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Venue hire

During Open Up

The Royal Opera House is undergoing an exciting project to enhance the experience of everyone coming to our iconic Covent Garden building.

The redesign of public areas as part of Open Up will provide even more impressive spaces for innovative, bespoke private and corporate events.

We are unable to offer event hire until January 2019. We look forward to showing you our plans for the future and would be delighted to discuss with you how we may create a bespoke solution for your needs.

For event requests from January 2019 onwards, please contact our events team on or on +44 (0)20 7212 9755.


Paul Hamlyn Hall daytime events

With its magnificent barrelled roof and stunning ironwork, the Paul Hamlyn Hall is a spectacular venue. Light and spacious, it is perfectly suited for lunches, conferences, award ceremonies and launches.

Paul Hamlyn Hall evening events

The Paul Hamlyn Hall is synonymous with hosting some of the capitals most glittering parties and dinners, from the GQ Men of the Year Awards, to the Rolex Protégé Programme Awards, to the BAFTAs.

Royal Ballet Studios

Complete with ballet barres, mirrors and a grand piano, the ballet studios are flexible spaces with endless potential and offer an original and quirky alternative for dinners and receptions.

Crush Room

With opulent reds and golds, crystal chandeliers and 17th-century Flemish artwork, the Crush Room captures the historical splendour of the Royal Opera House and is ideal for smaller events.

Dorfman Conservatory

Situated above the old carriage walkway on Bow Street, the newly renovated Dorfman Conservatory offers a delicious new menu of sharing platters and cocktails.

Linbury Studio Theatre and Foyer

A flexible modern theatre space with an adaptable layout, the Linbury Studio Theatre is ideal for conferences with high production and AV requirements, while the adjoining foyer and bar are perfect for breaks and receptions.


Royal Opera House is a member of both Unique Venues of London, a marketing consortium which unites some of London’s finest and dynamic buildings and monuments, and London & Partners, London’s official convention bureau that offers free, impartial advice, guidance and support to conference planners, associations and convention organisers.

For event requests from January 2019 onwards, please contact our events team on or +44 (0)20 7212 9755.

News and features

  1. 9 January 2015

    BAFTA 2015 film award nominations announced

    The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything, Birdman and The Imitation Game lead the nominations for the awards, to be presented at the ROH on 8 February.

  2. 7 July 2014

    Royal Opera House hosts Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitová among the 420 guests.

  3. 13 February 2014

    Royal Opera House prepares to roll out the red carpet for the 2014 BAFTAs

    Annual awards ceremony held at the Royal Opera House this weekend.