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Learning and participation

Welcome Performances

Welcome Performances are for families who have never been to a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House before. Come along and give it a try, and for less than it costs to go to the cinema!

Tickets are only £5-20.

Booking for the next Welcome Performance of The Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet opens on Friday 24 July at 9am.

Click here to register and find out more.

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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. 19 June 2015

    New degree in costume construction: training the next generation

    Course is intended to address the current shortage of costume making skills for live performance, television and film.

  2. 3 June 2015

    Behind the scenes at the Woolf Works world premiere

    The Student Ambassadors teamed up with the UK’s largest university dance competition to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at a ballet world premiere.

  3. 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.