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Last updated: 27 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Sarah Barrell

Home of both the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, this magnificent building combines an original 18th-century concert hall, a Victorian flower market, and an elegant modern glass wing.

Performances are equally spectacular, featuring lavish sets and spine-tingling appearances by some of the world’s leading singers and dancers.

Logistics

Price from: £45
Minimum age: 5
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-3 hours

Getting there & doing it

The nearest Underground station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line).

The ROH’s programme runs throughout most of the year, with many operas and ballets booking up months ahead, so check the What’s On page of the website well before your trip.

Many levels and styles of seating mean that tickets range from as little as £4 (standing, in the slips) to £245pp for an orchestra or a box seat at that year’s headline opera. Ballets tend to have more affordable tickets. Download the ROH app to order drinks to your seat.

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