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Thurrock: Tantalising treats down the Thames

By Royal Opera House

2 September 2011 at 2.20pm | Comment on this article

Goings on at the Royal Opera House aren’t just restricted to central London. Over in Thurrock, there are a wealth of activities happening over the next few months run by the Education team…

On Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of September the High House Production Park hosts the Royal Opera House Costume sale. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to buy costumes, hats and shoes from past productions and own your own piece of Royal Opera House history! Find out more about the Costume sale.

If singing is more your thing, The Thurrock Community Chorus are now back in rehearsals and to start the new season, will be performing at the Welcome Performance of Gianni Schicchi & Rubies on the 1st October. The chorus is open to all Thurrock residents who are interested in flexing their vocal chords. Find out more about the Community chorus.

Schools haven’t been left out either – The new tours programme for the Bob & Tamar Manioukian Production Workshop at the High House Production Park will be kicking off in late September – the first pilot phase is only open to school groups in Thurrock, but will be rolled out more widely in 2012. The tours give a chance for primary, secondary and further education students to get a hands on look at the processes behind creating world class opera and ballet. Teachers also have the opportunity to run their INSET days at the production park with the option of bespoke packaged working with Royal Opera House Education practitioners. Find out more about tours and INSET days.

So the next time you think that the Royal Opera House is confined to Covent Garden, think again – down the Thames there’s a hive of creative activity waiting to be discovered!

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