The Royal Opera House is one of the most famous stages in the world for opera and ballet. The iconic theatre is home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, with more than 290 performances given in the main auditorium each year. More than 950 staff work at the Royal Opera House in areas ranging from lighting, costume making, set building and scenic art to marketing, finance, box office, IT and fundraising.
The Royal Opera House employees working behind the scenes are as important to the opera and ballet productions as those performing on stage. Each performance is supported by a highly skilled team that is responsible for each element of the production. There are at least three members of staff working behind the scenes for each performer on stage.