Royal Opera House

7 Bow Street,
London, WC2E 9DD

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

Ron, I may have served you tickets, as I worked for 4 years (1972-1976) in the Floral Street box office, down the right-hand side of the Royal Opera House. Also ‘took the house in’ using the main foyer box office in the evenings.

Like you, not sure of the shooting locations of “The Red Shoes”.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

I went here many times for performances while visiting England. Every time I went the place was sold out. Years ago the ticket office was located, not in the foyer, but in a storefront across from the right side of the theater. At least once I got a last-minute ticket there in the “side-slips” of the top balcony for only one pound. The top balcony was called the “amphitheater” and there was a seperate entrance for it on the right side of the building. It was a very long climb up to the top. I believe that the 1948 movie “The Red Shoes” has some scenes filmed inside the ROH ?? Not sure of that. I toured the theater, including the stage and wings, in August 1989 with a group of Theatre Historical Society (USA) members.

Ian on November 14, 2009 at 1:12 am

A 1978 vintage photo of the Royal Opera House, before the recent refurbishment, can be found here:–

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

Photographs, memorabilia and more history here:
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