Royal Opera House

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  • Backstage at the ROH - © Rob Greig

  • Theatre stalls - © Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out

  • Baroque performance - © Belinda Lawley / Time Out

  • Stage view - © Belinda Lawley / Time Out

  • Wayne McGregor in rehearsal - © Ed Marshall

  • Backstage at the ROH - © Rob Greig

  • Backstage at the ROH - © Rob Greig

  • Ornate Architecture - © Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out

  • Bridge of Aspirations - © Britta Jaschinski/Time Out

  • © Michael Franke

  • Exterior - © Susie Rea / Time Out

Backstage at the ROH - © Rob Greig

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Royal Opera House Bow St
    WC2E 9DD

  • Venue phone:

    020 7304 4000

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Check website for show times

  • Transport:

    Tube: Covent Garden

  • Map

    1. Royal Opera House
      • Bow St
        WC2E 9DD
      • 020 7304 4000
      • 51.513191,-0.122142

What's on at Royal Opera House



Family Sundays at the Royal Opera House

Things to do

These regular family days are an opportunity to explore the Royal Opera House, its artists and the world of opera and ballet. Sessions will vary each month but will involve different creative activities as well as live musical performances including live...

Family Sundays at the Royal Opera House
  1. Sun Aug 31 – Sun Nov 30
  2. Royal Opera House
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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Romantic opera, German opera

  • Rating: 4/5
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While the curtain is sporting hues of red (the Blood of Christ?) and incorporating an ever-widening mouth (no prizes for thinking temptation here), the glorious Prelude to Act I of ‘Parsifal’ steals in to stem the audience’s hubbub. Transporting and spacious,...

  1. Tue Dec 15 2015
  2. Royal Opera House
  3. £46-£230
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina


  • Free

A commission by artist Yinka Shonibare, produced by Up Projects for the Royal Opera House. Titled 'Globe Head Ballerina', the work is inspired by a famous photograph of ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Shonibare's sculpture depicts a life-size ballerina, modelled...

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
  1. Mon Jul 28 – Sun Jun 18 2017
  2. Royal Opera House
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This is a great venue which also has another side to it. Companies hire the upper terrace to host private parties. The terrace overlooks Covent Garden and there is lots of space to include a live ensemble as background music. My steel drum band ensemble covered a company event here and the staff were great, the service was good and everything just had a really nice feel about it. I recommend this venue.


The Royal Opera House is a very special building. There is such a special atmosphere around the whole building and the performances staged are world class. You can't really go wrong here.