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CubaniaCubaniaRoyal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme of dance inspired by Cuba. Plus works from leading Cuban artists including Veronica Corveas, Alexander Varona and members of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.1st August 2015Sunday 2nd August 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Cubania

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31st July and 1st August 2015 at 7.30pm & 2nd August 2015 at 5pm
 
Royal Opera House 

Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme of dance inspired by Cuba. Plus works from leading Cuban artists including Veronica Corveas, Alexander Varona and members of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Ballet
 
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 1st August 2015Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Ongoing
24th April 2013 to 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 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

r event r Tours r Behind the Scenes - Theatres
 
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. Overlooking1st August 2015Monday 19th June 2017 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Free Event Ongoing
19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017 |  Free
 
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

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Sculpture
 
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 inst12th August 2015Wednesday 12th August 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ben Folds

On Soon
Wednesday 12th August 2015
 
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

r event r Concerts r Opera
 
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.12th August 2015Wednesday 12th August 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ben Folds With yMusic

On Soon
Wednesday 12th August 2015 - 7.30pm
 
Royal Opera House 

The singer-songwriter, pianist and producer collaborates with virtuoso cross-over sextet yMusic to produce a rock sound with an instrumental edge.

r event r Concerts r Rock & Pop - Rock
 
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.5th September 2015Saturday 5th September 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Nonclassical Club Night

 
Saturday 5th September 2015 - 8pm  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

Join 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.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Ballet
 
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.9th September 2015Wednesday 9th September 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera House: Macbeth

 
Wednesday 9th September 2015 - 7.45pm
 
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

r event r Concerts r Opera - Contemporary opera
 
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.14th September 2015Saturday 3rd October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Orphee et Eurydice

 
14th September to 3rd October 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

Choreographer 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.

r event r Concerts r Opera - Italian opera
 
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.15th September 2015Saturday 19th September 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Orpheus

 
15th to 19th Sep 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Linbury Studio Theatre 

Little 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.

r event r Theatre r Fringe
 
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.15th September 2015Wednesday 14th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro

 
15th September to 14th October 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

David 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.

r event r Concerts r Opera - Italian opera
 
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.19th September 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet : Romeo and Juliet

 
19th, 22nd, 24th and 26th Sep 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

The company presents its take on the classic story of doomed love, with a score written by Sergey Prokofiev.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Ballet
 
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.23rd September 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Cas Public: Symphonie Dramatique

 
23rd to 26th Sep 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Linbury Studio Theatre 

Eight 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.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Modern
 
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.29th September 2015Sunday 4th October 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Cheri

 
29th Sep to 4th Oct 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Linbury Studio Theatre 

American 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.

r event r Dance r Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
 
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 pair6th October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Connectome / Raven Girl

 
6th to 24th October 2015
 
Royal Opera House 

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 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 pair... More about this event

r event r Dance r Modern Dance - Ballet
 
ConnectomeConnectomeAlastair Marriott's acclaimed 2014 ballet explores ideas of identity, growth and loss, with designs by Es Devlin and music by Arvo Part.6th October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Connectome

 
6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 20th, 22nd and 24th Oct 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

Alastair Marriott's acclaimed 2014 ballet explores ideas of identity, growth and loss, with designs by Es Devlin and music by Arvo Part.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
 
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.6th October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Raven Girl

 
6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 20th, 22nd and 24th Oct 2015  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

A modern fairytale from Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger and composer Gabriel Yared.

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Ballet
 
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.9th October 2015Saturday 17th October 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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The Last Hotel

 
9th & 10th, 13th & 14th and 16th & 17th Oct 2015  |  phone for availability
 
Linbury Studio Theatre 

The 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.

r event r Theatre r Specialist
 
Ariadne Auf NaxosAriadne Auf NaxosRichard Strauss's opera playfully combines two very different art forms: tragic opera and romantic farce. Conducted by Lothar Koenigs.10th October 2015Friday 16th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ariadne Auf Naxos

 
10th to 16th Oct 2015 - 7.30pm  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

Richard Strauss's opera playfully combines two very different art forms: tragic opera and romantic farce. Conducted by Lothar Koenigs.

r event r Concerts r Opera - German opera
 
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 19th October 2015Friday 30th October 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Carmen

 
19th, 21st, 24th, 27th and 30th Oct 2015 - 7pm  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

The 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

r event r Concerts r Opera - French opera
 
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.22nd October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Meet The Young Artists Week

 
22nd and 23rd October 2015 at 7pm & 24th October 2015 at 1pm  |  phone for availability
 
Linbury Studio Theatre 

The 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.

r event r Concerts r Classical
 
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 movement26th October 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 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

 
26th and 28th October 2015 at 7.30pm & 31st October 2015 at 1.30pm and 7pm  |  phone for prices
 
Royal Opera House 

A sensual and haunting pas de deux forms the heart of the piece, accompanied by Liebermann's slow second movement

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
 
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 13th November 2015Saturday 28th November 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera House: Morgen und Abend

 
13th to 28th November 2015
 
Royal Opera House 

Graham 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 ... More about this event

r event r Concerts r Opera - Contemporary opera
 
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 serv18th November 2015Saturday 5th December 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons

 
18th November to 5th December 2015
 
Royal Opera House 

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, 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 serv... More about this event

r event r Dance r Modern Dance - Contemporary
 
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. Fro8th December 2015Saturday 9th January 2016 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

 
8th December 2015 to 9th January 2016
 
Royal Opera House 

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 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. Fro... More about this event

r event r Dance r Traditional dance - Ballet
 

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Dance | Until 2nd August 2015

Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme of dance inspired by Cuba. Plus works from ... More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017

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

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Tours | Until 31st December 2015

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

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Concerts | On 1st August 2015
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Covent Garden Piazza  2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Celebrate African culture with a series of live music performances, exhibitions, workshops, dance, accompanied by African food.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015
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Covent Garden Piazza  2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

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The Woman In Black
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Theatre | Until 16th January 2016
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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

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Exhibitions | Until 23rd October 2015
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London Transport Museum  2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

A selection of posters which have been commissioned by the London Underground to illustrate the range of activities possible in ... More

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
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Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015
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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
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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015
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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
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Theatre | Until 26th September 2015
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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

 
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