Technical Theatre Apprentice

Apprenticeship Scheme, 3 Fixed-term contracts (2 years)

2 x Theatre Technicians

1 x Theatre Technician with focus on Lighting

Starting 5th September 2022

Based in: Covent Garden, London

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? Then a backstage career could be for you...

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings.

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, with one role focused on Lighting. The roles are on a fixed-term contract for 2 years, full-time (42.5 hours per week) and 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! £20,995 a year before tax, rising by 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. Apprentices are expected to use this to pay for their own travel to work and college. College fees will also be paid by the Royal Opera House.

Am I eligible?

1.You must be 18 years old or over on the start date

2.Not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere

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: 9am Tuesday 7th June 2022

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.