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Royal Opera House

Home of the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House has existed since 1732, although the current building was built in 1858. It is the third building to be on the site, after the previous two were destroyed by fire. It is characterised by his grand portico front and its classical design makes it a stand out feature of Covent Garden.

Handel played many of his works there for over 20 years, including operas and oratorios such as Alcina and Semele, which were heard for the first time under its roof. The company remains rooted in reworking and presenting many of the classics but is just as bold in its attempts to bring contemporary and cutting-edge productions onto its stage.

Bow Street
Covent Garden

Tel: 020 7240 1200
Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-3.30pm
Adult : £12.00
Child : £8.50
Senior Citizen: £12.00
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