19 November 2015
This extensive and beautiful collection from a pioneer of opera costume design gives an invaluable insight into the history of stagewear.
16 November 2015
We'll be revealing highlights from our archive during this nationwide event 14–22 November 2015.
Preserving Theatre Archives for Future Generations: ROH Collections and the Association of Performing Arts Collections
4 November 2015
ROH Collections recently hosted a study day for theatre collections around the UK and Ireland.
28 October 2015
We've picked two of our favourite opera items from the collection's 6,200 artefacts — shoes worn by Adelina Patti and Cecil Beaton’s iconic Turandot dress.
22 October 2015
Our historic collections settle into their new home after a painstaking removal process.
15 October 2015
The Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre in Purfleet is home to ROH costume makers, degree students, and over 20,000 costumes.
25 September 2015
Fifty years after the ballet had its premiere, we take a look at the beautiful costumes for MacMillan’s iconic ballet.
1 September 2015
Twelve giant silk banners tell the history of the Royal Opera House in a breathtaking installation as part of Deloitte Ignite 15.
18 August 2015
Spare a few minutes to take a look around before you head into a performance, and you'll see plenty of historic treasures in our front of house areas.
17 July 2015
A new donation to our Collections reveals a historic passion for that most archetypally British of things - queuing.