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Crush Room

An opulently decorated room providing a luxurious dining area as well as an intimate performance space.

The Crush Room is part of the original historic building, built in 1858 as part of the foyer for the auditorium. Many of its fittings, including its chandeliers and oil paintings, have been in place since 1858, or have been attentively restored in the original style. The adjoining Conservatory was added in 1899, and can be seen from Bow Street, behind the grand colonnade of the neoclassical facade.

During main-stage performances the Crush Room fulfils its original function as a dining and rest area. The Crush Room is also the venue for the free lunchtime rehearsal series, which features members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and visiting ensembles and soloists.

Upcoming productions

Recitals at Lunch

  • 24 September—17 December 2018

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Wagner's Women

  • 14 October 2018

Professor Margaret Reynolds explores Wagner’s relationships and representations of women.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Is the Ring anti-Semitic?

  • 14 October 2018

Christopher Cook and a panel of Wagnerians discuss whether Wagner’s unsettling views are manifest in the Ring Cycle.

Meet the Young Artists 2018

  • 22–27 October 2018

After two seasons at St Clement Danes in the Strand during Open Up, Meet the Young Artists Week returns to the Royal Opera House with performances in the Crush Room.

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