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Open Up

Your visit

The Open Up project aims to enhance the experience of coming to the Royal Opera House, for audiences, artists and guest companies. Work has now started, and you may notice changes around the ROH.

Please share your thoughts and questions about Open Up here

Find out more

Updates affecting your visit

Find out about current Open Up work which may affect your visit.

Our proposals and the project team

What we would like to achieve and the team behind the project.


Answers to some frequently asked questions.

The site

A brief history of the building and a reflection on current limitations.

Ground floor

Making the building more enticing and encouraging people to explore the space.

Linbury Studio Theatre

Enlarging the foyer area and improving access, comfort, sightlines and acoustic quality.

Upper levels

Opening up our space for the local community and other visitors, while also providing high-quality rehearsal spaces for our performers.

Piazza and Bow Street entrances

Creating a more welcoming environment and making a greater impact with our entrances to the building.

The community

Offering an even greater range of exciting and illuminating learning and participation opportunities.

Thank you

Please bear with us as we improve the Royal Opera House, making it even more special than it is now.

Do share your thoughts and questions about Open Up here

News and features

  1. 8 February 2016

    Open Up project update February 2016

    Following the closure of the Linbury Studio Theatre, you will soon see changes in other front of house areas.

  2. 29 May 2015

    Open Up project update May 2015

    Ahead of work starting at the Royal Opera House this autumn, we’re keen to hear your thoughts and questions.

  3. 18 March 2015

    Royal Opera House Open Up project gets planning approval

    Changes to our building will deliver spaces fit for the 21st century.