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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
+44 20 7304 4000
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7304 4000
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Reviewed today

I would not normally visit the Royal Opera House. In fact, the last time I visited was in 1991 to see Handel's great camp, Baroque opera, Ricardo Primo. This time, I was given a £270 free seat ticket as part of a market research project...More

Thank baroquenroll
Reviewed yesterday

I done both went for a tour and also seen a ballet at the evening. tour - was great interesting to see the behind the scenes in this huge theater, but I wish we could see more of the actual action - seeing dancers in...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed yesterday

We all know that Covent Garden and the Royal Opera is one of the leading opera Venues in the world BUT this latest production of Verdi's Otello has made one of the outstanding memories of the Garden top of the list. As I have been...More

Thank RichardBerry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was first time at the Opera. Booked the Ampitheatre restaurant for pre opera dinner. A well oiled operation to get everyone served before the opera started. Found out to our delight, we had the table for the whole night....starter and main before opera, back to...More

Thank Glen D
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a first experience of opera La Traviata was a stunning. The ROH was a outstanding venue, reasonably priced and very well organised.

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Buy tickets for the Backstage Tour online in advance. Your hour and a quarter will be well spent. A look at the 1858 red-and-gilt five story horseshoe auditorium is not guaranteed, but we got a quick peek during a rehearsal break. Upstairs, we watched about...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First, cameras at the Royal Opera House are not allowed. If you attempt to take pictures your camera will be confiscated. There is also very tight security right now as well so do arrive early. Absolutely no later than 30 minutes prior. Pro tips: 1)...More

1  Thank DavoIrie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a magical night at the opera watching La Traviata. The cast were fantastic delivering an emotionally charged performance. Violetta and Alfredo delivered heartbreaking arias of superb quality. The live orchestra played beautifully. A real magical place and a magical evening. Can't wait to go...More

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the backstage tour on a Wednesday morning, and it was an amazing experience. The group was fairly small (about 16 of us), and our tour guide was fantastic. This tour really gives you the chance to see all parts of...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last weekend we went for a behind the scenes tour of the opera house and it was over an hours worth of pure pleasure. The guide was absolutely charming, entertaining and knowledgable. We saw so much more than we expected and learnt a great deal...More

Thank Hilary C
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
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Hannah G
I've booked tickets in the amphitheater for Madame Butterfly, how high up does it feel, will I need a stiff drink first ?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Lorraine T | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty high,I don't like heights but it was bearable.Not a stiff drink in sight
Andy P
Can we take a picture and video inside the opera building when we take the tour? Thank you
12 February 2017|
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Response from Tanzey K | Reviewed this property |
I believe not
is there disabled access for an electric wheelchair, ie. level or ramp access?
10 August 2016|
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Response from DavidCDevon | Reviewed this property |
Yes lifts and ramps and very helpful staff