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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH MARCH 2013

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Apollo at Royal Opera House. Carlos Acosta plays Greek god of music, Apollo, in George Balanchine's 1928 ballet. From Apollo's birth to his leadership on Mount Parnasus, Balanchine's choreography plays perfectly on the music of Igor Stravinsky.

 

About Royal Opera House

This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third theatre to be located on this site, today's Royal Opera House is the result of a reconstruction in the 1990s (although the main auditorium is part of the original building). More about Royal Opera House

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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    Kingsway Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  23% off
    Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  21% off
    Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Apollo
    In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
     
     
     
    The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  33% off
    Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
     
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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    The Painkiller
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Apollo
    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More
     
     
     
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    Fortune Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Apollo
    The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
     
     
     
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    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
     
     
     
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    Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
     
     
     
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    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Apollo
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    London Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Apollo
    The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
     
     
     
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    London Transport Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Apollo
    After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
     
     
     
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    St Paul's Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Apollo
    Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
     
     
     
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    The best shops and markets near Apollo
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    Godiva
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Apollo
    Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
     
     
     
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    Lola's Cupcakes, Covent Garden
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    14-18 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Apollo
    Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
     
     
     
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    Paul Smith
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Apollo
    Paul Smith is the undisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
     
     
     
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    What are the best dining options near Apollo London?
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    Paul Hamlyn Hall Bar & Restaurant - Royal Opera House
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Apollo
    The hall over which this stunning restaurant and champagne bar looks was named in honour of publisher Paul Hamlyn after his foundation gifted a generous £10m ... More
     
     
     
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    Masala Zone
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    48 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Apollo
    The obvious point of comparison for this chain of trendy, inexpensive Indian restaurants is Wagamama's. Like that sainted chain, they offer authentic street food, quick service ... More
     
     
     
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    Busaba Eathai - Floral Street
    London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
    44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Apollo
    Thai Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Apollo
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Apollo
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Apollo
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    Apollo gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Apollo
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Apollo
    Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Apollo
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    The best pubs near London Apollo.
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    The Marquess of Anglesey
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Apollo
    Gastropub ... More
     
     
     
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    Lamb & Flag
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Apollo
    One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
     
     
     
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Apollo
    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
     
     
     
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    Lowlander Beer Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Apollo
    The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
     
     
     
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    Detroit Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Apollo
    Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
     
     
     
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    B.Y.O.C
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Apollo
    A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Apollo
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Apollo
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Apollo
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
     
     
     

    Royal Opera House events

     
    Royal Opera House Backstage ToursRoyal Opera House Backstage ToursHome to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access to the iconic building, which covers 2.5 acres of Covent Garden. Giving an overview of the huge backstage area, the historic Front of House and the stylish Paul Hamlyn Hall, the tour provides an intriguing insight into the world 2015-08-04T00:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    event > Tours > Behind the Scenes - Theatres
    DATES  24th April 2013 to 31st December 2015
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access to the iconic building, which covers 2.5 acres of Covent Garden. Giving an overview of the huge backstage area, the historic Front of House and the stylish Paul Hamlyn Hall, the tour provides an intriguing insight into the world ... More about this event
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaYinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaYinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaA new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this June. Globe Head Ballerina - inspired by a photograph of the prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn and modelled upon Royal Ballet Soloist Melissa Hamilton - is a sculpture that sees a life size ballerina encased within a giant snow globe. Overlooking2015-08-04T00:00:00+01002017-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this June. Globe Head Ballerina - inspired by a photograph of the prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn and modelled upon Royal Ballet Soloist Melissa Hamilton - is a sculpture that sees a life size ballerina encased within a giant snow globe. Overlooking... More about this event
     
    Ben FoldsBen FoldsBen FoldsThe multi-platinum selling Nashville based singer/songwriter and producer Ben Folds plays at the Royal Opera House, continuing a series of summer pop concerts which have included Rufus Wainwright's acclaimed five night residency in 2011 and Antony & The Johnsons two memorable 2013 shows. Playing with a sextet ensemble of some very talented inst2015-08-12T00:00:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
    Category: event
    On Soon

    event > Concerts > Opera
    DATES  Wednesday 12th August 2015
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    The multi-platinum selling Nashville based singer/songwriter and producer Ben Folds plays at the Royal Opera House, continuing a series of summer pop concerts which have included Rufus Wainwright's acclaimed five night residency in 2011 and Antony & The Johnsons two memorable 2013 shows. Playing with a sextet ensemble of some very talented inst... More about this event
     
    Ben Folds With yMusicBen Folds With yMusicThe singer-songwriter, pianist and producer collaborates with virtuoso cross-over sextet yMusic to produce a rock sound with an instrumental edge.2015-08-12T19:30:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Ben Folds With yMusic
    Nonclassical Club NightNonclassical Club NightJoin us for an immersive club night and experience drama, passion and tragedy through music, song and dance, featuring performances from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet alongside guest artists, including Klavikon and DJ Mr Switch.2015-09-05T20:00:00+01002015-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
    Category: event
     
    Nonclassical Club Night
    Royal Opera House: MacbethRoyal Opera House: MacbethLuke Styles, the first Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, has written a one-act contemporary chamber opera of Macbeth, created in collaboration with director Ted Huffman who adapted the libretto from Shakespeare' drama. The opera comes to the Royal Opera House in September following its debut at Glyndebourne on 25th August.2015-09-09T19:45:00+01002015-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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    event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
    DATES  Wednesday 9th September 2015 - 7.45pm
    VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
    Luke Styles, the first Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, has written a one-act contemporary chamber opera of Macbeth, created in collaboration with director Ted Huffman who adapted the libretto from Shakespeare' drama. The opera comes to the Royal Opera House in September following its debut at Glyndebourne on 25th August.... More about this event
    Orphee et EurydiceOrphee et EurydiceChoreographer Hofesh Shechter directs Gluck's opera, famed for its innovative dance music, in collaboration with Associate Director Of Opera John Fulljames. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and sung in French with English surtitles.2015-09-14T19:30:00+01002015-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Orphee et Eurydice
    OrpheusOrpheusLittle Bulb Theatre's acclaimed take on the ancient myth set in 1930s Paris. Featuring chanteuse Yvette Pepin and guitarist Django Reinhardt as Eurydice and Orpheus.2015-09-15T19:45:00+01002015-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
    Category: event
     
    Orpheus
    The Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di FigaroThe Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di FigaroDavid McVicar's acclaimed production of Mozart's comic opera is set in France on the eve of the Revolution to emphasise the undercurrent of political unease. Performed in Italian with English surtitles.2015-09-15T19:00:00+01002015-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    The Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro
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    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    The Royal Ballet : Romeo and Juliet
     

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    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

    Royal Opera House

    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

     
    Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Royal Opera House

    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

    Uptown Funk And Soul
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 4th August 2015 

    The Roadhouse 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Guests and residents supply funk and soul, with live act, The Black Valley Diamonds....More

    The Woman In Black
    The Woman In Black
    Theatre | Until 16th January 2016 

    Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

     
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    Splendour
    Splendour
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Artistic director of the Donmar is celebrating strong and interesting women with her 2015 theatre programme. The second half of ...More

     
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
    Tuesday Fiesta
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2015 

    Guanabara 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Resident DJs supply Latin, Brazilian and Western dance music....More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
     
     
     
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