prize in recent years include English Touring Opera, Headlong, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Lyric Hammersmith and Random Dance.

The Linbury Prize for Stage Design is funded entirely by the Linbury Trust, a charitable trust founded in 1973 by Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG (John Sainsbury), and his wife Anya, Lady Sainsbury, CBE, the former ballerina Anya Linden. The name ‘Linbury’ is thus derived from the names Linden and Sainsbury.

For more information please visit www.linburyprize.org.uk