The Royal Opera House featured in Lonely Planet
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The Royal Opera House in London‘s Covent Garden has been transformed following an extensive three-year construction project.
With new entrances, extended foyers and terraces and a new café, bar and restaurant, along with an extensive programme of ticketed and free daytime events, activities and festivals for people of all ages, the Royal Opera House is now open to the public daily.
At the heart of this project is a brand new Linbury Theatre, the West End’s newest and most intimate theatre, which provides an additional world-class stage for The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and a host of internationally celebrated artists. In its inaugural Season, the Linbury Theatre showcases work spanning over 300 years – with 25% of seats priced at £25 or less. The project, designed by award-winning architects Stanton Williams, unites 19th-century grandeur with 21st-century elegance.