The Royal Opera House’s contemporary theatre and home to the studio programmes of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, as well as to visiting companies from around the world.
The Linbury Studio Theatre is the Royal Opera House’s contemporary theatre. It is a vital alternative performing space for the studio programmes of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, providing a unique outlet for these world-class companies. The Linbury Studio Theatre also acts as a valuable host venue for visiting independent companies from around the world.
The Linbury Studio Theatre was built during the extensive 1997–9 redevelopment of the Royal Opera House. It is now considered one of the leading fringe theatres in London. The retractable seating (maximum capacity 400) makes it a fully-flexible performing space.
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