Royal Opera House

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Royal Opera House map
Address:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent GardenWC2E 9DD
Tel:
Work 0207 304 4000
Web:
roh.org.uk

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
Box office – 10 AM to 8 PM (Mon–Sat)
Visiting hours are subject to change

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Charing Cross BKL NRN, Covent Garden PCL, Embankment BKL CRC DSC NRN, Holborn CNT PCL, Leicester Square NRN PCL
The nearest train station to Royal Opera House is Covent Garden
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The Royal Opera House started out in 1732 as the Covent Garden Theatre, but a disastrous fire gutted it in 1808. A second theatre opened just one year later – but that burnt down in 1856.

The third and final theatre was renamed The Royal Opera House in 1892. Most of what we see today was refitted in 1996 at a cost of £210 million.

Royal Opera Company, and ballet

The building’s long history has led to it getting a number of great British debuts. For example, Mozart’s Don Giovanni was first performed here in 1817, as was The Marriage of Figaro. Other great operas to get a London airing include The Barber of Seville, and Puccini’s Tosca.

The vast majority of the productions are put on by the Royal Opera Company – England’s leading operatic company – but were joined in 1946 by the Royal Ballet.

The two companies now share an orchestra and chorus of forty-five singers.

 
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