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Royal Opera House

#18 of 2,415 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7304 4000
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Description: Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and...
Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera, which regularly features world famous stars and performances throughout the year.
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We've been many times and loved everyone. This is more than a trip to the opera - it's an establishment and going just to people watch will satisfy. Make sure when you check out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We've been many times and loved everyone. This is more than a trip to the opera - it's an establishment and going just to people watch will satisfy. Make sure when you check out an opera you go to the top floor and look down on Covent Garden.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Never visited this beautiful venue before but we weren't disappointed. We had a drink at the bar and although very busy we got served quickly. Drinks were very pricey but maybe thats normal for London. The auditorium is so grand and beautiful. We were lucky we had great seats with a superb view in the upper circle. Swan Lake was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went to see Swan Lake.... Totally amazing! The orchestra was just fantastic, and the performance was unforgettable. A truly wonderful experience.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We've never been to the ROH itself, but a tour of the House's scenery production facility in Purfleet, Essex was very interesting and enjoyable. It lasts about 75 minutes. You get a knowledgeable guide who tells you about the history of the site, before taking you into the large building in which the scenery is made. On a circular wooden... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Simply stunning production, magnificent performances by the ballerinas and the orchestra. You positively flew with swans, the scenery was superb... What splendid splendid evening.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The ROH is wonderful and if you've never been you must! Its a real treat. We sat in the 2nd row but it was a little too close to the stage and we couldn't see all the foot work. Lovely to see the orchestra though. The ballet was sumptious and the principals were wonderful. Having a table was great, but... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not sure if it was a reasonable production of a flawed opera but fear it was a poor versionof a valid story. I felt the staging overwhelmed the singing. And maybe the operatic skill of the singers meant the bitter sarcasm was lost. But the second half is better than the first - which was very slow. The ROH is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We've just seen "swan lake",at the royal opera house,fantastic.i know it's hard to get tickets at ROH,but you must try,just to see the theatre it's magnificent ,go on a tour or better still try and see a show.bravo

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ROH never dissapoints. Amazing everytime. Cannot praise the staging enough, the lavish props and backdrops are stunning. And as for the orchestra and ballet dancers, cannot give them enough praise. Went to see 'Onegin' which is my new favorite ballet, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A combination of old world and modern amenities, the ROH is a treat to see opera at. Tip - check out the stalls and the standing room only area for cheap seats. Not only reasonably priced but super easy to get in and out of quickly before/after show.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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