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Royal Opera House

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, 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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World - Class Opera Performances

The best option for all opera - lovers and fan in London! The house with stunning acoustics, excellent service and great performances! Sooo much recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best option for all opera - lovers and fan in London! The house with stunning acoustics, excellent service and great performances! Sooo much recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to see the Bolshoi Ballet on the 9th, the 10th and the 12th of August. Yes three performances (2 x Swan Lake and one Le Corsaire) in four days but as they say you can never have too much of a good thing, can you ? The shows were magnificent and the atmosphere of the venue was (as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super venue for the showing of f The Taming of The Shrew ballet with the Bolshoi company. An excellent show with brilliant ballet - despite not being a big ballet fan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Swan Lake with the Bolshoi Ballet. Out of this world. Building work in progress was no problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent production of Werther with Anthony Pappano (music director) in the pit was breathtaking. New production of Il Trovatore, vocally and directorally a disaster. But the house is glorious. The food and champagne overpriced but excellent. And you go for the music, and the experience (not the food.) Choose a performance wisely and you will have a sublime opera experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the Pet Shop Boys there,which is a first for the Royal Opera House. Stunning building that lives and breathes in history-parts of the exterior were being given a brush-up. There's lots to do in the bars/restaurants within(booking essential) and one cannot help but be impressed by the grandeur of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got tickets through student discount and had really good seats to watch In Parenthesis. we went to see it on the same day as the 100 year anniversary of the somme and it made me think about what had happened in a different way. Amazing setting for any performance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Opera House is a wonderful construction. If you can get a ticket to see an opera or a ballet, it will be a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited at the weekend to see Swan Lake by the visiting Bolshoi ballet, we had a box on the grande tier which was good for privacy. But be careful, our box was the second one in towards the stage, this came with a restricted view for about an eighth of the stage if sitting behind the front two guests. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to see the Bolshoi Ballet performance of Don Quixote and it was absolutely superb. The choreography, the colours of the costume, the dancers were exquisite. Actually, adjectives fail to capture just how spectacular it all was. The Royal Opera House is walking distance from Covent Garden tube station and if you can't see a performance, they do... More 

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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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