"The Royal Opera House, Covent..." Royal Opera House Tip by londonbabe

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The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
I don't suppose you'll be able to afford tickets for the opera, but I do recomment the backstage tours, which are cheap, fascinating and, if you go on a day when there is a performance, you may meet some stars!
The Opera House has recently been restored, with a fabulous architectural centrepiece, the Vilar Hall. This is a fantastic space, flooded in light, with a champagne bar as its centrepiece.
This is the history of the site:
The Royal Opera House is the third theatre on the Covent Garden site. Its history began in 1728 when 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. The opening night was 7 December 1732.

Address: Covent Garden
Directions: Nearest Tube, Covent Garden. Between Floral St. & Russell St.
othercontact: http://www.royalopera.org
Phone: +44 20 7240 1200
Website: http://www.roh.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2002
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