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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.


Nearly 1,200 young people joined us for TheatreCraft 2014, the annual free event promoting the huge variety of careers available backstage. Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, opened this year's event with an inspiring speech that called for the next generation of theatrical talent to lead the way and "bite at her heels". "I truly believe theatre in its wider sense has something in it for absolutely everyone. Theatre can be driving a van to take a small group of actors into a prison to run a workshop, to enable those people to think about their lives differently. Theatre can be building sets in village halls all across the country, to take theatre to people who might not have access to it... Theatre is all about people and their shared experiences.” Click here to watch Vicky's speech.

This year's event was the biggest yet. 54 theatre organizations, colleges and training providers exhibited in the marketplace in the Paul Hamlyn Hall and industry professionals provided 76 careers advice workshops, covering everything from producing, directing and designing to puppetry, marketing and theatre journalism.

Clare Elliott, a volunteers Ambassadors commented: "I really feel as though the day will help my career. I talked to a lot of people about their roles and how they got there. I thought the day gave me more of an insight of what I wanted to do in life, but also understand that it’s OK to not know what to do as well, as there are so many opportunities out there for me."

TheatreCraft is organized by Creative and Cultural Skills, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Royal Opera House, Society of London Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust.

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.