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Royal Opera House

Our Vision, Values and Behaviours
We believe the art forms of opera and ballet can both entertain and offer deep emotional and intellectual fulfilment: they are a direct link to the combined experiences of past generations and a lens on the contemporary world. Engaging with opera and ballet has the potential to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Extraordinary, world-class performances are at the absolute heart of our vision and we especially prioritise investment in new work.

The Royal Opera House is dedicated to nurturing, creating and sharing astonishing, world-class opera, ballet and theatre craft. We are driven by an urge to deepen our impact – our impact on the continuing development of opera and ballet as living, breathing art forms, and our impact on people in the UK and overseas.

Values: Treat each other with Respect | Be Open | Value the Highest Standards

Work With Us – Benefits

  • 33 days annual leave for all staff (including bank holidays)
  • Membership of the ROH Pension scheme
  • Staff offers on performance tickets and access to general rehearsals
  • Subsidised canteen and coffee bar
  • Interest free season ticket loan once you have passed your probation and onsite spaces for secure cycle storage, subject to availability
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme providing 24 hour advice and counselling services
  • Access to the ROH Benevolent Fund, providing confidential support and assistance
  • Special arrangements for Healthcare including a health cash plan for employees and healthcare support for performers
  • Discounts on alternative and physical therapies provided in-house
  • Discounted staff ballet, Pilates and yoga classes
  • Discounts at the ROH Shop
  • Concessions at a wide range of local Covent Garden shops, restaurants and gyms
Work For Us – Everyone Is Welcome
We want many more people to enjoy and engage with exceptional ballet and opera.

We believe diversity is about making sure we can attract and develop talented people who bring more because of their different backgrounds, experiences, cultures and outlooks.

Recruiting and working with these talented people is just part of the work. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone believes they belong and can do their best work.

We operate a fair and open recruitment and selection process. Every role is open to all sections of society and we welcome your application, regardless of your sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applications from those who are from a global majority background and/or those who are disabled, as they are under-represented within the Royal Opera House. As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

About Us
Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera House (ROH) brings together world-class performers and trailblazing creative teams to share unforgettable performances with audiences near and far.

We house the busiest theatres in the world, delivering more than 400 performances and around 1,350 learning events each year. We employ just over 1100 permanent staff and generate a turnover of £135m, attracting 1.5m attendances in Covent Garden and in cinemas.

We’re at the forefront of innovation in ways in which audiences can experience opera and ballet. Our work is accessed and experienced across the UK and globally through streams, tours, cinema relays, radio broadcasts and TV output. We are also at the forefront of sustainability in the arts sector, working with other leaders in this area to try to reduce our environmental impact and inspire our audiences to help us on our journey to net zero.

We work across three sites, all enabling us to produce exceptional performances – our theatres and offices at Covent Garden, our production workshop at Thurrock and our storage facility at Aberdare.

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Royal Opera House

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Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

United Kingdom

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