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Schools and Colleges

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 18 year olds from across the UK the chance to have their compositions played to audiences of thousands at the Royal Opera House in 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 high-quality vocational training in backstage production and technical departments from some of the best skilled people in the industry.

Design Challenge

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

National Nutcracker

This ten-week classroom-based programme celebrates the unique potential creative dance has to build physical skill and unlock imagination and creativity.