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Royal Opera House

#31 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
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+44 20 7304 4000
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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Went to see Angela Ghiorgu starring in Adriana Lecouvreur opera performance last night. First visit to ROH for us and it was amazing, a truly wonderful performance in a beautiful... read more

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to see Angela Ghiorgu starring in Adriana Lecouvreur opera performance last night. First visit to ROH for us and it was amazing, a truly wonderful performance in a beautiful theatre by an absolute superstar. Worth every penny, every seat full and hope to repeat our visit soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to see Sleeping Beauty got a seat top of the house or should I say at the back. The ballet was excellent, dancing, sets, costume and music spectacular... We got late seats and although as described we were sat at the back we could still see really well and were not disappointed. The theatre is a wonderful building and... More 

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The opera running at the time of our visit was very expensive, over 200 pounds for a good seat. So we just took a back stage tour to see the inside and her workings. Amazing how much work goes into those productions! Now I know why tickets costs so much. During our tour, there were male ballet dancers practicing. What... More 

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Joined a party of 20 for an hour and a half's tour of the backstage of the Royal Opera House, starting at 2.30. The guide was excellent - witty, well-informed and energetic. We had heard very encouraging reports and expected a full tour of the backstage at this renowned opera house. Instead, we were marched through corridors, up and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the quality of the ballet is well-known, the opportunity to eat here - before and during the performance - makes a special evening even more enjoyable. The menu - from which you can select in advance - is well-rounded and offers a modest number of good choices showcasing British food. The wines are excellent, with helpful advice on pairing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been lucky enough to enjoy opera productions at a number of venues around the World, and have also enjoyed a number of Royal Opera cinema performances, but it was particularly good to return to a live performance having not been to Covent Garden for some years. A great setting, exciting singers at the top of their game plus... More 

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This was my first ever visit to the Opera House and my first ballet.The opera house was beautifully kept with amazing ceilings and design.The ballet (sleeping beauty) was beyond amazing .I had a small niggle with a group of young girls in the box next to me chatting and hanging over that balcony which spoilt my view at times apart... More 

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I went to see Giselle, the ballet. What a stunning theater! Although I was fairly high, and on the left side of the stage, I still had a fairly good view of the performance. I sat on the benches which were pretty comfortable, but with a full theater, it was a bit tight. Don't wait until the last minute to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had never visited the Royal Opera House before, but I am very interested in ballet and decided to book a tour when I was recently staying in London. The tour was very interesting, and our guide was very knowledgable The tour laster approximately 1.5 hours, and we saw some of the dancers rehearsing, and heard the opera being rehearsed... More 

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Took my wife for her birthday to see Ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Never been to the Ballet before but it was amazing. Not a cheap date but I was transfixed and will be back. Preordered drinks and olives for the second interval and it all worked like clockwork in an amazing setting. Will be back.

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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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