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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.

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Apprenticeship Scheme

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

Casual and Freelance Opportunities

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

Skills London

The Royal Opera House will be attending Skills London on 15 and 16 November 2019, London’s largest careers events for schools, teachers and parents, which takes place at ExCeL London.


TheatreCraft returns to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on Monday 11 November 2019 and the Royal Opera House Staff and Apprentices will be there to answer your questions about backstage careers.

How we hire

Find out more about the selection process and what we look for in employees

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.

Working at ROH

Find out more about what you can expect working at the Royal Opera House.

First Stage - Work Experience

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

Recruitment Privacy Statement

Before completing your online application you may wish to take some time to read our Recruitment Privacy Statement.

Catering Vacancies

Our external contractor Company of Cooks offer a variety of opportunities for those looking for roles in the Catering and Hospitality sector.

Career Guidance

Getting started in the arts sector and developing your career.

Stonewall: Acceptance without exception

enei: the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion

Disability Confident

News and features

  1. 22 January 2017

    How to get a job in the arts

    Time for a career change? How about working in the arts sector?

  2. 4 November 2016

    Discover the range of exciting backstage careers in the arts at TheatreCraft 2016

    London’s largest careers fair for young people interested in a career in theatre will be held at The Waldorf Hilton on 14 November.

  3. 28 October 2016

    Life after dance: Why hanging up dancing shoes needn't be the end of a career

    Two former dancers share how Dancers' Career Development helped them into new vocations beyond the stage.