28 November 2016
Sex scenes, scandal and sensational headlines: the ROH Collections team delve into the archives to uncover the buzz around this iconic production, 36 years on from its premiere.
7 October 2016
Covent Garden is home to precious art works by David Hockney, Maurice Lambert and Elisabeth Frink, but ensuring their survival requires extreme patience, skill and attention to detail.
6 July 2016
Verdi’s fiery tragedy has been a staple at the Royal Opera House for centuries, as revealed by a foray into our archives.
19 January 2016
In the 1930s, long before on-ice theatre adaptations became an arena staple, the ROH had its own skating rink.
16 November 2015
We'll be revealing highlights from our archive during this nationwide event 14–22 November 2015.
22 October 2015
Our historic collections settle into their new home after a painstaking removal process.
25 September 2015
Fifty years after the ballet had its premiere, we take a look at the beautiful costumes for MacMillan’s iconic ballet.
17 July 2015
A new donation to our Collections reveals a historic passion for that most archetypally British of things - queuing.
Collections on the Move: the painstaking process of relocating the Royal Opera House’s invaluable historic archive
8 May 2015
Moving is always a nightmare, but it’s so much worse when you’ve a historic theatre collection to look after.