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Schools' Matinees

Every year the Schools’ Matinees programme gives teachers the opportunity to bring their students, aged 8-18, to special matinee performances of six of the season’s Royal Opera House productions.


Fanfare is a creative music competition giving 11-to-16-year-olds from across the UK the chance to have their compositions played to audiences of thousands at the Royal Opera House, London.

Chance to Dance

Chance to Dance works with 30 primary schools to provide a creative introduction to ballet for all Year 3 children through a mix of Royal Ballet demonstrations, weekly classes and practical workshops.


The Royal Opera House apprenticeship scheme provides gain high-quality vocational training in backstage production and technical departments through learning on the job fromsome of the best skilled people in the industry.

Design Challenge

The Design Challenge gives students the opportunity to test and develop their marketing, production and design skills focusing on a particular Royal Opera House production.