Paul Hamlyn Hall interior ©2018 ROH. Photograph by Luke Hayes

ROH tour

10 September 202131 May 2022
The tour will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House, situated in Covent Garden, is home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Our ROH Tour provides an exciting overview of this stunning building. You will explore our beautiful front of house spaces, learn some little-known facts about us and gain a special insight into the colourful history of the theatre. Learn about the state-of-the-art technology we employ and explore all aspects of current opera and ballet productions.

As the Royal Opera House is a fully working theatre, each tour is a unique experience and varies according to what is available on the day. Please remember that you are visiting a working theatre and plans may change at short notice.

Please note this tour does not enter the backstage areas of the Royal Opera House. Access to the main auditorium is not guaranteed.

Important information about your tour

  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times. Our staff will wear appropriate face coverings at all times and will remain socially distanced from the group.
  • We will be using headsets on our tours so you don’t miss any important information from our guides. All equipment is fully sanitised after each tour. You can use your own headphones if you wish. Please note headphones need to have a standard jack connection to be used with our devices.
  • We encourage you to register for NHS Test and Trace. You can scan our QR code via the NHS app when you arrive at the Royal Opera House.
  • Contact-free bag checks will be in operation.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building.
  • We have been accredited by Visit England's 'We're good to go' scheme and SOLT and UK Theatre's "See it Safely" scheme.

Find out more about our safety measures.

This tour involves a lot of walking and historical facts, so we recommend it for children over five years old

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult and have their own ticket.

Please note

This tour does not enter the backstage areas of the Royal Opera House. Access to the main auditorium is not guaranteed.

Private tours

Looking to have this tour all to your yourself as private experience for you and your group? Or perhaps you need this tour run in a different language? We can offer bespoke private tours. Send your requirements to


Your tour ticket entitles you to 10% off at ROH Shop and café on the day of your tour. Simply present your ticket at the checkout.



The Royal Opera House is a large building with lengthy corridors and many stairs. Expect to walk and stand for the duration of the tour. Where possible, certain stops in the tour will happen where visitors can sit down, but this cannot be guaranteed since we are a working theatre and the tour routes can vary. If we know in advance, all tours are fully accessible to wheelchair users, those with reduced mobility or any another disability – so we can have the right support in place for you, please contact after you book your tour and we will make the necessary arrangements