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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: Masterclass with Juan Diego Flórez

  • 6 September 2019

A masterclass from one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors, Juan Diego Flórez.

Insights: Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato

  • 9 September 2019

A masterclass from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Insights: Agrippina

  • 17 September 2019

Ahead of opening night, find out from members of the cast and creative team about Barrie Kosky’s new production of one of Handel’s first operatic masterpieces.

Insights: In Conversation with Juan Diego Flórez

  • 19 September 2019

Hear from one of the world's leading bel canto tenors, Peruvian sensation Juan Diego Flórez, as he discusses his acclaimed operatic career.

Insights: New Pam Tanowitz

  • 30 September 2019

Join American choreographer Pam Tanowitz with dancers of The Royal Ballet as she prepares to make her debut for the Company with a new work for the Linbury Theatre.

Meet the Young Artists Week

  • 30 September—6 October 2019

A chance to meet the new Jette Parker Young Artists and hear them perform alongside those continuing for their second Season.