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Notice: Changes due to Open Up

From Wednesday 15 June there are new and significant changes which will impact your visit to the Royal Opera House for a daytime Backstage Tour. We will, of course, have ushers on hand to welcome you and ensure your experience is as enjoyable as ever. The Covent Garden Piazza entrance will close and the only way to enter the building for tours will be via the Main Entrance on Bow Street. Cloakroom space is restricted so please do not bring any large bags with you to the ROH. Ticket collection on the day of your tour will be in the Main Entrance alongside our new Information Point. Please note, that during Open Up there are no daytime café or restaurant facilities available.

Backstage Tour

Visit the Backstage and the Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

The Backstage Tours include an introduction to the colourful history of the theatre, an insight into the re-development of the Royal Opera House and a look at aspects of current productions. As the Royal Opera House is a fully working theatre, each tour is a unique experience, and may include opportunities to see The Royal Ballet in class, or the magnificent backstage technology in operation.

 

The tours lasts about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Check dates and availability for Backstage Tours

If booking the tour as a group, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4002.
If booking the tour individually, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000.

Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour

Visitors can enjoy a special tour of the auditorium that focuses on the architecture and the story of the current theatre. Hear stories of the famous opera singers who have taken centre stage. See the Royal Retiring Room, still used by our Royal Patrons today.

 

The tour lasts about 45 minutes.

Check dates and availability for Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tours

If booking the tour as a group, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4002.
If booking the tour individually, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000.

Thurrock Tours

Take an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre in Thurrock. These buildings are home to the craftspeople who create the sets, scenery and costume for the Royal Opera House. Find out more about Thurrock Tours.

Check availability and book Thurrock Tours.

 

Please note: Tours at the Royal Opera House and Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre are not suitable for children under 8 years old.