A century of scandal: The historic items that reveal the fascinating history of Salome at the Royal Opera House
4 December 2017
Once banned from the London stage, Strauss's radical opera has been seducing London audiences since 1910.
15 January 2016
Making William Chappell’s 1980 designs appeal to both contemporary audiences and dancers calls for a huge amount of research and innovation.
Preserving Theatre Archives for Future Generations: ROH Collections and the Association of Performing Arts Collections
4 November 2015
ROH Collections recently hosted a study day for theatre collections around the UK and Ireland.
28 October 2015
We've picked two of our favourite opera items from the collection's 6,200 artefacts — shoes worn by Adelina Patti and Cecil Beaton’s iconic Turandot dress.
22 October 2015
Our historic collections settle into their new home after a painstaking removal process.
15 October 2015
The Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre in Purfleet is home to ROH costume makers, degree students, and over 20,000 costumes.
New costume centre in Thurrock to house more than 20,000 costumes and provide workrooms for students
14 July 2014
Work starts on the new Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre, due to open in 2015.