Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House Muscat is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman, on Sultan Qaboos Street.Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.
The season runs from September to May, with an eclectic programme of opera, classical music, jazz, musicals, ballet, Arabic tarab and world music. There are more than 60 performances this season. Sneak a peek at its gold-gilded balconies and wood-panelled interiors on a 30-minute guided tour, where you can learn more about its design, acoustics and inner workings.