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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • Royal Opera House exterior
  • Royal Opera House Paul Hamlyn Hall
  • Royal Opera House new exterior
  • ROH Front of house spaces

Royal Opera House

Sir Edward M. Barry

place
Covent Garden, Bow Street, WC2E 9DD
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Family activities during open house festival, Bookshop, Disabled access, Refreshments, Toilets

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Holborn, Leicester Square, Covent Garden
train
Nearest train: Charing Cross
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Bus routes: RV1
Housing the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, the historic building was reconfigured in 2018 by Stanton Williams to deliver not only world-class performance spaces, but also a welcoming and inclusive cultural and social hub.

Events

Saturday 4th September
ROH Open House
schedule Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
group Capacity: 600
Journey through time and enjoy some of the stunning front of house spaces in one of the worlds most celebrated theatres. Enter via the 21st century, through our newly refurbished main entrance, and quickly travel back in time to 1858 via the grand staircase and legendary Crush Room. Transition through time in the ever-evolving Paul Hamlyn Hall and ascend to take a peek inside a ballet studio. Be sure to take a moment to soak up the atmosphere, peruse our art work and enjoy items created by members of the Royal Opera House’s production departments. Watch short musical performances in the Paul Hamlyn Hall on the hour every hour from 11-4.
Sunday 5th September
ROH Open House
schedule Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
group Capacity: 600
Journey through time and enjoy some of the stunning front of house spaces in one of the worlds most celebrated theatres. Enter via the 21st century, through our newly refurbished main entrance, and quickly travel back in time to 1858 via the grand staircase and legendary Crush Room. Transition through time in the ever-evolving Paul Hamlyn Hall and ascend to take a peek inside a ballet studio. Be sure to take a moment to soak up the atmosphere, peruse our art work and enjoy items created by members of the Royal Opera House’s production departments. Watch short musical performances in the Paul Hamlyn Hall on the hour every hour from 11-4.

Design

Original design
Sir Edward M. Barry, 1858
Refurbishment
Jeremy Dixon, Building Design Partnership (BDP), 1997
Refurbishment
Stanton Williams Architects, 2018
Type
Theatre, Concert/performance space
Period
Historical/contemporary, Victorian, Contemporary