Royal Opera House

Local nameRoyal Opera House
LocationLondon, UK

This opera and concert hall is home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. It is worth visiting not only for the music but also for the architecture. The theatre has a capacity of 2,256 people.

The current building dates back to 1858, the previous buildings that stood here since the 18th century were destroyed by fires. In the 1990s, the opera house underwent an extensive reconstruction. Its horseshoe-shaped auditorium was retained but the technical facilities were hugely improved.

Tours are available for those who are interested in the history of the theatre or seeing artists prepare for their performances.

Tags Music VenueWest End TheaterHistoricalOperaTheatreWheelchair Accessible
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Opening hours

Box Office:
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 8 pm

Tours are available daily between 10 am and 2:30 pm. For more information, please visit the official website.


Public areas of the opera house are free to enter.

Paid tours are available - check the website.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +44 20 7240 1200

Address Bow Street Covent Garden London WC2E 9DD, UK

Coordinates 51°30'46.196" N -0°7'21.033" E

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