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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

Build skills, confidence and knowledge in music, singing and dance in our continuing professional development workshops.

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.

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is a resource for KS3 music teachers which includes activities for listening, performing, creating and arranging focussed around the Sailor's Chorus from Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

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.