Black History Month 2021

The Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Royal Opera House 1981 © G.B.L. Wilson / Royal Academy of Dance / ArenaPAL

Looking Back to Look Forward

Join us from Friday 1 October as we ‘Look Back to Look Forward', celebrating the talent that has gone before and looking to the future to explore how our art forms and artists will critically help shape a diverse future at the Royal Opera House.

Throughout the month of October we will present live-streamed performances featuring artists from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, alongside a range of archival content and dedicated social media takeovers from our global community of Black creatives and performers.

Today we are delighted to share with you a few highlights of Black History Month 2021 at the Royal Opera House. Look out for weekly updates with new BHM content.

Alex Beard, CBE

Chief Executive, Royal Opera House