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The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is home to the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera Company. It's a vibrant establishment that has hosted contemporary performers such as Bjork, and classical interpretations of rock duo The White Stripes, as-well as seasonal programmes of classical opera and ballet, including favourites such as The Nutcracker and Wagner's Ring Cycle.
 
This is the third theatre to have stood on the Covent Garden site. In 1728, John Rich, actor/manager at Lincoln's Inn Fields, commissioned The Beggar's Opera from John Gay. The success of the venture provided the capital for the first Theatre Royal at Covent Garden, designed by Edward Shepherd. On the opening night, 7 December 1732, Rich's actors carried him there in triumph for a performance of Congreve's The Way of the World.

The Royal Opera House Address:              
Royal Opera House
Bow Street
Covent Garden
London 
WC2E 9DD
England, UK

The Royal Opera House  Opening Times:     
Evenings – contact The Royal Opera House for individual production times
Box Office from 10.00am - seasonal opening times may vary – check website for details 

The Royal Opera House Admission:            
Tickets from £13.00 to £190.00 – contact The Royal Opera House for details

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