Royal Opera House

The words ‘Covent Garden’ have long been used as a synonym for British opera thanks to this beautiful and deeply historic venue which is home to two world-famous companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Originally built in 1858, the current Royal Opera House is the third incarnation of this high culture hub, and legends including Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, Luciano Pavarotti and Rudolf Nureyev have graced its stage.

A major reconstruction in the 1990s resulted in the creation of a series of beautiful, modern public spaces to complement the historic grandeur of Covent Garden’s main arena and further improvements are being planned.

Royal Opera House, New Exterior ©2018 ROH. Photograph By Luke Hayes (1)

What's On

Whether you're new to ballet and opera or you've loved them all your life, Royal Opera House has something for you. Their schedule is filled with the newest program of performance, exclusive content to enjoy at home and much more.

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ROH Current Rising ╕2020 Photograph By Johan Persson (6)

Current Rising

  • 21st May–10th June 2021
  • £20
  • Linbury Theatre
Current, Rising is a 15-minute hyper reality opera experience, combining virtual reality with a multisensory set, blending historic stagecraft with cutting-edge technology. It invites audiences to step into an immersive, atmospheric virtual world and experience a dream-like journey carried musically by a poem layered in song.  It is a radical new way of seeing opera in which you – the audience – are at the centre of the performance.
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