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Clore Studio

A key rehearsal space for The Royal Ballet, a performance space for visiting companies and home of the Royal Opera House’s Insights programme.

The Clore Studio Upstairs is home to the Royal Opera House’s Insights programme, organized by the Learning and Participation department. These offer audience members a unique opportunity to meet the creative team and artists behind productions on the main stage or in the Linbury Studio Theatre. The Clore Studio Upstairs is also a key rehearsal space for The Royal Ballet, used both for production rehearsals and for morning class. It often hosts performances and events by visiting companies.

The Clore Studio Upstairs was created in the 1997–9 redevelopment of the Royal Opera House, part of a larger scheme to provide extensive, modern rehearsal spaces for The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, all in one building. The floor space closely matches that of the performing area of the main stage. The Clore has a sprung floor (with rubber pads and felt padding beneath the surface) to give support for dancers. As a performance space, it has a maximum seating capacity of 170.

Upcoming productions

Insights: Battle of the Arias

  • 20 June 2019

Join members of The Royal Opera as we explore some of the greatest arias ever written.

Insights: Pride

  • 4 July 2019

Join us as we celebrate London’s Pride weekend with a special Insight event.


  • 12–14 July 2019

The Royal Opera's inaugural Engender is a weekend festival that puts women working in opera at the front and centre.

Insights: Masterclass with Juan Diego Flórez

  • 6 September 2019

A masterclass from one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors, Juan Diego Flórez.

Insights: Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato

  • 9 September 2019

A masterclass from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Insights: Agrippina

  • 17 September 2019

Ahead of opening night, find out from members of the cast and creative team about Barrie Kosky’s new production of one of Handel’s first operatic masterpieces.