16 June 2016
Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree – uncovering the stories and the artistry behind our favourite stage props.
20 May 2016
Designer John Macfarlane gives an up-close look at the ballet's sets which include a full-size anatomy theatre complete with gory prop cadaver.
17 July 2014
The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.
2,000 ballet newcomers get their first taste of the art form through 2013 Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat
16 December 2013
Make-up masterclasses and armoury workshops on offer at performance of The Nutcracker.
9 September 2013
How Puccini’s oriental fantasy is re-created in one of The Royal Opera’s largest and impressive productions.
24 May 2012
From a gory severed head to dazzling tutus, our behind-the-scenes have been busy this season.
3 May 2012
A sneak preview of our new film showing our Prop Department creating the head of John the Baptist.
21 April 2012
Ahead of Falstaff and Les Troyens, our Head of Props gives a glimpse behind the scenes.