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Royal Opera House

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
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+44 20 7304 4000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1732, this well-known theater is the home to the Royal Ballet and...

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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Madama Butterly

First visit to the ROH in Covent Garden and had seats in the left stalls. The theatre is sumptuous and parts of the building are currently undergoing refurbishment - hidden and... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to the ROH in Covent Garden and had seats in the left stalls. The theatre is sumptuous and parts of the building are currently undergoing refurbishment - hidden and understated so as not to spoil the experience. Very welcoming and not at all snooty. The music and singing were wonderful and I would encourage anyone to see anything... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On these 2 visits we had pre booked tickets (£13 for Meistersingers, £8 for Butterfly, both in side slips) but on 2 previous occasions I got in at the last minute for £19 & £20). To see a top production with superb orchestra, singing, sets and staging for these kinds of prices is simply breathtaking. The whole ROH experience is... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first ballet experience and I wasn't disappointed. Wow! The dancing was amazing,the costumes and sets beautiful and dinner in the Balconies restaurant was pretty good too

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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We were lucky enough to have an evening of Madam Butterfly last night and it deserved nothing less than 5 stars. Lovely production and beautiful setting. I can't wait to go again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful experience. Stunning theatre. Lovely bar area and although was very busy there wasn't too much of a wait to get served. Drinks can be ordered in advance for collection during the interval. Will definitely like to visit again when in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very best theatres/venues London has from the decadent auditorium to the clean, crisp modernity of the bars and restaurants (and toilets).

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to go to an Opera and whenever i have tried to get tickets, it has always been sold out. I had a week off and, by chance, happened upon the Royal Opera House website. There were 2 tickets available to see Madama Butterfly! OMG. It was a matinee performance, but how cares? I grabbed the best... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of seeing Madama Butterfly, and I can only say it was the most Magical evening I have ever spent, Ana Maria Martinez has the voice of an angel

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We went to watch Madama Butterfly. We were slightly concerned that our seats were so high up/far away from the stage but they turned out to have a great view regardless. The whole experience was wonderful!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When i can afford it we go to the opera or ballet.We have never seen anything bad that was performed by the Royal Ballet. The operas we have seen have been beautifully sung and exquisite productions.Amazing costumes/stage sets.So much better than anything available in any west end theatre. Most recent visit was Madam Butterfly.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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