In a specially-curated, socially-distanced programme called ‘Take a Bow’, visitors will be granted access to
the Royal Opera House’s two world-class stages, with a chance to glimpse
the velvet, gilt and glamour of the Main Stage, built in 1858, as well as
the state-of-the-art new Linbury Theatre which opened in 2018.
Visitors will be given the opportunity to tread the boards of the Main
Stage from the viewpoint of a performer and take a bow and a selfie on
stage. The immersive experience will also include a film screening in the
Linbury Theatre of ballet and opera highlights from past Royal Opera House
productions. This short film will be a celebration of opera and ballet,
showcasing some of the world-class stars who have graced the Royal Opera
The CafÈ and Shop will be open, and there will be an opportunity to tap and
donate to support the Royal Opera House during what continues to be the
most challenging time in the UK theatre industry’s history.
Open House at the Royal Opera House will take place between 10am – 7pm
across the weekend of 19 and 20 September, but visitors must
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, access can only be
permitted to those who have pre-booked and visitors will be required to
register their details for track and trace procedures. Cleaning throughout
the building will be heightened and no access will be permitted without a
Until then, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to our Covent Garden
home, whether you’re a first-time visitor, or a long-standing fan.
product_title=Take a Bow: Royal Opera House/Open House London
product_id=Above: ROH, Bow Street Entrance
Photo credit: Luke Hayes