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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.

For more details about the apprenticeship scheme, please email

Royal Opera House Apprentice Scheme


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

New Case Studies

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


TheatreCraft returns to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on Monday 11 November 2019 and the Royal Opera House Staff and Apprentices will be there to answer your questions about backstage careers.


Find out more about apprenticeships with our video playlist.

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. 12 March 2015

    Apprentices’ advice to others considering job options: ‘I’m doing things that I would never get to do in a classroom’

    ROH apprentices on the various avenues open to young people through workplace training.

  3. 14 March 2013

    National Apprenticeship Week: Apprenticeships aren't just in ‘making’ departments

    Education Events and Tours Apprentice Jamie Ashwell on revealing the secrets of our production workshop.