I got to learn much more than I’d thought about everything – whether it be the performing or behind the scenes and in the office. I was amazed by everything that went on, so the experience certainly met my expectations!...If anything I am more excited to pursue a career in the opera world!

Louis Pettitt
Work Experience participant 2018

Are you aged between 16 and 18? Would you like to know what it is like to be in a rehearsal room or watch a singer or a director at work? Are you curious about what it is like to work in an arts organisation? We can offer work experience placements throughout the year depending on your interests and the opportunites available. You will meet our team, find out what they do, and get involved with the life of the National Opera Studio. Our placements are normally 1-2 weeks long and no prior experience in opera is necessary.

At the National Opera Studio we believe that a wholehearted and proactive commitment to equality and diversity is central to achieving our vision: today’s talent prepared for tomorrow’s opera. Above all else, we prize and encourage individuality of talent in all our people, and this applies to those with us on work experience as much as our most experienced staff. We have an award-winning accessible building and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and abilities.

If you are interested in work experience with us, or would like more information, please send us a letter outlining your interests and why you would like to come to the National Opera Studio ([email protected])

Please note that work experience opportunities are unpaid.