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

Recitals at Lunchtime  - Until May 16

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room, and nearby St Clement Danes.

  • Tickets £16

Dance with the Royal Ballet - Until May 6

Participate in a workshop led by a member of The Royal Ballet Company. Gain an active insight into the repertory of The Royal Ballet by learning steps and creatively exploring the choreography.

  • Tickets £10
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Live at Lunch - Until February 25

Experience an exciting programme of free lunchtime performances inspired by the heritage of the Royal Opera House and its operas and ballets. Artists from The Royal Opera, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet and a range of guest artists perform in the newly opened-up spaces of the Royal Opera House.

  • Free entry. No booking required.

Family Sundays  - Until May 8

Family Sundays are a regular event for families to come and explore the Royal Opera House, hear about its artists and the world of opera and ballet. Each Family Sunday will be packed with creative and practical activities for all the family, with space to relax and enjoy live music in an informal setting.

  • General Tickets £10, Under 18s Tickets £8

Sing at the Royal Opera House - Until May 27

All ages and abilities are welcome to join in and sing in an opera chorus. Bring your friends, family and colleagues and explore some of the world’s biggest tunes in a fun and lively atmosphere at the home of The Royal Opera.

  • Tickets £10
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