The Royal Opera House is one of the most prestigious and prominent venues for classical theatre, dance and opera in the country. Obtaining tickets for any of its shows is difficult due to the demand and the popularity, despite there being more than two thousand seats for every showing. Every show becomes a sell-out within a matter of minutes, and many dedicated theatre enthusiasts miss out on wonderful travelling productions and home-grown shows because there are no Royal Opera House tickets available to them.
At Tickets To See, we make these premium tickets available. We guarantee that we can obtain the best seats across various different areas of the house, including the Orchestra Stalls, the Stalls Circle and the Grand Tier. Our easy-to-use website allows users to find their dream seats to enjoy some of the best-loved classic ballets and plays from stunning vantage points around the traditional proscenium arch theatre.
Originally formed as the Covent Garden Opera Company in 1946, the Royal Opera actually has heritage which dates back more than 260 years. Three theatres have been open on the same site since 1732; the previous two fell victim to fires which ripped them apart and left them needing serious repair. The theatre as it stands today was built in 1858, and after World War II, the decision was made to establish the Royal Opera House (as it was now known) to act as the year-round home of an opera and a ballet company, now known as The Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet.
The building closed in 1997 for major development and renovation work funded by the Arts Council and the Arts Lottery. The work took around two-and-a-half years, during which time the resident companies put on productions at the Barbican Theatre, the Shaftesbury Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, all of which were well-received. When the companies returned to their home in December 1999, a period of fine revivals took place, and the casts and crews enjoyed a plethora of advanced technology and new stage equipment that took their performances to the next level. Electronic libretto systems allow audiences to keep track of the complicated dialogue in some of the foreign language operas, the venue is claimed to be the most modern theatre facility in all of Europe; not bad for an establishment more than 250 years old.
The traditional horseshoe-shaped auditorium of the Royal Opera House is something of a rarity in theatre nowadays; one of the largest theatrical venues in the country, it consistently hosts some of the most highly-anticipate performances across dance, theatre and opera. The Royal Opera, the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera House Orchestra are all residents at the prestigious venue, which is located in the heart of Covent Garden for easy access to the majority of patrons.
A number of renowned hotels and restaurants sit within walking distance for an evening of pure luxury and culture, and Covent Garden itself is known for its more traditional atmosphere. The location is very central, offering easy access to anyone travelling to London using public transport or their own vehicle, and the dramatic entrance of the building cannot be missed.
From hugely popular ballets like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, to Shakespeare’s great tragedies, with a helping of authentic Italian opera thrown in, the Royal Opera House is one of the country’s most spectacular venue. Those lucky few who are able to obtain Royal Opera House Covent Garden tickets are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.