Have you ever fancied joining in with the Royal Opera Chorus, or dancing along with the Royal Ballet? Ahead of the completion of the Royal Opera House’s three year ‘Open Up’ renovation project, the famous venue has announced an exciting new events programme which is on sale now.
The new additions will lift the lid on the artistry of the Royal Opera House and enable everyone, both young and old, to experience something new. These newly designed programmes will run alongside free Live at Lunch drop in performances, Recitals at Lunch, Dance with The Royal Ballet and Come and Sing at The Royal Opera House.
For the first time there really is something for everyone, starting with their youngest audience as Ballet Dots and Opera Dots help children under five discover ballet and opera through sensory dance, singing, music and stories.
Budding singers of all ages and ability will be able to join in and sing with an opera chorus during the Come and Sing at The Royal Opera Housesessions. Keen dancers can learn dance steps inspired by the ballets performed at the Royal Opera House, led by a member of The Royal Ballet Company during the Dance with the Royal Ballet workshops.
Books at Brunch will feature talks from authors, broadcasters, publishers and artists from across the worlds of opera and ballet to encourage literary discussions within the intimate confines of the Linbury Theatre Foyer. Crafternoons will allow audiences to try their hand at some of the techniques used to bring the ballet and opera performances to life, working with talented craftspeople from the Royal Opera House.
Relax and enjoy the free Live at Lunch events; drop-in performances featuring artists from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet as well as guest artists in the relaxed environment of the newly opened-up foyer. These will be inspired by the heritage and repertoire of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, featuring new and commissioned works.
Look out for Recitals at Lunch which will feature a ticketed programme of music in the Royal Opera House Crush Room, featuring artists from The Royal Opera, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Jette Parker Young Artists and a range of guest artists.
Jillian Barker, Director of Learning and Participation at The Royal Opera House said “These new events will turn the Royal Opera House into an intimate home allowing audiences to share in the creative journey each performance goes on before it reaches the stage. The events programme provides a taste of the many different aspects of the Royal Opera House, from the mastery of backstage theatre craft to guest artist performances, inviting families, students and the culturally curious to immerse themselves in creating their own Royal Opera House story and feel something new.”
All programmes will take place at the Royal Opera House, which will be open to everyone, every day from 10.00. The new bars, cafés, restaurants and displays will make the Royal Opera House London’s newest and most exciting daytime destination. Watch this space for more details of the Royal Opera House Front of House programme including the Months of Sundaysevents Festival, Tea Dances, Family Sundays and tours which will be available in September 2018.