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Royal Opera House
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Nearest Train: Charing Cross
Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501 (southbound only), 505, 521, X68 all go to the Aldwych, which is close to the Theatre
Nearest Car Park: There is no designated parking at the Royal Opera House for ticket holders. The nearest NCP car parks are five minutes' walk away at Drury Lane and Shelton Street. There is a drop-off point outside the Bow Street entrance. A limited number of orange badge bays are available in the vicinity, but are not reserved for the use of Royal Opera House patrons

There are level entrances to the Royal Opera House from :

  • The New Arcade in the corner of Covent Garden Piazza. 
  • Bow Street immediately to the left of the Paul Hamlyn Hall (close to the Box Office and Information Desk).
  • There is lift access to all levels of the main auditorium except the Orchestra Stalls, which is reached by a single flight of stairs.

A lay-by allows vehicles to pull off Bow Street immediately outside the Paul Hamlyn Hall to drop off disabled passengers. The disabled parking bays on the opposite side of Bow Street and in Floral Street cater for the whole Covent Garden area, not just the Royal Opera House.

The Box Office, Royal Opera House Shop, Information Desk and Cloakroom are situated at the entrance level below the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Counter heights at the Box Office, in the bars and at some public telephone points are designed to be accessible for wheelchair users. One Box Office sales position, the Information Desk and bars have induction loops to assist customers with impaired hearing. Menus are available in large print. The Bow Street/Piazza Link Coffee Shop is also accessible to wheelchair users.

Guide dogs are welcome in the auditoria or can be looked after at the foyer cloakroom by front-of-house staff.

Shows Playing at Royal Opera House

Chroma New Wayne McGregor Carbon Life Tickets
The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme
Der Rosenkavalier Tickets
Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss’s charming operatic comedy.
Il Trovatore Tickets
The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky
La Traviata Tickets
Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead three excellent casts in Richard Eyre’s much-loved production of Verdi’s most famous opera
Les Contes d'Hoffmann Tickets
Vittorio Grigòlo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama
The Nose Tickets
Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire
The Nutcracker Tickets
The Nutcracker is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it!
The Sleeping Beauty Royal Ballet Tickets
Join the Royal Ballet for an adventure in an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmother's and magic spells
Woolf Works Tickets
The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter
Written on Skin Tickets
A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power...