Building a multi-year relationship with the Royal Opera House

Case Study #5

Tonic first partnered with the Royal Opera House in 2016 when they joined our Advance programme, interested in better understanding how to further their work with women ballet and opera conductors.

Since then, they have repeatedly invited us back to deliver work and act as ‘critical friends’ to the organisation’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion. Interventions have included working with ballet teachers participating in the Royal Ballet’s Chance to Dance programme; exploring casting policies and processes with the Royal Opera; facilitating sector-wide engagement and consultation; delivering Inclusive Management training to around 200 members of leadership and management across the entire house and supporting a range of internal staff conversations and working groups.

“Working with Tonic never feels ‘off the shelf’. They take time to really understand your organisation, helping you to focus on what you are trying to achieve and working back from your goal to create learning interventions that will affect real change.”

Grey Jauncey, HR and Training Manager, Royal Opera House
exterior street view of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House. © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Luke Hayes.

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts

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