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Royal Opera House Royal Opera o House ) [email protected] 25-27 Whittle Road Ferndown Industrial Estate Dorset BH21 7RP 01202 897937 BRIEF HISTORY 00000 The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there. The current building is the third building on the site due to disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856 CONSTRUCTION REOPENED Original building was constructed. The theatre was rebuilt for a third time and reopened. 1732 1734 1858 1997 1STPERFOMRANCE FIRE! REDESIGNED The theatre was close in July 1997 and redesigned completely. The very first ballet was presented. Disastrous fires break out in 1808 and 1856 FACTS MOREFACTS I ADDRESS CAPACITY 2,256 Bow Street City of Westminster, London United Kingdom DESIGNATION GRADEILISTED I HOUSING TYPE OPERA HOUSE Four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20 m wide and 14.80 m high. COVENTGARDEN TUBESTATION TRANSIT WHAT'S ON SOON? Romeo and Juliet Symphonie Dramatique The Nutcracker Orphée et Eurydice 14 SEPTEMBER–3 OCTOBER 2015 MAIN STAGE 19 SEPTEMBER-2 DECEMBER 2015 MAIN STAGE 23-26 SEPTEMBER 2015 LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE 8 DECEMBER 2015–14 JANUARY 2016 MAIN STAGE Dancing Daisy Sources:

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The Royal Opera House - Home of Ballet and Opera and one of the most magnificent places to visit! Here are some facts, figures and dates!


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