The ROH said that it would soon begin redundancy consultations affecting permanent staff

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Royal Opera House has made all of its casual staff redundant, and has plans for further cuts. 

The ROH has said it would soon have to begin redundancy consultations affecting permanent staff.

In spite of the recent £1.57 bn government support package, chief executive of the Royal Opera House Alex Beard told The Stage that ‘the financial pressures caused by the pandemic are such that significant cost reduction is needed.’

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Beard continued: ‘This is a very sad time for the organisation as a whole, and I would like to thank all staff for their valued commitment and dedication to the Royal Opera House.’

The news follows announcements of mass redundancies at the Southbank Centre and Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall.