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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 #19 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Ballets, Theater & Concerts
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: Theaters, Operas, Ballets, Theater & Concerts
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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Took my partner for the backstage tour and we were absolutely amazed. It is the most incredible place and such a value for money deal. The tour guide Barry was so informative and interesting. It exceeded all expectations. Even if you don't have an interest in opera, theatre ballet or costume then you must just visit because it is such... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not an Opera Fan, but thought it would be interesting to visit. I was not disappointed!! Fascinating how they move and make all the sets! Saw the prima ballerina and her partner in the practice room getting ready for Swan Lake - spectacular!! Heard the history of the expansion, had lunch overlooking the grand atrium. Really fun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My partner booked to see "Swan Lake" as a surprise for valentines.As I never been to Opera house before I really wanted to visit and see the show. It was breath taking,I absolutely loved it!!! We booked our table as well, food was lovely, however don't think any 3 course meal worth £250 pounds for 2 people! But we payed... More 

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London
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I've been here about 10 times now over the last few years plus a couple of times to the Linbury Studio. I've got Madame Butterfly booked soon too. We went to see Swan Lake for my fiancée's birthday and it was excellent (second time for me and I would say this performance was better and I enjoyed the first one!).... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went here to see a production of the ballet Onegin. having never been to a ballet performance in my life before, I was nervous that I would not like it, or that it would be too long. My fears flew out of the window, or should I say exited side left shortly after the performance began, and I was enthrawled... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This building has been, in my life, one of the great producing houses in the world. I've seen Joan Sutherland and Nureyev and Fonteyn here, and recently saw Jonas Kaufman. Productions have ranged from the good to the bad to the ugly, but much of what I remember is the good. The house itself is beautiful, and one of the... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I visited ROH to watch Ballet Black. The venue is nice however they don't seem to cater well for large groups. I wanted to reserve seating for 20 people in one of their bars/restaurants so we could meet for food and drinks before seeing the performance. I was told on the phone that it would be difficult to do that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have seen recently here Onegin ballet. he spectacle it is very dramatic and was very well performed by the dancers. The dancers show their emotions by their body movements and the end was very moving I have had tears in my eyes!! Tchaikovsky's music chosen for this ballet was very romantic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In February 2015 I did a backstage tour at the Royal Opera House. This was a great experience. It was really impressive to see how many people work on all the productions. As the Bafta's were coming up it was extra busy and it was super nice to see the preparations for this. My highlight of the tour was seeing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the ballet here. The dancers and the entire production is amazing and so well done. The attention to detail in the performance is second to none. Excellent. The bar however has little attention to detail. I ordered my interval beverage and sandwich and told where to collect it. Unfortunately, the location I was told was not very clear, and... More 

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