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Clore Studio

A key rehearsal space for The Royal Ballet, a performance space for visiting companies and home of the Royal Opera House’s Insights programme.

The Clore Studio Upstairs is home to the Royal Opera House’s Insights programme, organized by the Learning and Participation department. These offer audience members a unique opportunity to meet the creative team and artists behind productions on the main stage or in the Linbury Studio Theatre. The Clore Studio Upstairs is also a key rehearsal space for The Royal Ballet, used both for production rehearsals and for morning class. It often hosts performances and events by visiting companies.

The Clore Studio Upstairs was created in the 1997–9 redevelopment of the Royal Opera House, part of a larger scheme to provide extensive, modern rehearsal spaces for The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, all in one building. The floor space closely matches that of the performing area of the main stage. The Clore has a sprung floor (with rubber pads and felt padding beneath the surface) to give support for dancers. As a performance space, it has a maximum seating capacity of 170.

Upcoming productions

Insights: Mark Elder on the Music of Death in Venice

  • 6 November 2019

This event has been cancelled.

Insights: Coppélia

  • 12 November 2019

Join members of The Royal Ballet and the creative team as they prepare for the first revival since 2006 of Ninette de Valois’ enchanting production.

Insights: The Sleeping Beauty and Me

  • 14 November—4 December 2019

Join dancers of The Royal Ballet past and present in this series of illuminating pre-performance talks as they reflect on what it takes to perform Petipa’s classic ballet.

Insights: The Sleeping Beauty

  • 18 November 2019

An exploration of the world of this much-loved fairy tale and the ways it has been made into ballet.

Insights: Otello

  • 3 December 2019

Keith Warner’s stunning production returns to the Main Stage in December 2019. Hear from members of the cast and creative team as they prepare for opening night.

Insights: A Beginner's Guide to La bohème

  • 17 December 2019

Discover all there is to know about Richard Jones’s captivating production in this beginner’s guide.