Royal Opera House

Category: Performing Arts

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and performing arts venue in London. It is also sometimes referred to as “Covent Garden” after the London neighbourhood in which it is located. The building serves as the home of the Royal Opera, the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The current edifice is the third theatre on the site.

The façade, foyer and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from a reconstruction in the 1990s. The Royal Opera House seats 2,268 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the Amphiteatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20m wide and 14.80m high.

The main auditorium is a Grade I listed building.


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