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Royal Opera House

Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
Phone Number: 44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #4 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera, which...
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Type: Ballets, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went on a Saturday night to a production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Superb dancing and music and vision. A difficult call to make a ballet from a very verbal medium, but beautifully achieved, as in the brilliant production of A Winter's Tale. Stunning choreography from Christopher Wheeldon and music by Joby Talbot. Great interpretation by Sarah Lamb as... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

breathtaking building awesome and right on the street so you can't miss it. Well worth a visit to just stand and stare at it, but at this time of the year find a coffee shop and view from the warmth.

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Stockton on Tees
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35 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

As I now live 250 mikes away, trips to my musical home are infrequent and require a lot of planning. I receive e-mails that irritate me by telling me that every production has been 'specially selected' for me- yet my annual visits are focused on 19 & early 20th century German repertoire. Performances of Tristan are extra special but only... More 

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Perth, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The backstage tour was informative and interesting but the guide was just doing his job and didn't seem to have any passion for the theatre. Members of the group asked some very basic theatre related questions which the guide had no idea of the answer. I felt that the guide (he didn't even bother to tell us his name) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Never been to the ROH or seen a professional ballet. Setting was fantastic The service at the bar in ROH was very efficient and we were able to pre-order our drinks for the interval without any problem.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A stunning venue and bathrooms were spotless. Service was a little slow but not surprising for the number of people the staff had to cater to. Highly Recommended!!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been to London numerous times and can't believe that I only now discovered this tour. Book ahead so that there's no delay for getting your ticket. It's easy to do online. The archivist for the English national Opera was our tour leader the day I went. We started out in the orchestra section where we heard the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A very informative and fascinating tour. Our tour guide was very theatrical and once we had adjusted to this it was great - far better than the usual guide that just regurgitates facts like a robot. Behind the stage - memorising, I could have watched the ballet dancers training for ages. The sewing room (only have access to this on... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a stunning venue, and what high quality performances. If you're lucky and get tickets in advance you can get really cheap seats, although I rather enjoyed having perfect views and forking out for top notch seats! Certainly an experience all Londoners ought to have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

London itinerary was a bit of rush for us, after coming here from Svalbard and Northern Norway; thus we missed out buying the tickets. We were too late ! Still, we had to walk around and see the marvellous architecture of the Royal Opera House. This is one of the best in the world and comparable to that we found... More 

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