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Open Up

Building for the future

The Open Up project designed by architects Stanton Williams aims to enhance the experience of coming to the Royal Opera House, for audiences, artists and guest companies. Work has now started, and you may notice significant changes around the ROH.

Find out about the key changes which may affect your visit.

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Updates affecting your visit

Find out about current Open Up work which may affect your visit.

Our proposals and the project team

What we would like to achieve and the team behind the project, led by Stanton Williams.


Answers to some frequently asked questions.

Design schedule

Find out more about the changes we’re making.

Progress photos

Peek behind the scenes on our construction work.

Newsletters and stories

Read the latest despatch from our Open Up team.

Thank you

Please bear with us as we improve the Royal Opera House, making it even more special than it is now.

Do share your thoughts and questions about Open Up here

News and features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 29 May 2015

    Open Up project update May 2015

    Ahead of work starting at the Royal Opera House this autumn, we’re keen to hear your thoughts and questions.