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ROH Collections is planning a major project to review its collections and update its catalogues. The first phase of work will begin autumn 2017. ROH Collections will be closed from 1 September 2017, reopening on 5 March 2018. During this time we will be unable to accommodate researchers or answer enquiries. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause and thank you for your patience. Please visit our website, where you may be able to find the information you need.

You can contact us by phone, email or post Tuesday to Friday 9.30am–5.30pm.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7212 9353
Post: Enquiries, ROH Collections, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD

Research Visits:
ROH Collections is open to external researchers by appointment only 10am–1pm and 2–5pm on Tuesday–Thursday each week. Due to limitations of space, researchers must be engaged in a specific research project and must register with us prior to making an appointment.

To register, please:

  • contact us to discuss your research, so that we can advise on availability of material and appointments.
  • complete the Researcher Application Form and agree to abide by the Regulations of the ROH Collections. This can be sent to you by post or email on request.
  • present photographic identification upon arrival. Acceptable ID includes a passport or driving licence. Please note, reader’s tickets issued by the British Library or the National Archives are not acceptable

Completed applications should be sent to the address above. Full details about letters of reference and acceptable photographic identification can be found in our Regulations, available on request.

Image Licensing:
If you are interested in licensing Royal Opera House copyright photographs from the ROH Collections please contact ArenaPAL Image Library:
Phone: +44 (0)20 7403 8542