The Royal Opera House has over 1,000 employees and engages numerous casual workers and freelancers each year.
We are passionate about inspiring people to choose careers in the arts sector, particularly in the back-stage areas that they may not have previously considered.
Three out of four of our employees work in a variety of technical, craft, administration and customer service roles - technical stage, learning and participation, fundraising, costume and scenery production, marketing, press, box office, front of house, props, retail, human resources, digital and finance to name but a few.
There are various routes into a career working in non-performance roles in theatre. Some jobs require qualifications; some entail training; others can be learned on the job.
You can also check out some of our job profiles for information and inspiration:
The Royal Opera House is a proud supporter of 'Technicians Make it Happen' a campaign that aims to inspire young people to consider a career as a technician. Technicians play a crucial role in most types of business and the UK needs thousands more technicians every year to meet the technological challenges of the coming decades.
Find out more about our very own ROH technicians and the important jobs they do:
Taking the next step in your career can often seem like a daunting challenge, whether you are looking to take on a management or leadership role for the first time or want to change the course of your career completely, you should aim to cultivate skills and relationships that will support you in the future.
There are a number of organisations that offer courses and programmes that can support you to develop your career. The ROH actively support the following:
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)