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Learning and participation

Schools' Matinees

Introduce your students to the world’s best ballet and opera with our dedicated performances just for schools.

Receive support with travel costs if you are travelling from outside of London.

Booking for The Royal Opera's Il trovatore and The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker opens in September 2016.

Find out more and book a performance for your school.

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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.


Discover more about our productions from the world-class artists and creators working on stage and behind the scenes at The Royal Opera House.

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. 9 May 2016

    ROH apprenticeships: applications now open for September 2016

    Opportunities available in lighting, wigs and make-up, costume, technical theatre, scenic art, and scenic carpentry.

  2. 9 May 2016

    Winners of 2016 Fanfare competition for young composers announced

    The 10 winning fanfares will be recorded by Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  3. 29 March 2016

    Wayne McGregor’s Infra to be included in GCSE Dance

    Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor’s one-act ballet will become part of the GCSE curriculum.