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Daytime Events

Join us at the Royal Opera House for a whole host of activities that happen offstage, in and around the building, and make your daytime visit an experience to remember.

Please note:
During the Royal Opera House’s Open Up project from February 2016 into 2017, daytime events will be limited, as we improve our public spaces.
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.

Free Lunchtime Recitals

Now also in the Paul Hamlyn Hall | 8 February 2016, 1–2pm 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 in the Crush Room and Linbury Studio Theatre, with an extra six performances taking place in the stunning Paul Hamlyn Hall.


Making Don Giovanni | September 2014–February 2016 FREE no booking required Award-winning designer Es Devlin curates this innovative exhibition exploring the making of The Royal Opera's 2014 production of Don Giovanni, directed by The Royal Opera's Director of Opera Kasper Holten. Discover more about everything from the dying of the costumes to the design of the production's complex projections.

Tea Dances

5 February 2016, 1–3pm Tickets £11 In a celebration of the dance hall days of the Royal Opera House, our Tea Dances take place throughout the Season in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Come and waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep to the strains of the Royal Opera House Dance Band.