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You can contact us by phone, email or post Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. For information on current projects and our Item of the Month feature, go to

Research Visits

ROH Collections are open to external researchers by appointment only from 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 on Tuesday-Thursday each week. Due to limitations of space, however, researchers must be engaged in a specific research project and must register with us prior to making an appointment.

To register, all researchers must:

  • contact us to discuss your research so that we can advise on availability of material and appointments
  • complete the Researcher Application Form and agree to abide by the Regulations of the ROH Collections - this will be sent to you by post or email
  • provide a letter of academic or professional reference, on institutional headed paper confirming your research interest
  • present photographic identification upon arrival - acceptable ID includes passport or driving licence. Reader's tickets issued by The British Library or The National Archives are not acceptable

Completed applications should be sent to the address above. Full details about letters of reference and acceptable photographic identification can be found in the Regulations.

Image Licensing

If you are interested in licensing Royal Opera House copyright photographs from the ROH Collections, please contact ArenaPAL Image Library:
Phone: +44 (0)20 7403 8542


The Royal Opera House Collections welcomes donations and bequests of material relating to the Royal Opera House and its resident companies to enhance its holdings. For more information, go to: