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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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If you have any further questions, please contact us on 020 7212 9410 or email us at

Supported by The Taylor Family Foundation.

What's on?
2015/16 Season


(Performed by The Royal Opera)
Friday 8 January 2016, 12.30pm


Applications now closed

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

FREE Tosca CPD session for teachers

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

(Performed by The Royal Ballet)
Wednesday 20 January 2016


Applications now open - complete the online form. Closing date Monday 30 November.

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 tabarro / Gianni Schicchi

(Performed by The Royal Opera)
Friday 11 March 2016


Applications open January 2016

This is an enthralling introduction to opera, moving from jealousy and murder to romance and trickery in two one-act performances from Puccini's Il trittico.

CPD to support Schools’ Matinees

Engaging teacher CPD sessions inspired by the repertoire of the schools’ matinees. These free, two-hour sessions focus on specific ballet and opera skills and works, with practical material to take back to the classroom.