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The Royal Opera House in Thurrock

Assessing the impact of ROH's learning and participation work in the Thames Gateway

Jonathan Todd

Chief Economist

Jonathan is an economist with over a decade’s experience in impact assessment and evaluation, and high-level policy experience, particularly within the cultural and creative sectors.

Jonathan Todd - Chief Economist | BOP Consulting

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Our detailed, ‘360 degree’ assessment explored the value that the Royal Opera House (ROH) is bringing to the regeneration of Thurrock and the Thames Gateway.


The work established how ROH improved cultural learning provision in schools, helped to raise the quality of teaching and learning in arts subjects, was enriching and strengthening the wider community, and contributed to the growth of a new economic sector in this deprived part of Essex.


Our research also assessed whether the presence and activities that ROH programmes in Thurrock was helping to combat negative external perceptions of the area and how the Opera House’s involvement in Thurrock has subtly altered the ‘DNA’ of the organisation itself.


The ROH has besides the main report also released an infographic summarising the key facts and figures.

BOP Consulting was commissioned by the Royal Opera House (ROH) to undertake a comprehensive impact assessment of ROH’s presence and activities in Thurrock and the Thames Gateway.

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Impact Assessment of the Royal Opera House's work in Thurrock and the Thames Gateway

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Jonathan Todd - Chief Economist | BOP Consulting

Jonathan Todd

Chief Economist