Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is home to world-class ballet, opera, and theatre arts. This iconic London theatre brings together the world’s most extraordinary artists in performances and experiences to transport you to another world.

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 1000 permanent staff, engage over 100 volunteers and attract 1.5m attendances per year 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 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.



We are committed to bringing culture to everyone. With some of the lowest prices in the West End, and a number of dedicated schemes for younger audiences, we aim to make ballet and opera an option for all. And that doesn’t just mean London audiences. We regularly run events, festivals and activities across the country– offering unique opportunities for communities to see, take part in, and appreciate opera, ballet and theatrecraft – and also provide an award-winning national learning programme that offers in-person teacher training opportunities; free schemes of work; introductory films to inspire and entertain students and a raft of other materials for schools. This work benefits individuals of all ages, wherever they are, ensuring everyone has access to the arts.

Respect Everyone
Be Open
Value the Highest Standards

Everyone is welcome, no matter your background or experience. Over 25% of our volunteers had never visited the Royal Opera House before they applied!

Our volunteers are friendly and enthusiastic; reliable and punctual; and confident communicating in English.

We particularly encourage you to apply if you identify as disabled or from a Global Majority background, or from another background that is underrepresented in our organisation.

If you have a disability or access needs, we can have a chat to understand your needs and make reasonable adjustments to the role.

You need to be 18 or older and have the Right to Volunteer in the UK.

You can volunteer:

•if you have a criminal conviction, depending on the volunteer role and the circumstances of the offence;

•if you are claiming benefits, as long as you continue to meet all the conditions of your benefit;

•if you are seeking asylum in the UK.

Young People
Covent Garden, London
United Kingdom
Purfleet, Thurrock, Essex
United Kingdom
Arts and Sculpture
Creative and Fine Arts

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