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Royal Opera House

#31 of 1,533 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England
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+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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Fabulous place inside

The outside wasn't as impressive as I'd hoped but the inside more than made up for it. Service was excellent, prices affordable and the dining and main theatre room are superb... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The outside wasn't as impressive as I'd hoped but the inside more than made up for it. Service was excellent, prices affordable and the dining and main theatre room are superb. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The theatre is magnificent. There are many performances for all ages and preferences. I would highly reccomend it and i should deffinately book tickets again for future performances!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wayne McGregor's triptych 'Woolf Works' today was superb, even better than the first time I saw it performed. The highlight for me was the final dance 'Tuesday' where Mara Galeazzi delivered a soul-searching and achingly beautiful performance. The first dance 'I now, I then' also featured the hugely talented Yasmine Naghdi, destined for huge success. A highly recommended venue, with... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Opera House is superb and the Nutcracker was brilliant. Sadly thanks to Diamond Holidays we only saw half the show. Took Nine and a half hours to get to London from Northwich because they said there were delays on the Motorway, which there were. But going home it still took over eight hours with no hold ups!! They go... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a little over prized and very small seatings but the music and also the performance was great (la traviata)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attended the opera house last year in July to see pet shop boys show on the first night. Arriving at the opera house we were greeted by friendly staff and a wow atmosphere we walked up a beautiful staircase to the bar near the restaurant and had 2 drinks very cheap for the price and sat down while taking in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been on the backstage tour before and it was great so we came back and brought some friends. This time is was really disappointing though. The whole tour lasted an hour and during that we saw very little of the opera house. We saw the auditorium which was great but apparently wasn't a scheduled stop and we weren't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a first visit to the ROH for us and it did not disappoint. We were on a coach trip to the afternoon performance (included ticket price £16.50) were a real bargain. This took the sting off the rather expensive sandwiches we had for lunch. The music was superb; the dancing was awesome and the combination was a wonderful,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous Tuesday evening attending the spectacular Nutcracker ballet at the London Royal Opera House. Heavenly Tchaikovsky music and orchestra, beautiful dancing and costumes. It was like stepping into history !

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, fabulous service in the amphitheatre restaurant. Sensational performance of the Nutcracker, stunning costumes, sets and of course wonderful music. We were swept up in the sheer Beaty of it all. Thank you royal ballet .

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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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