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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 in Thurrock. An enormous purpose-built warehouse in Purfleet, it is home to the scenic artists and craftsmen who create the sets and scenery 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 are not suitable for children under 8 years old.