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Clore Studio Upstairs

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: Carmen

  • 26 January 2018

Explore Barrie Kosky’s fresh take on one of the most famous operas of all time.

Insights: The Winter's Tale

  • 30 January 2018

Join Christopher Wheeldon and dancers of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal.

Teacher Insights: The Art of Choreography – Wayne McGregor

  • 22 February 2018

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled.

Insights: Manon

  • 7 March 2018

Discover more from The Royal Ballet about Kenneth MacMillan’s enthralling ballet.

Insights: Antonio Pappano introduces Verdi's Macbeth

  • 20 March 2018

The Music Director of The Royal Opera introduces Verdi’s tragic Shakespeare-inspired opera.