Join us this November for a festival of making, doing and experiencing. Everyone is welcome.
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Poetry, live music, dance and much more. Highlights of the afternoon include:
- Enjoy live performances from members of the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performances include Arvo Pärt's Magnificat, George Butterworth’s The Lads in their Hundreds and World War I songs with cellist Liubov Ulybysheva and pianist James Kreiling.
- Watch Royal Ballet dancers rehearse Alastair Marriott’s new work The Unknown Soldier ahead of its world premiere.
- See New English Ballet Theatre in an extract from Wayne Eagling’s new ballet, Remembrance.
- Watch dance films – including Young Men by BalletBoyz and The Sun is God by Alice Pennefather – and hear from the artists involved, including Royal Ballet dancers Matthew Ball, Francesca Hayward and Valentino Zucchetti, and filmmaker Alice Pennefather.
- Get dancing! Our biggest ever, gender-neutral, family-friendly tea dance – with a live band! Dance teacher Rachel Sparks leads a partner-dance and line dance. You decide if you want to lead or follow.
- Immerse yourself in a sound installation featuring the voices of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, among others.
- Join in! Sing memorable opera choruses and dance steps from famous ballets.
- See a 3D Royal Opera House made of LEGO™ bricks.
- Make poppies to mark the day from materials the Royal Opera House would otherwise throw away at Upcycling workshops.
Suitable for all ages, but activities will be aimed to ages 3+
The content in the morning session is repeated in the afternoon session
Visitors will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis, and we may not be able to permit entry once capacity is reached
Each session lasts about two and-a-half hours