Performing arts, literature & publishing

Royal Opera House

About the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. This video takes you inside set design at the Royal Opera House production park in Thurrock, Essex.

Lesson plan - focus on performing arts

This is a plan for a lesson that can last for a double period of a whole morning or afternoon. Students design a set, in an exercise devised by the National Theatre.

For this activity to meet Gatsby Benchmark 5, it can be combined with inviting students to a live Q&A:

Session aims

  • Identify careers in performing arts
  • Virtually visit a workplace – Royal Opera House
  • Experience and solve a set design task set by the National Theatre
  • Understand where to find more information on careers in performing arts

Session resources


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