19 March 2012 at 4.56pm | 1 Comment
Toothbrush? Check. Ear plugs? Check. Midnight feast? Check. Not your usual list of must-have items for a night at the Royal Opera House…what on earth is going on?!
This year, as part of European Opera Days 2012, the Royal Opera House is holding its first ever sleepover. On Friday 11th May, 100 children aged 8-11 will snuggle down to sleep in the Amphitheatre Bar and Restaurant above the spectacular Paul Hamlyn Hall.
The night will offer visitors the chance to discover opera and explore behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House. Children will experience the thrill of opera performed up close, take part in a fantastic range of opera-related activities and take an exclusive look backstage, before settling down to spend the night in one of the most famous opera venues in the world. The following morning they will tuck into a tasty breakfast in the staff and artists’ canteen, a favourite among our opera and ballet stars.
On European Opera Days, opera houses across Europe open their doors and invite the public to learn more about the art of opera. As part of this year’s exciting event, the Royal Opera House has teamed up with the English National Opera. Both houses have thriving education programmes that take place year-round, offering people new ways of connecting with opera and music through a range of dynamic initiatives.
The ballot for sleepover tickets opens on Thursday 22 March..