High House Production Park is the result of a collaboration between Arts Council England, East of England Development Agency, The National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural, Thurrock Council, Thurrock Development Corporation and the Royal Opera House.  Opened in December 2010 the site based in Purfleet, Essex, is home to the Royal Opera House’s Bob and Tamar Manoukain Set Production workshop. The Royal Opera House’s Thurrock based education team are also located on the site.  In September 2012 the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills opened the UK’s first ever Backstage Training Centre.