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Royal Opera House Bridge

Welcome to the ROH Bridge

Funded by Arts Council England until 2018, we are one of ten organizations that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture.

Since 2012, we have been creating opportunities across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and North Kent to engage young people with high-quality arts and cultural learning experiences.

Through networking, research, collaboration and co-investment we are strengthening the local cultural infrastructure. We work with partners including schools, arts organizations, museums, libraries, heritage sites, and councils. We believe that all children are entitled to engage with cultural learning and are keen to extend the reach of our work to communities where there is limited local provision.

More about Royal Opera House Bridge

Work with us

Find out more about the work of Royal Opera House Bridge and how you can get involved.

Arts Award

Arts Award is a qualification for young people age 5 to 25 that inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.


Artsmark is a flagship programme that enables schools and other organisations to strengthen and celebrate their arts and culture provision.

Stay up to date

Keep up to date with the latest news and events by following us on Twitter. You can also find regional research, current tenders and further information on ROH Bridge's Google+ account.

News and Resources

Read the latest news from the Royal Opera House Bridge projects.

Reports and Documents

Read a selection of documents and reports reflecting the work of ROH Bridge.

Contact us

For enquiries about Royal Opera House Bridge, telephone +44 (0)1708 892824 or email

You can also write to ROH Bridge, The Vinery, Vellacott Close, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AF

News and features

  1. 25 November 2014

    Children need art, like everyone needs broccoli

    I know that art Is good for you, but how can this be explained to those who don’t feel it instinctively?, asks Judith Merritt of firstsite.

  2. 14 October 2014

    Theatre and the arts are not about the curriculum or a fix for society’s problems

    We need to radically rethink why we teach art and culture in schools, says Purni Morell of the Unicorn Theatre

  3. 8 October 2014

    Two years in: The Royal Opera House Bridge 2013/14 Annual Review digested

    A closer look at how children and young people in the east of England are connecting with art and culture.