The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
Bow Street
Covent Garden
Greater London



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The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

Some of the world’s most famous singers have performed with the Company, including Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazón and Juan Diego Flórez, as well as the late Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, founded in 2001, offers exceptionally talented musicians at the start of their careers a tailored programme of coaching and performance opportunities. Many of its graduates are now seen regularly on the international stage.

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Family Sundays

  • 30 November 2014 12-4pm

Family Sundays are a new regular event for families to come and explore the Royal Opera House, its artists and the world of opera and ballet. Each Family Sunday will be packed full of different creative and practical activities for all the family, as well as space to relax and enjoy live music in an informal setting. The amphitheatre and Paul Hamlyn Hall bars will be open, serving sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks.

Drop in to the activities any time between 12pm and 4pm. Last entry to the event is at 3pm.

Tickets: £5 Adults, £3 Children (under 16s)

Suitable for children aged six and over. Younger children are welcome but the activities may not be suitable for them. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Several tours run throughout the day, inviting you and your family to explore some hidden areas of the Royal Opera House. These run at the following times and can be booked with your Family Sunday ticket:


Tickets for these tours are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis when you buy your Family Sunday tickets. Tours will run at future Family Sunday events, so there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to book onto a Family Sunday tour if you miss out this time.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £5.00, Children £3.00.