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The Royal Opera House strives to attract and appoint top talent to support its development as a leader in Performance Arts and contemporary British culture.

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process to the highest industry standards.


We are regularly recruiting for a range of roles; please see our vacancies page for more details.

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Apprenticeship Scheme

The Royal Opera House runs an innovative Apprenticeship Scheme across a variety of backstage departments.

First Stage - Work Experience

First Stage offers participants a valuable insight and practical experience of working in the arts industry.

Casual and Freelance Opportunities

Opportunities occasionally arise to work in a variety of roles on a casual or freelance basis.

Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme supports the artistic development of talented singers at the beginning of their career.


TheatreCraft is a free, annual careers fair that offers an insight into training and careers within the arts.

Diversity and Inclusion

Equality and diversity are intrinsic to the artistic vision of the Royal Opera House and essential for the future of our art forms – find out more about our commitments to diversity.

News and features

  1. 7 July 2016

    First Stage: How to become an opera director

    The Royal Opera's Directing Observership gives those at the start of their careers all-important hands-on experience.

  2. 17 March 2016

    Listen: ROH Apprentices on getting into the theatre industry – ‘The hands-on experience you get is something you can’t learn from a book’

    From Technical Theatre to Costume Support, our apprentices talk about what it’s like on our in-work training programme.

  3. 16 October 2014

    Working behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House

    In preparation for TheatreCraft 2014 careers fair, a selection of our favourite backstage films and resources.