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Royal Opera House

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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
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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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Amazing building

The Royal opera house is iconic in every sense of the word. Must be visited even for just a drink or a meal, soak up the ambiance of a most fantastic building, right in the heart... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal opera house is iconic in every sense of the word. Must be visited even for just a drink or a meal, soak up the ambiance of a most fantastic building, right in the heart of covent garden.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venue and concert were amazing. I would steer clear of the bar's though as its all about profit and not about the customer. In the picture you see the reality against the promotional material in the background that sets your expectations of a full glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd never been to the Royal Opera House before, and was delighted to have the opportunity when my favourite artists, Pet Shop Boys, did a short run of shows. What an amazing place! You know you are in for something special as soon as you enter. Staff are very polite and friendly as they check your tickets, then there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to a concert at this venue and was very impressed with decor in the interior of the building - absolutely stunning. Staff were amazing - friendly and smiling - rarely seen at concert venues. Acoustics were top class. A really enjoyable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pet Shop Boys Opening night, Weds 20/7, wow, this venue is stunning, the staff were so polite and I will never forget my visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended to watch and hear @JamesBrianPlatt in the Young Artists Summer Performance; just fabulous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful evening out with a real sense of occasion. We went to see Il Trovatore with dinner at the Amphitheater restaurant. The setting in the Amphitheater restaurant with its huge windows overlooking Covent Garden is is an absolute delight. You can preorder the whole meal and drinks online before hand which takes all the hassle out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seats in the Orchestra stalls Row D - Fabulous position - up close and personal! We saw Il Travatore - a wonderful opera. Easy to follow with the sub titles and really brilliant performances by all. I have not been here for years and really should come more often. The ROH itself is stunning and very ornate. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg amazing we went on the last night and I can truly say it was unforgettable from the staff to the players truly a pleasure to have heard and seen this in real life if you have never been go will not be my last thank you for a wonderful evening I will never forget

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Il Travatore our first opera. The staging, the set, the performance and the music were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were absorbed by the whole experience. We sat in the amphitheatre and although the seats were small the view was good and uninterrupted. Will definitely go again.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
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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