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Schools' Matinees

Every year The Taylor Family Foundation Schools’ Matinees programme gives teachers the opportunity to bring their students, aged 8-18, to special matinee performances of six of the season’s Royal Opera House productions.

As an incredible opportunity to introduce young people to the world-class ballet and opera produced by the Royal Opera House, our Schools’ Matinees are hugely popular and reach over 10,000 school children from across the UK each year.

Applications for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 Schools’ Matinees will open in the summer term. Find out more here.

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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 Education 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.

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 April 2014

    Student from Chance to Dance outreach programme to join The Royal Ballet School

    Jacob Tidmarsh to start at The Royal Ballet Lower School White Lodge in September 2014.

  2. 11 April 2014

    Free one-to-one support in measuring and managing carbon emissions

    Creative and cultural enterprises in the East of England are offered support by Culture Change and Julie’s Bicycle.

  3. 7 April 2014

    10 winners announced from over 260 entries in the Fanfare Competition 2014

    Winners will have their fanfare orchestrated and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.