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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #10 of 1,085 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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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

ROH at Covent Garden is one of the most famous opera houses and charges highest admittance but the standard of comfort is low. Aircon is inadequate and you can pay more than GBP100 with a blocked view. Many similar class opera houses are far more comfortable....but of course you pay for what is performed and here you have international cast... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We saw a production of Lady Macbeth of Minsk that was just excellent. The costumes, set, performances, lighting, and everything else was spot on. Then we saw a production of Don Juan that was boring and offensive. But the venue is nice. The chairs are a bit uncomfortable. I recommend that you read a few reviews before you go.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well, ok, after hearing such positive comments on this tour, of course I was over the moon expecting the very best. So off I went, very early in the morning, paid an expensive ticket and so the adventure began. The “ colourful history” of the theatre was, to say the least, dull. After his very boring story, the guide popped... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Saw "The Dream" ballet here in June 2014. The show was phenomenal, and the venue itself is a "dream." Rich wood finishes and Queen Elizabeth II's royal cypher stitched in the stage curtain. British entertainment doesn't get better than this!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is something to really treat youselves with. Splurge some money and enjoy the occasion for all it is. Whether you like opera or ballet or not you will have a great time in the splendour of the place. Food is excellent so book a table. You don't have to dress up, there is no dress code, but why not... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Being an avid opera buff, I try to catch opera events wherever I can. The Royal Opera House was not a disappointment. Situated in the lovely area of Covent Garden in London, the building is a mixture of old and new. The staff were efficient and friendly enough and overall it was a marvelous experience. The opera was of course... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I attended a great, impressive and emotional perforance of La Bohème at ROH. Beautiful moment! The atmosphere is nice and they event sell icecreams.

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london
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Other reviews say it all about the amazing building, splendid staff etc. There are cheaper seats that often go quickly, but some are returns on the day. There's actually less snobbery than many ordinary venues (eg, people bring in their own sandwiches and eat them in the foyer etc). Programmes have lots of useful info and interesting articles.

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Worcester UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's a must see venue in many ways. The building is impressive although as an old opera house there are many seats where you can't see the stage very well. They are riding high at the moment musically. The orchestra is astounding and the conducting is usually of the highest calibre. You get to see the biggest stars. But....... the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had always wanted to see a performance at the ROH, and I managed to get tickets for the opening night of La Boheme. The tickets were expensive (orchestra seating) but worth the price. The bar area was exceptional and the champagne was not bad either!. The venue- just amazing on the inside- it was very much like being transported... More

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