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Schools' Matinees

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

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

Teach your children about music, dance, theatre, singing, choreography, stagecraft, life, death, love and passion.

Enjoy programmes designed especially for students to support their learning and introduce them to the production.

Love the passion and energy in the audience during a Schools Matinee! From booing to crying, children are spellbound by the performances.

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

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Applications close on 5th June 2017.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 0203 772 6340 or email us at schoolsmatinees@roh.org.uk.

Supported by The Taylor Family Foundation.

The Magic Flute

Primary Schools

18th September 2017, 12pm

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Primary Schools

27th September, 12.45pm

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Swan Lake

Primary Schools

6th June 2018, 12.45pm

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Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci

Secondary Schools

29th November, 12pm

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Giselle

Secondary Schools

2nd February 2018, 1pm

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La bohème

Secondary Schools

19th June 2018, 11.30am

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Ask an Opera Singer

We asked the children attending the 2016 Madama Butterfly Schools' Matinee what they really want to know about life as an opera singer.

We put those questions to Ermonela Jaho, who plays Madama Butterfly in the production. Watch the film here.

Key Information

Find out how to book, how the applications process works, about travel grants and more information about our Schools' Matinee programme.