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Learning and participation

Schools' Matinees

Introduce your students to the world’s best ballet and opera with our dedicated performances just for schools.

Receive support with travel costs if you are travelling from outside of London.

Booking opens 23 May 2016 for The Royal Opera's Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and The Royal Ballet's La Fille mal gardée.

Find out more and book a performance for your school.

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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. 29 March 2016

    Wayne McGregor’s Infra to be included in GCSE Dance

    Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor’s one-act ballet will become part of the GCSE curriculum.

  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. 1 March 2016

    Calling young composers! Entries for Fanfare Competition 2016 are now open

    Competition gives 11 to 18-year-olds the chance to create their own music for the Royal Opera House.