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Learning and participation

Design Challenge

Aimed at the next generation of aspiring set and costume designers, makers and marketing specialists, the Royal Opera House’s annual Design Challenge competition for Key Stage 5 gives students the opportunity to test and develop their marketing, production and design skills, based around an opera or ballet production.

Find out more about this year's competition.

Discover our new Madama Butterfly Design Challenge interactive learning resource.

Find out more

Families

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.

Teachers

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.

Insights

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 learning@roh.org.uk.

News and features

  1. 24 October 2016

    Watch: The Watchers in the Wings – a new opera short from the ROH Youth Opera Company

    A specially-commissioned four-minute opera shows that opera really is for all ages.

  2. 24 October 2016

    Interactive: Explore the fascinating history of Puccini's Madama Butterfly

    Delve deep into the world of opera and theatre design with never-before-seen images, video and designs of three past productions.

  3. 17 October 2016

    The Big Draw 2016 at High House Production Park

    Take part in the world’s largest drawing festival on 22 October with a range of free events in Thurrock.