Your Opera House needs you!

ROYAL Opera House Thurrock needs local people of all ages to help build the sets, costumes and props for a brand new music and dance work, Hot House, which is to be performed by 150 children from Manchester, Ipswich, London and the South East on the main stage at Covent Garden in July.

Royal Opera House Thurrock will be running ten community workshops in which local people can help make everything needed for the 120-strong cast and the final production of Hot House. Working with professional set, costume and prop designers, workshop participants will help create ball gowns, play a part in constructing a gondola or get to paint the proscenium arch of a Venetian opera house. Everyone is welcome to come along, no previous experience is necessary just enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go. The workshops are suitable for children aged eight and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshops will take place at the Woodview Campus of South Essex College, Grays from 10am-5pm every Saturday beginning on 28 April until Saturday 7 July. The workshops are free to join. Anyone wanting to take part must register with Royal Opera House Thurrock beforehand. If you would like to attend a workshop, email getinvolved@roh.org.uk and state which dates you can attend. For further information, please call 01708 891200.

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