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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #12 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Ballets
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Having never been to the ballet, my boyfriend booked this a new experience we had both been wanting to try. The venue itself is nice, but after visiting the cafe during the intermission of the ballet, I was in absolute awe of its magnificence! Made it extra magical. We saw the Jewels ballet - the seats were expensive but worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There is nothing quite so memorable as a night at the Royal Opera House on any occasion but the ballet is truly magical!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'd really recommend a visit. Seats can be extremely expensive (very special occasion for most of us) but I generally go for a limited view in the slips, for which tickets are very reasonable - and if you pick the right place, the view is pretty good (although be prepared to sit on bench seats - no luxury at £10/head!)... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Like with many Opera Houses in Europe, it is beautiful to go and and look around. Regal and intricate the decor everywhere is beautiful and seeing as show here is a great way to end a vacation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not terrible but there are better - and cheaper places to eat very nearby. Personally not a fan of eating between acts. All a bit frantic and staff seem more driven to get the food out than to serve with charm. Inevitable, I suppose.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What an amazing venue. It really does live up to expectations, it is a beautiful building. We went there to see Swan Lake and were not disappointed - it really does have a magical feel about it. We had fantastic seats in the dress circle which gave us an amazing view of the whole stage. The seats were comfortable with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Still fantastic performances, though it has lost some great principles (Rojo, Cojocaru, etc.) to the English Ballet. ook out for Ossipova

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Took my daughter here to see Madam Butterfly not quite sure how much I really would like it, But I came out in tears at the production and marvelling at the magnificent setting that is the Royal Opera House. I suspect most will love it, even if they're not all that fussed about opera to start with.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The backstage tour never really went backstage (i.e. where the sets are being moved around, green rooms, etc.). We saw the main auditorium and got a history lesson which was interesting however our only view of backstage was from a viewing room high up. Too much time walking through corridors and going up stairs and in elevators. Visited the costume... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I saw "Le Nozze di Figaro" and it was unforgettable. The singing was of course flawless but I enjoyed the sets and lighting just as much. The small screens above the seats with a summary of the lyrics in English were really helpful. The building is marvellous, especially the restaurant/bar space. I'm definitely returning. Expensive but worth it.

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