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Daytime Events

During Open Up

The Royal Opera House is undergoing an exciting project to enhance the experience of everyone coming to our iconic Covent Garden building. The redesign of public areas as part of Open Up will provide even more impressive spaces for our audiences to enjoy.

During this building period, the Royal Opera House will not be open for daytime events. Tea Dances, Big Sing Fridays and Afternoon Teas will return when we re-open for daytime visitors in 2018.

Free Lunchtime Recitals will continue at external venues throughout the Open Up project. Upcoming recitals will be announced on the ROH website.

Free Lunchtime Recitals

Tickets FREE Brighten the start of your week with a lunch hour of free music-making in the glorious surroundings of the Royal Opera House. The free Lunchtime Recitals happen throughout the Season, and during Open Up will take place in a variety of venues. Find out more.

Big Sing Fridays

Returning after Open Up
Shake the week’s cobwebs away with a good sing in the Paul Hamlyn Hall! Enjoy singing in the safety of a crowd, with all kinds of music from show tunes to opera in English. This event is very informal and open to all, so bring some friends and colleagues and a sense of fun! Generously supported by Mrs Lily Safra and The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund.

Family Sundays

Returning after Open Up
Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in a fun-packed day for all the family. Come and enjoy a range of engaging and creative activities on the last Sunday of every month. Generously supported by Mrs Lily Safra and The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund.

Tea Dances

Returning after Open Up In a celebration of the dance hall days of the Royal Opera House, our Tea Dances take place in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Come and waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep to the strains of the Royal Opera House Dance Band.