The Taylor Family Foundation Schools’ Matinees 2012/13 Season
What are 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.
As an incredible opportunity to introduce young people to the world-class ballet and opera produced by the Royal Opera House, our Schools’ Matinees are hugely popular and reach over 12,000 school children from across the UK each year.
Tickets are only £7.50 both for students and teachers, with no limit on numbers.
AND we may also be able to help you with your travel costs with a travel grant, made possible by The Taylor Family Foundation.
Every part of the opera was soaked up by our … children. Every part of the opera was discussed on the way home. Every part of the opera was retold to anyone that would listen. Every part of the opera was loved. Teacher, Shaw Primary School, Essex
Are you a registered teacher?
So that we can maintain a dialogue with the teachers we work with, and so that you don’t miss any important communications from us about Schools’ Matinees, teaching resources and opportunities for your pupils or their families, we will be asking you to register using your personal contact details rather than those of your school. Our new database will be able to link your home account to the school you work at.
If you are new to the Royal Opera House and would like to receive information as a teacher and for your school, please register here.
Schools’ Matinees 2012/13: What’s On
SUMMER BOOKING PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.
Performed by The Royal Ballet
Thursday 2 May, 2013, 1pm
Nikiya, a temple dancer, has secretly sworn her eternal love to Sonor, a noble warrior. When she rejects the attentions of the High Brahmin, he is furious and determines to have Solor killed. Meanwhile Gamzatti, in love with Solor, decides to take revenge on Nikiya.
Performance ends at approximately 4pm / Two intervals
Performed by The Royal Opera
Tuesday 2 July, 2013, 12 noon
Queen Elizabeth I is approaching the end of her reign. Her affection for the impulsive Earl of Essex is tested when he grows increasingly ambitious. Should she listen to her advisors or follow her own heart?
Performance ends at approximately 3pm / Two intervals
Watch this space for information on next season’s Schools’ Matinees.
Suitable for your students?
Whilst we welcome all students from KS2 upwards at our Schools’ Matinees performances we understand that you may want to know a little more about the production. With this in mind, you are welcome to contact us (email@example.com) to discuss the suitability of the productions.
Download a pro-forma invoice. This is to complete and keep for your records once you have received confirmation of your ticket allocation and cost.
Download our Risk Assessment information for schools document.
Download the Travel Grant application form as a PDF.
To apply for one of the performances detailed above, simply select the ‘apply online’ link below to complete the online application form. Please note that you no longer need to sign in to apply, but remember to include your school details when completing the application.
Following the deadline for applications for each of our season booking periods (Winter, Spring and Summer) we will contact all applicants to let them know whether or not they have been successful. Please note, tickets are NOT allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and priority will be given to schools attending for the first time and schools who have worked with the Royal Opera House during the previous year.
Successful applications: If your school has been successful we will send you an email confirming your booking and asking you to post a cheque for the total ticket amount, made payable to the Royal Opera House, usually within two weeks of the application deadline.
Unsuccessful applications:. If your application is unsuccessful, we will endeavour to offer you tickets to an alternative production or give you priority for a future Schools’ Matinee performance
- Recommended teacher / adult to student ratio is 1:10, but each student in a wheelchair must have an adult helper included in the total ticket requirement.
- The Royal Opera House is accessible to all and wheelchair spaces are available for every performance. Further access information.
We arrived home… having had a wonderful adventure. Many thanks for making this possible with your generous contribution to our travel costs. I don’t imagine anyone will forget this experience. Head of Dance, Churchill Community Foundation School, North Somerset
Registering as a teacher – HOW TO
- Click on the ‘Register as a teacher’ link below.
- If you already have a Royal Opera House website account then sign in with your email and password, if you don’t have an account please use the ‘register here’ link.
- If registering for the first time, enter your email address, create a password and then add your name and date of birth. Please leave the ‘May we contact you by email?’ tick box ticked and then click on ‘Register’.
- Register for Schools’ Matinees/Teacher info by selecting ‘Update My Preferences’.
- You will be taken to a page that allows you to enter your Teacher Profile. Please ensure that you complete this fully, with all of your own details and those of your school.
- Once you have updated your Teacher Profile, please go to ‘Contact Details’ on the Account menu, and fill out your HOME address and phone number.
We will then be able to link your home (teacher) account with the school you work for automatically.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7212 9651