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Schools' Matinees

The new Season of Schools' Matinee performances has been announced, with applications now open for Romeo and Juliet and The Marriage of Figaro.

Introduce your students to the world’s best ballet and opera for only £7.50.

6 full-length performances just for young people, reaching over 10,000 school children from across the UK every season.

Receive support with travel costs for schools travelling from outside of London.

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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.

iTunes U

We have a huge bank of videos, audio and resources free for you to download or view on iTunes U.

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. 12 May 2015

    FUSED 2015: A festival of choruses and costume with ROH Thurrock

    This year’s exciting summer programme includes a costume party, BP Big Screen relay, and performances from our Thurrock singing groups. 

  2. 5 May 2015

    Eight new apprenticeships offered at the Royal Opera House

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

  3. 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.