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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. Alternatively, if your ideal job is not listed, register for our email alert service and we’ll get in touch as soon as a suitable role becomes available.

Casual and Freelance Opportunities

Opportunities occasionally arise to work in a variety of roles on a casual or freelance basis. For further details, click here.

View our Standard Terms for Self-Employed Contractors (PDF)

The Royal Opera House Apprenticeship Scheme

The Royal Opera House runs an innovative Apprenticeship Scheme across a variety of backstage departments. To find out more, click here.

First Stage – Work Experience at the Royal Opera House

First Stage, the work experience programme of the Royal Opera House, offers participants a valuable insight and practical experience of working in the arts industry. For further details and a list of current placements, click here.

Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

This programme is designed to support talented performers in their artistic development. Following selection by application and audition, artists work with the Royal Opera House over a two year contract. For more information, click here.