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Learning and participation

Welcome Performances

Welcome Performances are for families who have never been to a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House before. You don’t need to know anything about either – just come along and give it a try.

Tickets are only £5–£20.

Booking for the next Welcome Performance of The Royal Ballet's Giselle on Saturday 2 April is now open.

Register and book online here.

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Try our fun and informative events and activities for children and adults.

Schools and Colleges

Programmes for students of different ages and levels of experience.


Develop your own skills with our courses and programmes, designed to help you deliver the Arts in the classroom in creative, innovative ways.

Learning in Thurrock

Royal Opera House Learning in Thurrock works with schools, colleges and communities through a programme of locally based projects.

Royal Opera House Bridge

Royal Opera House is one of ten national ‘Bridges’ that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture.

ROH Collections

Explore the worldclass archive of the Royal Opera House documents the history of the three theatres that have stood on the Covent Garden site since 1732.


Discover more about our productions from the world-class artists and creators working on stage and behind the scenes at The Royal Opera House.

Contact us

For enquiries about any of the ROH Learning and Participation projects, telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9410 or email

News and features

  1. 4 February 2016

    Winners of the 2016 Design Challenge Competition announced

    This year’s competition challenges students to create designs for the opera La traviata and celebrates young creative talent.

  2. 19 October 2015

    Youth Opera Company to star alongside some of the world’s top opera singers in Carmen

    The Royal Opera’s young singing group will perform alongside singers including Bryan Hymel, Jonas Kaufmann and Sonya Yoncheva.

  3. 15 October 2015

    TheatreCraft to return to the Royal Opera House on 20 November 2015

    The annual careers event will be opened by Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre.