This summer the Belfast School of Performing Arts are pulling out all the stops for their annual Summer Youth Project.

Granted by kind permission of Cameron Mackintosh, they will be showcasing the iconic musical Les Misérables performed entirely by students and directed by James Huish.

Here’s five reasons to check it out…

1. First time in GOH

This iconic musical has never been performed at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. We’re always up for something new and this seems like a great way to spend an evening!

2. A special anniversary

This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of Les Misérables on the stage.

3. Best of Irish talent on stage

BSPA took their search for the cast all Ireland and have secured a very talented bunch of young people from the four corners of Ireland.

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4. You’ll know most of the songs

You’ll know a lot of the songs and will undoubtedly be captivated by the young people singing them. From ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ and ‘On My Own’ to ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ and ‘Bring Him Home’.

5. It’s an emotional rollercoaster

It’s a show not to be missed, it will make you feel happy, sad, uplifted and it will most likely give you goosebumps!

Win Tickets To Les Miserables School Edition

Les Misérables takes place in Belfast’s Grand Opera House from Friday August 19 to Saturday August 27 and promises to delight and astound audiences during a ten night spectacular delivered by a 65-strong cast students from across Ireland aged just 16-19.

Good news is, we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away…

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The Belfast School of Performing Arts operates schools across Northern Ireland which teach the arts of Dancing, singing and acting to students aged just 3 -18. BSPA also run an annual summer youth project and regular masterclasses with some of the most talented individuals from both the West End and Broadway.

For further information on BSPA please visit or to books tickets to see Les Miserables please visit

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