The Curtain Raiser

Royal Opera House opens its doors for
the first time in 23 years

The History

Bombay was in its glory days in the 1900’s, and at its peak of social, artistic and cultural dynamism. An integral part of this movement was the Royal Opera House Mumbai, first inaugurated by King George V in 1911. It still holds relevance and reverence in the cultural fabric of contemporary Mumbai and is in fact India's only surviving opera house till date.

From magic shows to film screenings to fashion shows it played host to several great artists over the decades. Now almost 105 years later the building has been magnificently brought back to life and will reopen its doors on 20th October 2016.

The Maharaja of Gondal Shri Vikramsinhji bought the Opera House in 1952. His son Shri Jyotendrasinhji commissioned its restoration in

2010, which is now nearing completion and revving up for its momentous debut.

One of the last standing Baroque buildings in Mumbai today, the Royal Opera House Mumbai, with its long standing association with art, literature, theatre and music and has hosted Operas and live performance of artists like Bal Gandharva, Prithviraj Kapoor, Dinanath Mangeshkar and Lata Mangeshkar.