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Our Schools' Matinees are now open for bookings

Bring your school to the Royal Opera House for their first experience of Opera and Ballet for only £7.50.

With dedicated performances for both primary and secondary schools, children are entranced by the music, colour and energy. Your class will enjoy the glamour and excitement of a trip to the Royal Opera House, optional workshops and a peek at life behind the scenes.

We will provide teachers with a schools' pack filled with curriculum-linked classroom resources to support you before and after your visit.

Bookings are now open for Swan Lake, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, La bohème and more.

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Join one of our Schools programmes to inspire your pupils about Opera, Ballet and Backstage Crafts.

Young People

Find out more about our programmes to support emerging talent.


From your first experience to a lifelong passion for Opera and Ballet, we offer deeper insights into life at the Royal Opera House.


Find out more about the range of people we work with, and where to find us.

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.

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. 2 May 2017

    'Do you think I could be in an opera one day?': Schoolchildren quiz soprano Ermonela Jaho

    As booking opens for the new Season's Schools' Matinees, soprano Ermonela Jaho answers schoolchildren's questions about opera.

  2. 9 March 2017

    What life is like as a Royal Opera House apprentice

    Apprentices get vital hands-on experience in a number of our backstage departments including Lighting, Wigs and Make-up, and Scenic Art.

  3. 27 February 2017

    How could Madama Butterfly look in the future? Design Challenge winners 2017 announced

    We challenged students to design sets, costumes and marketing strategies inspired by Puccini's opera as part of our Design Challenge.