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Open Up

Building for the future

We believe that opera and ballet should be experienced by everyone, and our Open Up project in conjunction with Stanton Williams architects has enhanced the experience of coming to the Royal Opera House.

Come and feel something new from 10am everyday – everyone is welcome and you don’t need a ticket to come in and see what we have on offer.

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Our vision

Find out more about Open Up and how we have improved the experience of coming to the Royal Opera House.

Updates which may affect your visit

Everything you need to know as a visitor while building work is ongoing until September 2018.


Answers to some frequently asked questions.

Design visuals

See the design visuals by Stanton Williams.

Newsletters and stories

Read the latest dispatch from our Open Up team.

Thank you

Thank you for bearing with us while we improved the Royal Opera House, making it even more special.

News and features

  1. 19 September 2018

    The Royal Opera House is now open every day from 10am

    The 'Open Up' project comes to an end with the launch of a new café, bar and restaurant, free daytime events, and a brand new Linbury Theatre.

  2. 6 June 2016

    Open Up project update June 2016

    The key changes in the Royal Opera House from 15 June which will impact your visit.

  3. 8 February 2016

    Open Up project update February 2016

    Following the closure of the Linbury Studio Theatre, you will soon see changes in other front of house areas.