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Royal Opera House In the heart of Covent Garden

The boxes have the best views and are well worth it, however for excellent seats and great value try the front of the orchestra stalls or stalls circle.

Covent Garden London, London

The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and ROH2.The magnificent Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has a fascinating history and is actually the third theatre built on the Covent Garden site. Both previous theatres were destroyed by fire which was a serious hazard in the era before electricity.ROH Collections celebrates the history of the Royal Opera House with a constantly changing programme of exhibitions commemorating anniversaries and significant events as well as the companies and the building itself. Originial historical material is displayed for free to the wider public in the ROH costume cases and the Amphitheatre Gallery. Explore the colourful history and find out about opportunities to see first-hand some of the exquisite collections.

Royal Opera House Location
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7240 1200
  • Covent Garden
    London WC2E 9DD
Best For

Best For

Home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and ROH2, this is one of London's most beautiful theatres and a leading entertainment venue.
Charles's Tip 1

Charles' Tip

Take the 'Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour' for an insight into how the Royal Opera House was redeveloped, and a look at aspects of the Royal Opera House’s current productions. Tours start at 4pm each day and last approx. 45 minutes.
Charles's Tip 2

Charles' Tip

Prefer not to book in advance? Then get your tickets in the day! 67 tickets are sold from 10am on the day of each performance at the Link Box Office. Tickets must be booked in person.
Charles's Tip 3

Charles' Tip

You can eat in the beautiful settings of the Amphitheatre Bar or Restaurant overlooking the Covent Garden piazza every day until 3pm.
What's Happening 2

What's Happening

The Royal Opera House has an extensive collection of rich and varied materials exploring the history of the three theatres that have stood on the site since 1732. Much of this material is open to the public via exhibitions.