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The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London WC2E

Covent Garden is a lively and popular area of central London, boasting a host of shops, restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Not to mention the famous Covent Garden Markets.

One of the area’s main attractions is the The Royal Opera House - a thriving  cultural venue and home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The impressive building has undergone a number of transformations since it was originally built in 1858. Its rich and star-studded history includes performances from names such as Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti and Margot Fonteyn. The first opera to grace the stage was written by Handel. In fact, many of Handel’s operas and oratorios were written specifically for the venue and were premiered on its stage.

Today, the venue is a fine example of modern theatre design and offers world class opera and ballet performances in unrivalled surroundings.

As well as offering an extensive range of performance programmes, the world famous venue is also open to the general public during the day, allowing you to explore the iconic building free of charge. The 400-seat Linbury Studio Theatre hosts smaller productions such as experimental dance and chamber operas, whilst the Clore Studio Upstairs provides an intimate stage for events.

Visitors can also take part in guided tours around the historic venue (pre-booking is required) and enjoy a spot of lunch at the Amphitheatre Restaurant.

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