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Schools' Matinees

Introduce your students to the world’s best ballet and opera for only £7.50.

6 full-length performances just for young people, reaching over 10,000 school children from across the UK every season.

Receive support with travel costs for schools travelling from outside of London.

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Supported by The Taylor Family Foundation.

What's on?
2015/16 Season

Romeo and Juliet

(Performed by The Royal Ballet)
Tuesday 22 September 2015, 1pm

Applications now closed

Shakespeare’s tragic story of star-crossed lovers has now, in its own right, become a 20th century classic, a ballet not to be missed.

The Marriage of Figaro

(Performed by The Royal Opera)
Wednesday 23 Sept 2015, 12 noon

Applications now closed

Hailed as one of Mozart’s finest operas- Figaro and Susanna outwit the Count in this glorious and comic performance. A beautifully opulent production by David McVicar.

Viscera Mixed Programme

(Performed by The Royal Ballet)
Tuesday 3 November 2015, 12.30pm

Applications now open - complete the online form. Closing date Friday 18 September.

A thrilling and dynamic ballet in three parts, including acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta’s first creation for The Royal Ballet, choreographer Jerome Robbins’ most enduring creation and a debut from the USA. A wonderful introduction to ballet.


(Performed by The Royal Opera)
Friday 8 January 2016

Applications open Autumn 2015

Enjoy Puccini’s passionate and explosive tragedy in this celebrated story of lust, power and jealousy.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

(Performed by The Royal Ballet)
Wednesday 20 January 2016

Applications open Autumn 2015

Back by popular demand, these charming and elegant dance pieces celebrate Frederick Ashton’s quintessentially British style. This is a great opportunity to experience ballet from one of the defining choreographers of The Royal Ballet.

Il trittico

(Performed by The Royal Opera)
Friday 11 March 2016

Applications open Autumn 2015

This is an enthralling introduction to opera, moving from jealousy and murder to romance and trickery in three one-act performances.