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Royal Opera House

#25 of 1,293 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7304 4000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Live Opera at local cinemas

What a great idea, Opera is being broadcast live to local cinemas. This gives the opportunity for opera fans to experience the superb productions produced in London in their local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alan I
Accrington, United Kingdom
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great idea, Opera is being broadcast live to local cinemas. This gives the opportunity for opera fans to experience the superb productions produced in London in their local cinema and in many different counties. Few of us have the ability to visit ROH in London or the finance entailed in doing so and this provides a superb alternative.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't fault the ROH experience. Been going there since I was a child, and still feel the excitement at every visit. I must say though, the performance of the opera TOSCA was not all that this time. Rather disappointing I thought.

Thank Alenoush G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I have been going to the opera house for two years now, going very regularly to see operas and ballets. As students we absolutely love their student membership. Students are given the opportunity to go at discounted prices for all sorts of events and invite a second person (student or not!) at the same student price. I'm... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why mixed feeling about ROH? Because after being refurbished with tax payers money and indeed looking amazing inside, I gave up in returning after so many let downs: the staff is really snotty and they do so many tricks I have never seen in any other opera house around the world!!!!! - whether face to face or on the phone.... More 

Thank TERRAvelista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited recently and was very impressed, the performance was amazing. The building itself is fantastic but things are totally chaotic at the intervals and it is not very clear where you are supposed to be going. It didnt put me off too much and all in all had a wonderful evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried for nearly a year to take a group to Thurrock where all the scenery is made for The Royal Opera House. The staff in the Box Office when you eventually got through (sometimes waiting 20 minutes) where off hand and rude. After a year of trying I eventually got a date to visit. I asked if there were... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have amazing tickets in the orchestra stalls for Tosca. The soloists were exceptional as one would expect. A wonderful evening and very moving. The champagne bar set the tone for the evening which was a birthday treat for my husband. All the staff at the Opera House are very professional. Although we hadn't preordered drinks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always dreamed of going to the Royal Opera house. I have been to operas at La Scala, Sydney Opera House and the ENO. I was mesmerised the moment I walked in and in awe when we went up the escalator and saw how huge the building was. The production itself was outstanding and reconfirmed my love of ballet.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How .miserable to use the same singer in the staring role of both opera's on the evening of Cavaliera rusticana and then Pagliacci. The whole part was thoroughly unconvincing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Royal Opera House was one of the things on my bucket list. We had fantastic seats (half price on Travelzoo). We loved everything, the costumes, the set, the music and of course the production. I booked a meal in The Amphitheatre Restaurant, 3 courses for £30. Great value. We arrived at 5.30, ate our starter and main course,... More 

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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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