International Women's Day
International Women’s Day 2021
The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce a week of activity to mark International Women’s Day 2021.
Join us from Monday 8 March as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 and host a week of events, broadcasts and discussions that go behind the scenes to explore the lives of women in our industry today.
Across the week, we will shine a light on and celebrate female achievement, as well as take a stark look at the continuing and pervasive inequality that exists today in the creative industries and beyond. From industry leaders and artists, to our own Royal Opera House staff, we will celebrate the inspirational women tackling inequality and working to support female empowerment across the creative industries.
Explore our celebrations
Influence, challenge, and change: What next for women in the creative industries?
A distinguished panel of top figures in the arts world explore what impact women have on the arts today, what needs to change and what active steps we can take to improve gender equality in the creative industry and society at large. Broadcast via YouTube at 7pm on Monday 8 March.
Women in Technical Theatre, Let’s Change Our Future
Royal Opera House Deputy Director of Technical and Production, Emma Wilson, goes behind the scenes of the industry’s technical workforce, highlighting areas of positive change in attitudes and approach, while signalling how much more there is to do. Read the article from 9 March 2021.
In conversation: Pam Tanowitz and Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Watch a unique conversation between American choreographer Pam Tanowitz with Royal Ballet First Soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell exploring the process of creating Tanowitz’s critically acclaimed 2019 work Everyone Keeps Me, her first work for The Royal Ballet. Available to watch via Instagram at 6pm on 8 March 2021.
This darkly comic piece to camera follows the narrator as she grapples with an email to a male colleague questioning his actions. Available to watch via Facebook from 1pm on 8 March 2021.
I am not yours – Mother Nature
This original piece explores the exploitative relationship between humankind and mother nature, told through the narrative of women's objectification. Available to watch via Facebook from 1pm on 11 March 2021.
Research and Development commissions
The Engender programme offers three research and development commissions to creative teams of women and non-binary people to test and develop ideas each year. Find out more about this new work via our Instagram from Monday 8 March 2021.
Use the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 to get involved with International Women's Day 2021 on social media.