Royal Opera House

Doncaster is proud to continue to work with The Royal Opera House’s national learning programme, in a bold and ambitious 3 year partnership which started in 2019. Through the National Learning Programme, the Royal Opera House will work with every school in Doncaster over three years.

For information on how your school can engage, please contact, Cultural Education Manager, Susan Kerrigan: susan@castindoncaster.com or see The Royal Opera House’s website Here

Royal Opera House School’s Matinee Performances

Booking for the Royal Opera House’s Schools’ Matinee performances for the 2021/22 academic year is now OPEN!

Spark your students’ imaginations and step into the magical world of opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House. There is something for everyone, with stories of love, loss, adventure and excitement performed by some of the world’s best artists from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera.

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Create and Dance

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance programme provides:

  • a creative learning programme, created with teachers, providing ballet for kids in primary schools across England.
  • classroom-based and digital activities, as well as resources to encourage dancing at home, with strong curriculum links, giving a better understanding of dance for kids, and 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.

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Create and Design

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Design programme provides:

  • A creative learning programme that meets the Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements for Design and Technology, created with teachers, for primary schools across England.
  • Free classroom-based and digital activities, giving children an understanding of set design for a specific ballet or opera, unlocking the music and stories as well as their imagination and creativity. The activities encourage the testing of simple craft ideas for kids, which promote autonomy of thought.
  • Free teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources to use in ways that suit the needs of teachers and their students. Teachers do not need any previous knowledge of ballet, opera or stage design in order to take part.

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Create and Sing

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

  • a creative learning programme, created with teachers, providing songs for kids in primary schools across England.
  • classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give better understanding of singing and opera for kids, 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.

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