Royal Opera House Thurrock is based in the dynamic High House Production Park in Purfleet, surrounded by Grade II listed buildings and beautiful converted barns. The Learning and Participation team in Thurrock has created a busy and ambitious programme to reflect projects from the Royal Opera House and create new innovative events specifically tailored for local communities and residents.
The Thurrock team works closely with ROH Bridge to deliver projects and make connections with neighbouring counties, including Essex, Havering, Dagenham and Barking and Grays.
The High House Production Park is also home to the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop. This space is used to design, create and build the sets and scenery used in Royal Opera House Productions.
It is possible to book a guided tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, offering a unique and rare insight into the world of backstage crafts. Find out more about the tours.
Don't miss the High House Production Park Big Draw event on 27 Oct, 10.30 - 4pm
High House Production Park and partners will be working together on a free day of fun drawing encouraging guests to explore the site. Participants will be encouraged to draw their favourite parts of the park and then see how a scenic artist turns a small drawing in to a huge backcloth or how those drawing might also be transferred on to silk. Attendees will also be encouraged to explore drawing through costume design and will have a chance to try on some of the costumes belonging to The Royal Opera House.
Directions to ROH Thurrock
High House Production Park, Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet RM19 1AF
Purfleet Railway Station is the nearest stop to the Production Park. It is located on the C2C Line, with trains leaving regularly from London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central Train Station. The High House Production Park is a 15-minute walk. Turn left out of the station and walk straight up the London Road, the High House is the large cream house on the left-hand side.
Take the M25 and leave the motorway at Junction 31. Then join the A1090 (Stone House Lane) towards Purfleet railway station. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.
If you are travelling by car from London on the A13, take the A1306 towards Purfleet and at the Stonehouse roundabout turn right onto the A1090. At the roundabout with Purfleet Bypass, continue on the A1090 (London Road) for about 300 yards until you see signposts for the High House site which is on your right.
Note: Please do not rely solely on your sat nav to help you find us, as the postcode may be unreliable on some sat navs. It is recommended that you print out the map and the directions to bring with you for reference.