15 January 2016
Making William Chappell’s 1980 designs appeal to both contemporary audiences and dancers calls for a huge amount of research and innovation.
How the ROH Costume department create Tudor costumes for Elizabeth that are light enough to dance in
6 January 2016
Head of Costume Fay Fullerton on the challenges of re-creating Elizabethan costumes for 21st-century ballet.
19 November 2015
This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.
28 October 2015
We've picked two of our favourite opera items from the collection's 6,200 artefacts — shoes worn by Adelina Patti and Cecil Beaton’s iconic Turandot dress.
27 August 2015
As we hang 12 specially-created silks telling the story of the Royal Opera House, get involved at one of our free workshops.
11 May 2015
When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?
4 May 2015
With up to 10,000 costumes used each year, getting The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera ready for the stage is a work of art in itself.
7 April 2015
The definitive piece of ballet costume has been around for nearly 200 years, but is it still relevant in the 21st century?
27 March 2015
Students take on the challenge of creating designs for Madama Butterfly as part of this year's competition.
10 March 2015
Director Hannah Mulder and Designer Rachael Canning discuss the power of the fairy tale and why Swanhunter is as much for adults as it is for children.