THE Grand Opera House York’s Stage Experience is a chance for local young people to take part in our Stage Experience project, working with a professional creative team to put on a full scale musical here at the theatre. This year it will be Fame The Musical and young musicians have successfully auditioned to play with professionals in the orchestra.

Fame is the ultimate inspiring story of a group of diverse students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work in New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. The show follows the class from their admission to their graduation, and looks at their struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – as they navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance. Featuring the Academy Award-winning title song and a host of other catchy pop numbers, Fame is an international sensation and provides great opportunities to feature a diverse talent pool.

Fame The Musical is at the Grand Opera House York, Thursday, 3 to Saturday, August 5.Tickets are available from the Box Office on 0844 871 3024 or go to