Royal Opera House

Thurrock Tour


Limited spaces.

Only available for BMA members.

Event date:
Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Start time BST:

End time BST:


Main High House Production Park Entrance: Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1RJ

Members will need to find their own transportation to and from the event, at their own expense.

All sales are final. The British Millinery Association CIC does not offer refunds or any money-back guarantees. 

Event Details

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

About the Tour

High above the surrounding rooftops, the enormous, purpose-built Production Workshop is home to scenic painters, carpenters and metalworkers. Here they make the designers’ visions into reality, creating the many different sets that appear in the ballet and operas performed on the Royal Opera House stage in Covent Garden.

The neighbouring Costume Centre is home to more than 20,000 costumes from the current Royal Opera House repertory, as well as historic costumes, musical instruments and furniture from the archive collection.

Set in the High House Production Park in Purfleet, amid beautifully landscaped gardens, the Production Workshop and Costume Centre are fascinating and inspiring places to discover the skills behind theatre and costume construction and design.

This tour takes place in the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre in Purfleet, a purpose-built, state-of-the-art theatre craft workshop.