We strive to attract and appoint talented people to support our development as a leader in Performance Arts and contemporary British culture. We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process.

Current vacancies

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. Find out what jobs we are currently recruiting for.

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We particularly welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented within our organisation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

How we hire

Equality and diversity are intrinsic to the artistic vision of the Royal Opera House and essential for the future of our art forms. You can find out what we look for in prospective employees by reading our selection process documentation and our recruitment privacy statement.

Exploring arts careers

We offer a range of opportunities for those looking to begin careers in the theatrecraft and other backstage roles.

Looking for a career in the arts?

The Royal Opera House is committed to nurturing careers in the arts. We offer work experience opportunities throughout the year for young adults. We also run an innovative apprenticeship scheme across a variety of backstage departments.

Career guidance

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. Find out about how you can begin a career in theatre and the arts.


Volunteer opportunities

We also run a unique volunteer programme, in which you can play your part at one of the world's most celebrated theatres.

Casual opportunities

Opportunities occasionally arise to work in a variety of roles on a casual basis both at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and at the High House Production Park in Thurrock.

Casual and freelance roles

At the Royal Opera House you can work in a variety of roles on a casual and freelance basis.

Catering opportunities

Company of Cooks, the external contractor that run our restaurants and bars, offer a variety of opportunities for those looking for roles in the catering and hospitality sector. If you are interested in joining our events, bars, restaurants or kitchen teams please email the team at for more information. All positions pay the London Living Wage as a minimum.

Working here

The Royal Opera House aims to nurture a supportive environment where talent can thrive and in which all those working at and with the Royal Opera House feel valued, challenged and satisfied.

Working at the Royal Opera House

Find out more about working at the Royal Opera House, including processes and procedures, as well as how we support and nurture staff.

The Benevolent Fund

The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund is an independent charity that supports current and retired staff of the Royal Opera House and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, including long-term staff of our partner contractors. They also assist other individuals or organisations involved in producing opera, ballet or music.

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)