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Open Up

Building for the future

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 significant changes around the ROH.

Find out about the key changes which may affect your visit.

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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.

Open Up Floor Plan

Get a feel for the new layouts with floor plans of the Ground floor through to the Linbury Theatre and the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

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. 6 June 2016

    Open Up project update June 2016

    The key changes in the Royal Opera House from 15 June which will impact your visit.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.