Technical Theatre Apprentice - Linbury

Do you love being involved in live events and performances? Are you practical and good at problem solving? Enjoy being part of a team and up for a challenge? Ready to learn new skills? Then a backstage career could be for you...

The ROH stages over 500 performances a year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre technicians in the world. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in this creative, exciting and growing industry and we think apprenticeships are great way to get started. An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development, as well as a recognised industry qualification.

What our apprentices say:

"It has taught me invaluable on-the-job experience that textbook learning cannot provide. I have also met lots of people from the wider industry who will be helpful contacts for my future career."

This year we are offering a Technical Theatre Apprenticeship based in our newly refurbished and soon to be re-opened Linbury Theatre on a Fixed-term contract for 2 years (September 2018 - August 2020), Full-time (48 hours per week) based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. This will include study with the National College Creative Industries for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Creative Venue Technician.

Will I be paid?

Yes! £19,543 per year, which is £375.84 per week before tax, rising 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. College fees will also be paid by the Royal Opera House.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be 18 years old or over on 3rd September 2018.
  • You must not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere.
  • You must have work authorisation for the UK.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

How to apply:

A full job description and supporting material is available below to download. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`.

If you have any questions or need any help contact the Human Resources Department at or 0207 212 9124. You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

For further information, you can also take a look at the Apprenticeship page on our website here:

Closing date for applications: 8.00 am, 6th June 2018
Practical assessments and tour of ROH: 29th June 2018
Interviews: 4th July 2018

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.