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Chance to Dance

Chance to Dance provides a creative introduction to Ballet for all Year 3 children in Thurrock, Lambeth and Southwark.

A combination of practical workshops and Royal Ballet demonstrations capture their imagination and allow children to experience the magic of Ballet. These projects often spark a life-long passion for dance.

Children who are identified with an enthusiasm and aptitude are invited to join the Chance to Dance company for up to four years. The company meets weekly and work towards an annual performance alongside dancers from the Royal Ballet as well as getting involved with special Royal Opera House projects and performances.

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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

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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. 5 May 2015

    Eight new apprenticeships offered at the Royal Opera House

    Opportunities are available across our Backstage, Technical, and Learning and Participation departments.

  2. 2 May 2015

    If I were Prime Minister I would…

    We asked a group of 11-17-year-olds to put themselves in the shoes of the next Prime Minister and tell us what arts initiatives they would include in their manifesto.

  3. 30 March 2015

    Degree in Costume Construction to begin in September 2015

    BA (Hons.) course will focus on the cutting and making of costumes for opera, ballet, theatre, film and TV.