Emma Doherty


Emma is a stage director based in Manchester and the Artistic Director of The Opera Shack, a collective designed to create accessible opera in unusual locations. Emma has worked with National Opera Studio at Welsh National Opera, British Youth Opera, Waterperry Opera Festival, Mahogany Opera, Manchester Collective, Olympias Music Foundation, Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera and Kensington Opera.

Emma believes music and theatre are essential tools for empowerment and wellbeing and has worked as a creative facilitator with children, young people and adults in various settings including Streetwise Opera, Brighter Sounds, The Irene Taylor Trust, TIPP, Olympias Music Foundation, Manchester Rape Crisis, Manchester Action on Street Health, and Music Action International.