Visit us

Visit us

Welcome to the Royal Opera House. Read about getting into and around the building below, as well as finding out what's on.

Welcome

Welcome to the theatre, shop and restaurants of the Royal Opera House, London.

We are open from 12noon Monday to Saturday and close after the evening performance. We also open on Sundays when there is a performance or event. For Main Stage performances we open 2 hours before the start of the performance. For performances in our Linbury Theatre we open 1 hour 30 minutes before the start of the performance. For other events on a Sunday please refer to the event for opening times.

We will be taking time to search all bags on entry. Please only bring a bag if necessary and avoid bringing large pieces of luggage. This will be carried out in the safest and quickest way possible.

Please bring a device to display your e-ticket. Please bring a payment card as we are a cashless venue.

Our cloakrooms are open for those attending a performance or going on a tour. We ask you that you only use the cloakrooms if necessary, as the cloakrooms become very busy, especially at the end of the performance. Where possible, please only bring a small bag that can be placed under your seat. We cannot store e-scooters and e-unicycles, even if folded, so please do not bring those into the building.

The Box Office counter is open from 90 minutes before the start of a performance until the performance starts. It is not open at any other time. You can find out what's on and book tickets or contact us at any other time via the website.

Water refill stations are available on all levels. Feel free to bring a reusable bottle with you, or purchase an ROH refillable bottle from our shop or café.

Where

How to get to the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is in Covent Garden, the heart of London's theatreland.

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross and Tottenham Court Road (step-free).

The nearest mainline train stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Euston.

Our closest bus stops are Aldwych, Drury Lane and Leicester Square Station.

The nearest Santander Cycle Stations are Tavistock Street, Wellington Street and Drury Lane.

We do not have on site parking facilities. The nearest NCP car parks are Drury Lane and Shelton Street.

Safety

COVID-19 safety guidelines

Audience safety is our number one priority and we want to welcome you into the building in a way that keeps you, our staff and our artists safe.

We strongly recommend that you visit our website before every visit for updates.

Please note

Wearing face coverings is no longer a requirement. However, staff and visitors are welcome to wear face masks if they wish to. If you forgot your face mask and would like one, please speak to a member of our staff.

Be mindful of others and their personal space, especially when queueing and moving around the theatre.

If you feel unwell and have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit us. We have flexible booking options available for you and your guests to rebook for another performance. Read more about our exchanges policy.

You do not need to provide proof of vaccination to visit us.

For the safety and comfort of everyone, we are:

Continuing to deliver regular, enhanced levels of sanitation cleaning with particular attention to high-touch areas such as bannisters and toilets. We are also providing 100% fresh air through our ventilation system. Our toilets are ventilated 24 hours a day.

Please use the hand sanitizer available throughout the building and wash your hands regularly.

Access

There is step-free access across the Royal Opera House, from our ground-floor café and foyer to a range of seats in our performance spaces. We also offer a free, specialized Access Membership to all visitors who need assistance. This service provides access to various facilities such as personalized seat allocation based on your requirements, ticket discounts, free companion tickets and more.

Values

Our ROH Values and Behaviours

We at the Royal Opera House believe everyone should be treated in a respectful, acceptable and appropriate manner while on our premises. All who work in, with and visit the ROH have the right to feel welcome and free from the fear of abuse, racism and discrimination of any kind. The ROH is committed to upholding the following values and behaviours, and we ask that visitors and audiences also consider our values when they are with us:

Treating Everyone with Respect – embrace and celebrate all that we bring to the ROH.

Being Open – share, engage, learn and question, and empower others to do the same.

Valuing the Highest Standards – work together to deliver extraordinary experiences.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to disrespect and aggression and will remove anyone from our premises who behaves in an unacceptable way, according to our terms and conditions of sale. Anyone who is subject or witness to disrespectful and aggressive behaviour can report it to any member of staff or by contacting us online.