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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: Mayerling

  • 25 September 2018

Join staff and artists of The Royal Ballet as they explore Kenneth MacMillan’s thriller Mayerling.

Insights: The Unknown Soldier

  • 27 September 2018

Explore the creative journey with choreographer Alastair Marriott, ahead of the opening of his latest commission.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Masterclass

  • 14 October 2018

A masterclass in Wagnerian opera singing for a new generation of artists.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Ride with the Valkyries!

  • 14 October 2018

Find out more about the mythical beings and go on your own ride with the Valkyries.

Insights: La Bayadère

  • 24 October 2018

Join The Royal Ballet as they prepare for performances of this 19th-century classic ballet.

Insights: Behind the Scenes – Benesh Notation

  • 31 October 2018

How is ballet notated on the page? Join The Royal Ballet’s team to find out more.