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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

Jeux

  • 18–24 October 2017

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling’s short ballet inspired by MacMillan’s re-creation of Nijinsky’s lost Debussy work.

Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan

  • 20–30 October 2017

Dance original choreography from some of Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved works in a session led by staff of The Royal Ballet.

Insights: The Illustrated 'Farewell'

  • 25 October 2017

See Twyla Tharp in rehearsal as she puts the finishing touches on her new work for The Royal Ballet.

Sea of Troubles

  • 26 October—1 November 2017

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, Yorke Dance Project performs Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful short ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Student Insights: The Wind

  • 7 November 2017

Join groundbreaking choreographer Arthur Pita as he finalizes his new work for The Royal Ballet.

Insights: Semiramide

  • 9 November 2017

Join Antonio Pappano, Joyce DiDonato and David Alden as they explore The Royal Opera’s first production of Rossini’s epic tragedy.