Technical Theatre Apprentices

Do you love being involved in live events and performances? Are you practical and good at problem solving? Would you like to know what goes on backstage around performances? Then this Technical Theatre apprenticeship could be for you...

The Royal Opera House stages over 500 performances a year, and we strive to attract top talent to support us as a leader in performance arts. 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 and transferable qualification.

What our apprentices say:

"It has taught me invaluable on-the-job experience that textbook learning cannot provide."

"It is a great pathway into a career and a unique alternative to university"

This year we will be offering 3 Technical Theatre apprenticeships on a fixed-term contract for 2 years (Sep 2021 - Aug 2023), full-time (42.5 hours per week) based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will include study with the National College Creative Industries for a Level 3 Creative Venue Technician Standard.

Will I be paid?

Yes! £19,691 a year (£379 a 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?

  1. You must be 18 years old or over on 6th September 2021,
  2. Not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere and
  3. Have work authorisation for the UK.

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`.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular, those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Department at 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: 8am Tuesday 8th June 2021

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.