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Royal Opera House 2023/24

Find out more about our Royal Opera House project with schools

A group of young children in bright tshirts sing and point on stage at The Dome. A Doncaster Music Hub project

Join the Royal Opera House for free live lessons, training and more this year! 


Meet the Artists

Interactive live lessons to introduce ballet or opera in a fun and accessible way. Ask opera singers or ballet dancers questions, and be inspired by their creativity and skill.

All KS1 and KS2 classes welcome. No pre-teaching required. Join online from your classroom.

18 October or 7 February, 10.45am – 11.45am – Ballet

19 October or 8 February, 10.45am – 11.45am – Opera

Register here to attend.


Certified CPD training

Suitable for class teachers or subject leads, no familiarity with opera, ballet or stage design is needed. Explore ROH pedagogy to enhance existing curricula in KS1 and KS2 PE, Music or D&T, or apply an innovative approach for creative approaches across curricula, including literacy.

Create & Dance: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 17 October, 9am – 3pm at Cast. Find out more.

Create & Sing: The Magic Flute, 23 January, 9am – 3pm at The Point. Find out more.

Create & Design: The Magic Flute, 30 January 9am – 3pm at Rockingham PD Centre (Rotherham). Find out more.


Create Day 2024

Save the date! Thank you to all the schools that took part in our Create Day pilot in 2023. Create Day 2024 will take place on 2 July! This national event brings Royal Opera House artists, KS2 students and teachers together to create a performance using song, dance and design – inspired by the theme of hope, the UN Rights of the Child, and two contemporary ROH performances. To get involved, start by attending any of the CPD above if you haven’t yet trained with Royal Opera House – otherwise, watch this space! 

For more information, and to get involved, please contact Sarah Eastaff –


Create & Sing

The Royal Opera House’s Create & Sing programme provides:

· a creative learning resource, created with teachers, providing songs for pupils in primary schools across England.

· classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give better understanding of singing and opera for pupils, unlocking their imagination and creativity.

· teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources to use in ways that suit the needs of the teachers and their students. Teachers do not need any previous knowledge of opera in order to take part.

If you would like to find out more about the Create & Sing programme, email



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