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The Royal Opera House is committed to quality arts education. Focusing on our unique strengths: dramatic singing, dance and theatre craft, our programme of Continuing Professional Development for teachers, and events and projects for students, support the primary and secondary National Curriculum.

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Continuing Professional Development

Engaging CPD sessions for primary and secondary school teachers, with practical material to take back to the classroom.

Schools' Matinees

The Schools’ Matinee programme introduces pupils aged 8 to 18 to the magical word of opera and ballet through a range of productions performed by the world’s leading artists in the country’s most prestigious venue.


Fanfare is a creative composition challenge open to 13 to 16 year olds from across the UK. Follow a series of stimulating creative activities to write your own fanfare.

National Nutcracker

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

Inspiration Days

Discover what goes into creating the world-famous productions of the Royal Opera House by going behind-the-scenes at the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.


This free one-day careers fair offers an exclusive insight into non-performance roles in theatre and is open to anyone aged 16 to 25.

Work experience and apprenticeships

First Stage offers participants a valuable insight and practical experience of working in the arts industry. The Royal Opera House also runs an innovative Apprenticeship Scheme across a variety of backstage departments.

Online resources

The Royal Opera House has a wealth of trailers, clips and interviews on our YouTube channel which can be used to enrich classroom lessons.