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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
+44 20 7304 4000
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Covent Garden
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+44 20 7304 4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is definitely an elegant space and fascinating historical venue. Just loved the performance. Beautiful stage and easy to book online. Credit card facilities. WiFi. Enjoy a glass of chilled, crisp Ruinart Champagne and a plate of smoked salmon before curtain up or during the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Opera House will always arouse controversy and shows that class & Money play a bigger role in opera & ballet than elsewhere in the world. That said you can enjoy the biggest sopranos, the finest tenors and the most exciting of composers for...More

Thank Paula G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so looking for ward to this tour and while some bits were informative there was a massive lack of what is shown on the website! We sat in the foyer an had an amusing run down on the history for quite awhile, a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving at our hotel we settled in had a meal and a couple of drinks , we then set off to the Royal opera house to see The Pet Shop Boys in concert . It's the second time we'd been to see the pet...More

1  Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment of arrival my wife & I were treated with utmost respect. We went up to the bar and had a drink with a lovely lady we met & shared a table with. Afterwards we took the elevator to the orchestra level &...More

2  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the last night of La Boheme as a family treat. Beautiful production with wonderful sets including snow! Lead tenor struggled with his voice and was "substituted" after the interval. Only the Royal Opera House could get away with this and manged it superbly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this opera house was long planned for my birthday, tickets were a struggle to get and ... I was full of excited expectation as I had seen quite a few operas by live broadcast to our local Odeon. I managed to...More

Thank Kerstin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Fantastic night! An opera house is not the typical place you’d expect to go to see Pet Shop Boys but it was a brilliant venue (actually my second time seeing them here). Really lovely friendly relaxed staff throughout the place (the barman Greg gorgeous!),...More

Thank michaelbrowning
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Verdi's Falstaff. The opera was, as expected, wonderful. One of the best opera houses in the world, but they still make sure it's easy to follow if you're not an opera fanatic. There are subtitles, and the acting is also great as well...More

Thank Mari B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having won tickets for La Boheme at the Royal opera house in London my wife and I went with a varying degree of expectancy. It was in fact a wonderful experience and not having been to the opera before, Surprised to see the varying social...More

Thank CIDERMAN1
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Jody S
May 13, 2018|
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Response from platinum_maverick | Reviewed this property |
There are alternatives but not as good
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Jarvmeister
March 10, 2018|
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Response from FrenchieHawn | Reviewed this property |
I sat stalls circle right A90 for Carmen and although not central, it was an excellent, clear view. Got fantastic advice from the box office, so I recommend booking through them for expert help. Enjoy!
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Hannah G
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Lorraine T | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty high,I don't like heights but it was bearable.Not a stiff drink in sight
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