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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 2015-08-31T00:00:00+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
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... 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. Overlooking2015-08-31T00:00:00+01002017-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017
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 photograp... More about this event
 
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
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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 dir... 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
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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
 
The Royal Ballet : Romeo and JulietThe Royal Ballet : Romeo and JulietThe company presents its take on the classic story of doomed love, with a score written by Sergey Prokofiev.2015-09-19T19:00:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet : Romeo and Juliet
 
Cas Public: Symphonie DramatiqueCas Public: Symphonie DramatiqueEight dancers tell the tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, with a score created by sound artist Martin Tetreault drawing on music written by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod and others.2015-09-23T19:45:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Cas Public: Symphonie Dramatique
 
CheriCheriAmerican choreographer Martha Clarke's dance adaptation of Colette novel about the tragic love affair between a retired courtesan and a man half her age. The score consists of piano pieces by Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc.2015-09-29T19:45:00+01002015-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Cheri
 
Connectome / Raven GirlConnectome / Raven GirlConnectome / Raven GirlChoreographers Alastair Marriott and Wayne McGregor bring a mixed bill of ballets inspired by science and fairytale to the Royal Opera House main stage in October 2015, introducing 'Connectome' and marking the return of 'Raven Girl', a collaboration with award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger, first staged here in May 2013. The project, which pair2015-10-06T00:00:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  6th to 24th October 2015
Choreographers Alastair Marriott and Wayne McGregor bring a mixed bill of ballets inspired by science and fairytale to the Royal Opera House main stage in Octo... More about this event
 
ConnectomeConnectomeAlastair Marriott's acclaimed 2014 ballet explores ideas of identity, growth and loss, with designs by Es Devlin and music by Arvo Part.2015-10-06T19:30:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Connectome
 
The Royal Ballet: Raven GirlThe Royal Ballet: Raven GirlA modern fairytale from Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger and composer Gabriel Yared.2015-10-06T19:30:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Raven Girl
 
The Last HotelThe Last HotelThe Last Hotel unites two of Ireland's most fascinating artists, multi award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy in a new chamber opera about life, death, duty and guilt.2015-10-09T19:45:00+01002015-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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The Last Hotel
 
Ariadne Auf NaxosAriadne Auf NaxosRichard Strauss's opera playfully combines two very different art forms: tragic opera and romantic farce. Conducted by Lothar Koenigs.2015-10-10T19:30:00+01002015-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ariadne Auf Naxos
 
The Royal Opera: CarmenThe Royal Opera: CarmenThe Royal Opera's classic production of Bizet's much-loved opera returns with a host of international stars, including Anita Rachvelishvili, Elena Maximova, Bryan Hymel, Yonghoon Lee and Jonas Kaufmann. The richly coloured designs by Tanya McCallin capture the sultry heat of the Spanish sun, while ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and 2015-10-19T19:00:00+01002015-10-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Carmen
 
Meet The Young Artists WeekMeet The Young Artists WeekThe Jette Parker Young Artists, who have come to the Royal Opera House in order to refine their skills over a period of up to two years, present a fully staged performance.2015-10-22T19:00:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Meet The Young Artists Week
 
The Royal Ballet: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / CarmenThe Royal Ballet: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / CarmenA sensual and haunting pas de deux forms the heart of the piece, accompanied by Liebermann's slow second movement2015-10-26T19:30:00+00002015-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen
 
Royal Opera House: Morgen und AbendRoyal Opera House: Morgen und AbendRoyal Opera House: Morgen und AbendGraham Vick, artistic director of Birmingham Opera Company, directs the world premiere of Morgen und Abend, Georg Friedrich Haas's new opera - the first commission for the Austrian composer from The Royal Opera. Starring great German actor Klaus Maria Brandauer (who received a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his role of Bror Blixen in Out of 2015-11-13T00:00:00+00002015-11-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
DATES  13th to 28th November 2015
Graham Vick, artistic director of Birmingham Opera Company, directs the world premiere of Morgen und Abend, Georg Friedrich Haas's new opera - the first commis... More about this event
 
Monotones I and II / The Two PigeonsMonotones I and II / The Two PigeonsMonotones I and II / The Two PigeonsIn a mixed bill the Royal Opera House pairs two pieces by Frederick Ashton, his strikingly modernist ballet diptych Monotones I and II and The Two Pigeons, the story of a wayward young man blind to the value of what is right in front him. Sublime music by Erik Satie accompanies mesmerizing choreography in modernist ballet Monotones I and II serv2015-11-18T00:00:00+00002015-12-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Contemporary
DATES  18th November to 5th December 2015
In a mixed bill the Royal Opera House pairs two pieces by Frederick Ashton, his strikingly modernist ballet diptych Monotones I and II and The Two Pigeons, t... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThat great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 8th December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Clara dance in front of the Christmas tree. It's hard to imagine a production more indulgently sumptuous than Peter Wright's restaging of Lev Ivanov's choreography to Tchaikovsky's famous score. Fro2015-12-08T00:00:00+00002016-01-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  8th December 2015 to 9th January 2016
That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 8th December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Clara d... More about this event
 
 
 

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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 

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

 
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

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 31st December 2015 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Life's a Drag
Theatre | Until 28th September 2015 

CellarDoor 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage....More

The Importance Of Being Earnest
The Importance Of Being Earnest
Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

Vaudeville Theatre 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

David Suchet, best known for his role as the precise Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, purses his lips as Lady Bracknell ...More

 
 
 
 
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