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Learning and participation

Read the Learning and Participation 17/18 Season brochure

Ballet and opera have the power to enliven, challenge, inspire and transform lives. ROH Learning and Participation opens
 up this world of imagination to individuals and communities, giving them the chance to discover, question and create. Find out more about our work, and how you can get involved.

Read more about our opportunities for Schools and Teachers in our Learning and Participation 2017/18 Season brochure.

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Schools and Teachers

Join one of our Schools programmes to inspire your pupils about Opera, Ballet and Backstage Crafts.

Young People

Find out more about our programmes to support emerging talent.


From your first experience to a lifelong passion for Opera and Ballet, we offer deeper insights into life at the Royal Opera House.


Find out more about the range of people we work with, and where to find us.

Learning in Thurrock

Find out more about the Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation programmes in the Thurrock community.

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.

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. 2 May 2017

    'Do you think I could be in an opera one day?': Schoolchildren quiz soprano Ermonela Jaho

    As booking opens for the new Season's Schools' Matinees, soprano Ermonela Jaho answers schoolchildren's questions about opera.

  2. 9 March 2017

    What life is like as a Royal Opera House apprentice

    Apprentices get vital hands-on experience in a number of our backstage departments including Lighting, Wigs and Make-up, and Scenic Art.

  3. 27 February 2017

    How could Madama Butterfly look in the future? Design Challenge winners 2017 announced

    We challenged students to design sets, costumes and marketing strategies inspired by Puccini's opera as part of our Design Challenge.