Royal Opera House
This opera and concert hall is home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. It is worth visiting not only for the music but also for the architecture. The theatre has a capacity of 2,256 people. The current building dates back to 1858, the previous buildings that stood here since the 18th century were destroyed by fires. In the 1990s, the opera house underwent an extensive reconstruction. Its horseshoe-shaped auditorium was retained but the technical facilities were hugely improved. Tours are available for those who are interested in the history of the theatre or seeing artists prepare for their performances.