Royal Opera House
London WC2E 9DD
Covent Garden tube station on the Piccadilly Line.
Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.
1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501 (southbound only), 505, 521, X68 all go to the Aldwych, which is close to the Theatre.
There is no designated parking at the Royal Opera House for ticket holders. The nearest NCP car parks are five minutes’ walk away at Drury Lane and Shelton Street. There is a drop-off point outside the Bow Street entrance. A limited number of orange badge bays are available in the vicinity, but are not reserved for the use of Royal Opera House patrons.
Royal Opera House ticket holders are entitled to a 50% discount at Q-Park car parks via the Theatreland Parking Scheme. To qualify, you must get your car park ticket validated at the Main Entrance Foyer desk and the 50% discount will automatically be applied when you pay at the car park pay machine. Ask any of our ushers if you require assistance. The nearest Q-Park car park is about eight minutes’ walk away in Newport Place, Chinatown. Please note, the discount does not apply to advance car park bookings.
- The New Arcade in the corner of Covent Garden Piazza.
- Bow Street at the right-hand end of the main entrance portico (close to the lifts to the Amphitheatre).
- Bow Street immediately to the left of the Paul Hamlyn Hall (close to the Box Office and Information Desk).
There is lift access to all levels of the main auditorium except the Orchestra Stalls, which is reached by a single flight of stairs.
A lay-by allows vehicles to pull off Bow Street immediately outside the Paul Hamlyn Hall to drop off disabled passengers. The disabled parking bays on the opposite side of Bow Street and in Floral Street cater for the whole Covent Garden area, not just the Royal Opera House.
The Box Office, Royal Opera House Shop, Information Desk and Cloakroom are situated at the entrance level below the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
You will find detailed information about accessibility on our Access page.