Victoria Newlyn

Director - Teacher - Movement Director

About Me

I started out as an actor and worked principally in theatre before moving into the world of opera as a movement and drama teacher, director and choreographer.

I teach at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and collaborate frequently with British Youth Opera and the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.

Much of my work is focused around young and developing artists, enabling expression, agency and ownership in both existing and newly created pieces.

I continue to perform as an actor, mainly in collaboration with singers and musicians. Below are my next engagements.


Guildhall Double Bill: Respighi

6, 8, 10 & 13 November 2023
Director Victoria Newlyn
Conductor Dominic Wheeler
Designer Laura Jane Stanfield
Lighting Designer Jake Wiltshire


Royal Academy Opera: Scenes

15 & 16 Feb 2024
Director Victoria Newlyn
Music Director Brenda Hurley
Designer TBA
Lighting Designer TBA


West Green House Opera: TBA

Summer 2024
Director Victoria Newlyn
Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren
Designer Laura Jane Stanfield
Lighting Designer Sarah Bath