Saturday, 13 June 2009

A request

I recieved a request from Elise over at where she blogs about ballet:

'Hi, I hope you are going to check out the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and post your pictures here ?You can do tours of the building; you don't have to pay a fortune to see a performance, and it's a massive building not just a theatre.'

statue of Dame Ninnette de Valois

Located a few steps from the Royal Opera House, La Ballerina takes its name from the enchanting statue of a ballerina which stands directly opposite the restaurant
I haven't had a tour of the building - but it is on my to do list! Here is the information on tours:
'Visit the Backstage and the Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

The Backstage Tours include an introduction to the colourful history of the theatre, an insight into the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House and a look at aspects of current productions. As the Royal Opera House is a fully working theatre, each tour is a unique experience, and may include opportunities to see The Royal Ballet in class, or the magnificent backstage technology in operation.

The tours can run three times per day Mondays to Fridays, at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm, and on Saturdays at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. All tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. The cost is £9 per ticket [concessions: £8 (senior citizens) and £7 (students/unemployed/children).'
Thanks for the request!!!


  1. Yeah, this wonderful building deserves a tour. Next I'm in London I'll try to go there. I really liked the movie "Billy Elliot" and this place reminds me about it.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Belle!

  2. Great pics, and thank you for taking my advice !!!

    The building covers something like 3 acres over 10 floors - it's so much more than a working theatre and I'm always surprised by the number of people who think it's not much more than the auditorium.

    The tour takes you to areas you cannot reach on your own and it's not expensive.

    Once you've been inside you'll look at it differently !

    Perhaps we should arrange a "blogger tour" ?

  3. Hi again,

    Fresh Eyes has said yes, and I've invited Sarah over on The Secret Housewife blog.

    Early October seems to suit everyone.

    I don't think we can book for some time, and we only need 8 people - any more and it's difficult to manage.

    Shall we each invite one person and see what happens ? Do you want to post the info on your blog or how is it best to manage this ?