Tours Information

Find all the information you need ahead of your Royal Opera House tour

Enhance your visit with one of our unique, expertly guided tours

With options ranging across our multiple venues, a Royal Opera House tour is the perfect way to get a closer look into the magical history, people and processes occurring off the stage.


  • We may use headsets on our tours so you do not 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 will be taking time to search all bags on entry. We may carry out in-depth bag searches at random. Please make this possible by opening your whole bag for the security officer. Please only bring a bag if necessary and avoid bringing large pieces of luggage.
  • Most of our tours will require the use of lifts. If you are not comfortable using lifts please contact us at after booking so we can have support on hand to assist you.
  • Please be mindful of others and their personal space, especially when moving around the building.
  • All tour tickets entitle you to 10% off at the ROH Shop and café on the day of your tour. Simply present your ticket at the checkout. This offer is for in-store purchases only.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on our tours. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult and have their own ticket. Please check the specific age guidance for each tour type ahead of your booking.
  • We provide concession tickets for students, under 16's and unwaged visitors at £16.75 each. For group rates, please contact
  • Access to the main auditorium during your tour is not guaranteed.



Our tours are between 60 and 75 minutes long and take you through many areas of the Royal Opera House, including long corridors, many stairs, escalators and lifts. Flooring throughout the building varies. Some floors are smooth and are tiled or wooden, and some are carpeted.    

Because we are a working theatre, some areas will not always be available to us, which means each tour will take a different route. The spaces we travel through can sometimes be busy and loud.   

Our tour guides use descriptive language which helps to paint a picture for blind and vision impaired visitors.   

Please get in touch with us on after you book to let us know your access requirements so we can make sure you have the best experience on your visit. We can plan the tour if you require step-free and wheelchair access, if you need to use the hearing loop, borrow one of our wheelchairs or portable seats or make sure there are regular breaks throughout the tour.   

Unfortunately, our hearing loops are not currently compatible with Bluetooth.  

We provide all visitors with a headset which amplifies the voice of your tour guide. All our public tours are in English, but we do offer private tours which can be done in other languages including German, Polish, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.  


Private tours

Bespoke private tours catered to yours and your group's needs.

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? Browse options to make your tour an experience to remember.

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