Royal Opera House, Bow Street entrance facade ©2021 ROH. Photograph by James Bellorini
Royal Opera House, Bow Street entrance facade ©2021 ROH. Photograph by James Bellorini

Royal Opera House offers free tours for #OpenHouseLondon

This September, the Royal Opera House opens its doors for #OpenHouseLondon– an annual celebration of architecture, designed to make the capital more open, accessible and equitable. 

ByHattie Hafenrichter (Special Projects Communications Officer)
Monday 5 September 2022, 11.04am

Over the second weekend in September, tours will be running between 10:15am and 3:15pm, exploring the ways in which the historic and contemporary connect seamlessly in one of the city’s most iconic theatres. Each one lasts 30 minutes and, though free, must be booked.  

These will be paired with a never-before-offered experience in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to step onto stage, experiencing the site as performers rather than audience members. The event runs from 10am to 6pm on both days. Admittance cannot be guaranteed and is dependent on maximum capacity. 

Over the weekend, visitors are also welcome to explore the Royal Opera House’s Front-of-House spaces, marvel at David Hockey’s Portrait of Sir David Webster, and make use of exclusive discounts in the Shop (10%, if ‘Open House’ is quoted at the till) and Café (20%). Future tours can be booked for just £10 if tickets are purchased in person on Saturday 10 or Sunday 11 September 2022

For more information about the Royal Opera House’s rich history, and to book, visit the Open House website

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