Leeds-based lifestyle, PR and content collective, Chapter 81, has joined forces with independent design agency, Saul Studio, to deliver a unique new project for Opera North. The collaboration will help deliver branding and PR for the opening of the opera company’s brand new restaurant and bar.

Work so far has seen the two agencies work closely with Opera North to design and develop a full identity for the new restaurant, including a modern name and set of creative visuals designed to elevate the venue and attract a broad range of customers old and new.

The team will continue to collaborate to amplify the opening of Opera North’s renovated space, which sees the New Briggate restaurant site brought to life with fresh furnishings, an extended space and a modern vibe. It’s all part of the new front-of-house facilities for 300-seat music and events venue, the Howard Assembly Room, and marks a significant moment – not just for Opera North, but for the whole of Leeds. The long-awaited development promises to broaden horizons and create new opportunities for the arts scene across the city.

Simon Fogal, managing director says: “You don’t get many opportunities to work with such an incredible institution – both in Leeds and the world over. Opera North has been amazing to work with, and through various workshops and site visits, it’s now time to start revealing the plans. We can’t wait to get cracking on this new vision for the city and the whole Upper Briggate area of Leeds. We’re now proud to have worked with Saul Studio on a few projects, including Thackray Museum of Medicine, the Tetley and Rolling Social Events.”

Dan Pilgrim of Saul Studio, says: “We’ve been waiting for an identity project like this to come along – one that feels like the perfect fit for us and Chapter 81 – and we couldn’t have wished for a more exciting client than Opera North.”

Richard Mantle, general director at Opera North, says: “Opening our new restaurant and bar is going to be a huge new adventure, completing the transformation of our site on New Briggate, right in the heart of Leeds. We’re very excited to be working with Chapter 81 and Saul Studio on the next phase, as we gear up to opening this July. We can’t wait to finally be able to share this brilliant, vibrant new restaurant with the city.”