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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
+44 20 7304 4000
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7304 4000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The bar was over priced and cocktail wasn’t great having come from a fabulous cocktail bar. Not overly impressed with the performance

Thank 25bushbaby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a special place to visit, such history and tradition- but if you go to a performance choose where you sit wisely. We went in a box to one side and I now understand why the tickets were cheap by Covent Garden standards. But even...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely venue - elegant. Saw Giselle which was a lovely performance. Have seen many performances there - always good.

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the ROH and first opera. Not impressed with the very unimaginative set comprising nothing more than bench seats which resembled the 'Summer Days' scene from Grease throughout the entire performance, which we are supposed to imagine represents everything in the story from...More

Thank JohnArmstrong1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently watched my first ever ballet - Giselle at the Royal Opera House - I can say that I was mesmerized! The production, performers and orchestra should be immensely proud of the job they did. The auditorium was packed and the atmosphere was fantastic....More

Thank londonchap1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually love the atmosphere here but with the bar and cafe undergoing renovation the place is just a building site - another space has been opened as an interval bar but not before the show. It was not pleasant - overcrowded and really not to...More

Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£3.10 for a small glass of orange juice, £3 for a tub of ice cream, which whilst tasty, u can't take into the auditorium. Programme £7 and I wish I realised that at least half is an advertising campaign, rather than anything to do with...More

Thank Vicki U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Backstage and Front of House tours of the Royal Opera House last week with my son. Absolutely superb and fantastic value for money. Excellent guide and what you see is simply incredible. You'd never imagine the size of the place and all that goes...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love The Royal Opera House, it’s old and classic mixing with the new and modern, I feel classic and cultured when I am there. But am not reviewing the place, am commenting on the opera show Tosca. I am impressed with the powerful voice...More

Thank Hotlips-Winnikins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful venue with laid-back dress code, polite staff and reasonably priced bars. The performances are always well presented and thought provoking, with top names from the worlds of opera and ballet. A must if you are in London.

Thank Philip S
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
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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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
Andy P
13 February 2017|
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Response from Tanzey K | Reviewed this property |
I believe not
11 August 2016|
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Response from DavidCDevon | Reviewed this property |
Yes lifts and ramps and very helpful staff