Royal Opera House, London - Show Tickets and Information
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Royal Opera House
London, WC2E 9DD
How to Get There
Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).
Travelcard Zone: 1
Nearest Train Station: Charing Cross.
Nearest Car Park: Nenman Street, Leicester Place. Parking in central London can be difficult and expensive. Please use public transport.
The present theatre was built in 1858. During World War II it was used as a dance hall but after the war the decision was made to establish the Royal Opera House as the permanent year-round home of the opera and ballet companies now known as the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet. The ballet company reopened the building on 20 February 1946 with The Sleeping Beauty. The two companies combined for Purcell's The Fairy Queen that December, and on 14 January 1947, Covent Garden Opera Company gave its first complete opera performance, Bizet's Carmen