22 April 2016
Many years before the RSC was established and Shakespeare's Globe was rebuilt, the Royal Opera House was an important hub for the Bard's work in London.
4 March 2016
160 years ago this weekend, a fire destroyed the Royal Italian Opera and led to the building of the current Royal Opera House.
18 February 2016
The Royal Ballet's classic production is 70 years old this year.
19 January 2016
In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.
17 December 2015
Fascinating archive images from ROH Collections capture previous performances of this classic festive ballet.
16 December 2015
Our seasonal Item of the Month from ROH Collections shows the rich (and surprising) history of the Christmas panto at the ROH.
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.