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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to a production of La Bayadere.

Whole experience was fabulous

- pre ordered drinks so available in interval
- beautiful bar setting to drink in
- copious amounts of toilets
- beautiful theatre
- comfy seats

Thank Y8689CIdebbiew
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet. It was breathtaking experience.

Highly recommend to see the play, so passionate and emotional. Love it, love it...
I would also like to see this play in Moscow, performing "Russian Ballet" in " Bolshoy treater"....

Thank nara999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You are unlikely to be disappointed by what has been achieved with the upgrade

Great bar an coffee area with restaurant if you want and great views over Covent Garden

Thank HRNG56
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical matinee performance of La Bayadere,, wonderfully complemented by orchestra on top form. Entire company to be applauded for moving interpretation.

1  Thank griffitc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting a little higher does save a very small amount and shows off the decor well.
The orchestra superb as always, fills the house.
After something like 50 million pounds has just been spent on the front lobby so to speak, access and ground floor cafe are available all day.
I was underwhelmed by the new space though.
The Floral Hall (dining and bar) just as crowded as ever.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit since the refurbishment, which is amazing.
We were at the tea dance with the wonderful orchestra. The usual old favourite were played although we would have liked a tango!
3 sequence dances were played towards the end which I havent learned yet,
good venue for single people you will always find a dance partner.

Although the price has gone up its good value for a London tea dance

Thank maryjeanhanna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked with time the backstage visit to the theater. The guide was very knowledgeable about the activity and history of the theater.
Highlights 1) How was the building transformed , especially to be able to give more functions and shorten the intervals? 2) Access to see through a large window the rehearsals and trainings of the ballet (In our case we were enthralled with
Natalia Osipova, one of the best dancers in the world) 3) The boxes of Queen Victoria who was a very usual spectator of the theater's functions. 4) Enter the main theater hall (we do not know if you can always access it)

Thank Revtra0151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If the V&A Museum could once be described as a posh cafe with a museum attached, so the new “Opened Up” ROH is just a canteen with a posh opera house attached. I’ve known and loved this place for over 50 years since I would climb up to the slips, hard narrow wooden planks, to see opera. I have seen the different improvements and now after much delay and extra cost (not from the public purse) due among reasons to the discovery of a tributary of the Fleet River meandering under the house, the ROH is opened up to presumably the passing less heeled for refreshments from 10 am. Will it draw in a different demographic to opera and ballet? Of course not, or not till prices for such refreshments and tickets drop.
I am fortunate: I can afford to see the operas I love here and the odd £15 for what a barman described as “the ordinary champagne, sir” and then he added when I explained that his sponsor, Ruinart, never produces “ordinary” champagne and would hate to hear him say so, “the cheap one”. Cheaper perhaps, cheap no!
But the new look foyer is now a huge cafe with tables arranged like and resembling those in a factory canteen. The choice of alcohol is apparently restricted to wine and Ruinart champagne. The food is twee sandwiches and a limited choice of cakes but the coffees are excellent.
The ladies now have the best lavatories as they seem to have taken over the good new ones we men had for the time of the building works. So we men are reduced to the old semicircle of rather smelly urinals and paper towel dispensers that run out before the end of an interval. Not so posh that, ROH management.
Up top at the outside terrace that overlooks Covent Garden there are more seats and tables and even glass slides to protect a bit from the elements. That’s a great improvement and the upper restaurant is much larger which goes to prove that this whole open up was to produce more catering choices and space. Just like airports so will we get shops next rebuild?
The house is as before. The plush of the seats is fraying but it is still a grand opera house and the orchestra stalls seat I have this week for the fantastic Wagner “Ring” has perfect sight lines. And the opera is grand and wonderful so standards are still being maintained.
So I will return as long as I am fit and can afford it but I do not think much of the canteen. And opening up has, by the appearance of many more folk with curly wires going into their ears, been good for the employment of lots more security staff but no one seems to check tickets any more. Strange!

3  Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The space is a delight. The orchestra were stunning. The dancers of the RB brought a grace, discipline and physical ability that is awesome. The principals simply didn’t have the chemistry that makes an evening magical.

Thank 5NickE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been conducted by Antonio Pappano. Amazing cast, orchestra and the chorus!

Soprano solo by Lise Davidsen. She was absolutely stunning. Dramatic and stunning legatos in her grand voice.

Newly refurbished opera house is now cosier than before to grab some drinks also.

Thank A5326RMjann
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