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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England (Covent Garden)
44 20 7304 4000
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Ranked #11 of 1,098 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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Kingsclere, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere in the Opera House, but some seats have poor visibility. Choose your seats very carefully when booking. Also, the restaurant (Amphitheatre) is very expensive, and has little atmosphere. The service is usually excellent but the food no more than so-so the last few times we've been.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Been to the roh several times. Saw Ariadne auf Naxos and La boheme this past summer. Both performances were great with an all star cast.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went for a meal just before the show. Food was ok., nothing too special, however very pricey- we paid over £150 for 2. There was no atmosphere, as the table were we were seated was right at the back. Wouldn't rush back.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful night! Although the theatre itself was smaller than I expected, the seating was very good and everyone could see the stage perfectly. Book online well in advance as most performances are a full house. The music, choreography and mis en scene were beautiful. I would advise you to book dinner at the Balconies Restaurant too and make it... More

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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife's birthday present for me this year was a surprise trip to London - after much secrecy on the flight and during the day she finally gave in at the entrance to the Royal Opera House and told me we were having dinner followed by Puccini's Tosca (my favorite opera) here. We started our dinner which were 3 courses... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Most amazing experience! Was so well organised with seating and timing. Started and ended exactly on time. There was no need for 2 intermissions: 1 would have been enough. Also, armrests on the seats would be more comfortable but there weren't any.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Wonderful. Beautiful. I know it's expensive but if you want to be transported out if your normal life for a few hours - go there!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of the most stunning buildings in London. Every performance I've been to here has been perfect. The champagne bar is worth going to even if you aren't going in to see a show. Highly recommend.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Took my niece to see Swan Lake as a late birthday and for getting straight "A"s in exams the whole experiance was superb not cheap but worth the travel down from the outlands a super ballet and only one slight let down was the dress sense of other visitors perhaps a little word trainers orange t shirt and brown leggins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

If you like ballet don't miss the Backstage tour of the RoH. Great value for money and it gives you an insight into what a complex process bringing a ballet to stage is. We also saw dancers from the Mariinsky practicing on stage - what a treat! David was a very interesting guide and very helpful. We had booked to... More

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