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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Covent Garden
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it is located within the covent gardens. a beautiful auditorium with all types of performances. the place is so calm and beautiful. surrounding area is busy with people and you might not notice this building.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the tour - everything brought alive by our great guide Ruth! So interesting, we learnt loads and wondered at the beauty of the auditorium. The lobby is a calm and cultured oasis in the middle of Covent Garden, I’m so pleased we’ve discovered...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had walked by the Opera House earlier in the day and had not even noticed it. The building is very unassuming. I had the bad luck to get there late in the day right before a performance was about to start, thus no tours...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see Kenneth Macmillan's dramatic interpretation of Mayerling, set to music by Franz Lizst, and it was our first time to experience the new spaces and connections which creates new spaces and opens up the Royal Opera House during the day. The production...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I joined the 12.30 tour on 18th October. This was not a tour of the 'back of the stage' as I expected. In addition to the auditorium and the royal box which are of course all spectacular we visited and spent an excessively long time...More

Thank Julek5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Opera House has recently been gloriously updated with a new public area, new dining room and bar areas. The home of ballet and culture for over a century, this magnificent building in now more inviting than imposing and welcomes people to look at...More

Thank grantmccahon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tarpaulin has finally been removed and we can see the new bar areas in their entirety. Are they an improvement? Sadly, I would say not. Firstly, the doors are extremely heavy to open, so I am not sure how many of the ROH's older...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First experience of the new public basement café and improved shop. Upstairs the amphitheatre bar area and outside balcony have also been altered, part of the balcony has been glazed although there is still an area open to the air and view of the market....More

Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to arrange a backstage tour of the Royal Opera House for a group from an Association. Delightful and informative, this was an outstanding visit led by a knowledgeable and genial guide. Everyone in the group, most of whom had travelled into London from...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is quite modern with good wifi. The visitors are not dressed up. I booked tickets in advance and in my opinion the price was quite high, maybe it will be less expensive before the show. I also couldn't find taxi near the theater,...More

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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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Jody S
13 May 2018|
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Response from platinum_maverick | Reviewed this property |
There are alternatives but not as good
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Jarvmeister
10 March 2018|
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Response from FrenchieHawn | Reviewed this property |
I sat stalls circle right A90 for Carmen and although not central, it was an excellent, clear view. Got fantastic advice from the box office, so I recommend booking through them for expert help. Enjoy!
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Hannah G
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
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