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ROH Apprenticeships

The Royal Opera House has been offering apprenticeships in backstage production and technical departments since 2007, providing high-quality vocational training by learning on the job from some of the best skilled in the industry.

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Royal Opera House Apprentice Scheme


Find out more details about the apprenticeship scheme and how to apply.

Current Vacancies

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Case Studies

Read what our apprentices say about why they applied for their role and what they do day-to-day.


Find out more about apprenticeships with our video playlist.


Find out more about the ROH exhibition offering an insight into training opportunities.

News and features

  1. 9 March 2017

    What life is like as a Royal Opera House apprentice

    Apprentices get vital hands-on experience in a number of our backstage departments including Lighting, Wigs and Make-up, and Scenic Art.

  2. 4 November 2016

    Discover the range of exciting backstage careers in the arts at TheatreCraft 2016

    London’s largest careers fair for young people interested in a career in theatre will be held at The Waldorf Hilton on 14 November.

  3. 22 August 2016

    Looking for a career in theatre? Booking now open for TheatreCraft 2016

    London's largest free careers event for the theatre industry returns in November 2016.