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  • Address:

    Royal Opera House Bow St
    London
    WC2E 9DD

  • Venue phone:

    020 7304 4000

  • Venue website:

    www.roh.org.uk

  • Transport:

    Tube: Covent Gdn

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    1. Royal Opera House
      • Bow St
        London
        WC2E 9DD
      • 020 7304 4000
      • www.roh.org.uk
      • 51.513284,-0.123408

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Royal Ballet: Cubania

Ballet, Contemporary and experimental, Drama

Brilliant Cuban dancer and Royal Ballet guest artist Carlos Acosta stars in a mixed bill inspired by the dance of his homeland. The programme includes new works from Russell Maliphant and Taiwanese-American choreographer Edwaard Llang. Acosta also presents...

  1. Mon Jul 21 – Wed Jul 23
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. TBC
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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 May 25
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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 Jun 29
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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 Jul 27
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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 Sep 28
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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 Oct 26
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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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 Nov 30
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, United Kingdom, WC2E 9DD
  3. £5, £3 under-16s
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La traviata

West End, Italian opera

Richard Eyre's traditional staging of Verdi's tragic love story returns to the Royal Opera House. The Diana Damrau and Ailyn Perez share the part of Violetta, the self-sacrificing courtesan of the title, while the role of her respectable lover Alfredo...

  1. Sat Apr 19 – Tue May 20
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. £14-£195
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Le nozze di Figaro

Classical opera

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Critics' choice

David McVicar’s direction of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is with us again. The operatic version of Beaumarchais’s comic drama, it stands up well to such revival (this is the fourth), given its traditional costumes and softly-lit sets. Savvy servant...

Le nozze di Figaro
  1. Fri May 2 – Thu May 15
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. £8-£178
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Parsifal

Romantic opera, German opera

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Critics' choice

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 Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. £46-£230
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Royal Ballet: Serenade/Sweet Violets/DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse

Ballet, West End, Drama

A triple bill from the Royal Ballet. The run features George Balanchine's 'Serenade', set to Tchaikovsky's 'Serenade for String Orchestra' which could be described as the first American ballet. The plotless piece refers to greats such as 'Swan Lake' and...

  1. Wed May 14 – Mon May 26
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. TBC
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Royal Ballet: The Dream/New Alastair Marriott/The Concert

Ballet, West End, Drama

Another triple bill from the Royal Ballet, which features Frederick Ashton's 1964 'The Dream', based on Shakespeare's forest-set, fairy-led comedy. Set to Mendelssohn's music arranged by John Lanchbery, the piece will be danced by principals Laura Morera,...

  1. Sat May 31 – Fri Jun 13
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. TBC
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Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

Ballet, West End, Drama, Shakespeare

  • Rating: 4/5

Love may conquer all, but the road there is often paved with jealousy and heartache. Cue British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. One of the Bard’s lesser-realised tragicomedies, it’s now the first...

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale
  1. Tue Apr 22 – Thu May 8
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. £4-£95
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Faust

West End, Opera

  • Rating: 5/5
  • Critics' choice

Curiously, in a genre that encompasses so many frankly bizarre subjects, Gounod’s operatic setting of Goethe’s ‘Faust’ has been singled out by some as a step too far in reducing a great verse drama to a tawdry bagatelle of hit tunes. However, director...

Faust
  1. Thu Apr 17 – Fri Apr 25
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
  3. £74-£230. Runs 3hrs 30mins
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Installation

  • 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. Thu Apr 17 – Sun Jun 18 2017
  2. Royal Opera House Bow St, WC2E 9DD
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bigsands

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.

Emily

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.