Freelance Production Managers

Fees: £14,000 for The Blue Woman (inc. Tour); £8,000 for Lohengrin

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. It seeks to be accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre. Our Technical and Production Department plays a leading part in ensuring our performances are of the highest quality by delivering technical excellence for every performance, rehearsal and event.

The Royal Opera House is looking for an experienced freelance Production Manager for two operas this season:

-The Blue Woman, a newly commissioned work in the Linbury Theatre directed by Katie Mitchell; and

-The revival of Lohengrin, originally directed by David Alden, taking place on the main stage.

The Blue Woman will white card on 20th Jan 2022 with rehearsals in June and the show opening on 6th July, with an additional tour to Snape Maltings in September 2022.

Lohengrin will be assembled on 16th March 2022 for on-set rehearsals, with technical rehearsals starting on 3rd of April before opening on 19th April 2022. In addition, the Production Manager will need to go as soon as possible to our warehouse in Wales to asses the condition of the set and props.

We also welcome expressions of interest from freelance Production Managers for whom these dates may not work out, as there will be more projects in the future.

Before applying, please make sure you have read the job description which you will find below.

To apply, please email your CV and expression of interest to by the closing date below.

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 underrepresented 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. Please notify us in your application if you wish to be considered as part of this scheme.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00 am, Monday, 6 December 2021

You can contact us at if you have any access needs for making an application.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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