Set in the heart of the Shatih-Al-Qurum area, the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is a beautiful example of contemporary Omani architecture in the Sultanate of Oman. The white marble facade is beautifully lit up a golden-yellow in the evening and makes for a stunning sight. Built by a royal decree of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, it was designed and constructed by Carillion Alawi and completed in 2011. A debut season which included performances by artists such as Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Renee Fleming, the Opera House has also seen performances by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and the American Ballet Theatre. ROHM Muscat hosted some biggest cultural events in Oman.
The grounds of the Opera house Muscat contain formal and well horticulture gardens, and include an area which has exclusive retail shops and restaurants. There is also an art centre dedicated to musical, theatrical, operatic art of the region and the world. The Public Authority for Crafts Industries (PACI) has a store named the “Omani Artisan House” which serves to promote handmade Omani products from around the region. A perfect place to buy souvenirs and Omani handicraft. If you do not have the time to go for a show, they also organize Royal opera house tours of the facility in the mornings. The line-up of artists matches the best in the world, and the acoustics in the theatre are rated as among the best in the world.
- Muscat opera house tickets cannot be refunded.
- The Royal Opera House season starts in September to June.
- Royal opera house muscat dress code is formal or business.
- There are variation in ticket prices as per the shows and seat arrangements, refer the official website for exact prices.
- Royal opera house Muscat visiting hours is very restricted.
- Mobile phones, photography or video in the auditorium not allowed.
- Outside food or drinks are not allowed.
- Gate - 2 is open only during performances.
- Gates 1&5 have no public access.
- Gate – 3 is the Box Office and General entrance.
- Gate – 4 is the Box Office and General entrance as well as the entrance for the Opera Galleria.
- Parking available.
- Royal Opera House Muscat forthcoming season - A Legendary Season from September 2017 to May 2018
Royal opera house muscat tickets -
- Silver: 250 – 500 OMR
- Gold: 500 – 1000 OMR
- Diamond: 1000+ OMR
Opera house muscat tour tickets -
- Adult - RO 3
- Child - RO 1
- Group (per person) - RO 2
Royal opera house muscat timings -
- Regular box office timings (Saturday to Thursday): 9 am - 6 pm
- Royal opera house tours timing: 8.30 am to 2.30 am
On days of performances box office timings are:
- Saturday to Thursday: 9 am – 11 pm
- Friday: 4 pm – 11 pm
Opera Galleria Muscat timings -
- Saturday - Thursday: 10 am - 10 pm
- Friday: 4 pm - 10 pm
- Opera galleria Muscat restaurants timing: 8:00 am to 12:00
- By Rented car from city centre.
- More Cafe
- The Indus & Al Angham (serves traditional Omani meals)
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60.75% of people who visit Muscat include Royal Opera House Muscat in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
92.7% of people start their Royal Opera House Muscat visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Royal Opera House Muscat
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Opera House Muscat
I am purely rating this place based on it's beauty, location, architecture and for the love of Oman. This is a great part of Oman's history now and it has opened avenues for different tastes. It is a must visit for all tourists for it's beauty and awe. High ceilings, chandeliers, premium design, white marble. It has all it takes to show off. There's a mall section called 'Opera Galleria' which boasts high end shops of watches, jewellery and our very favourite Nespresso :)
A magnificent theatre that is also a Royal Palace. Stunning hand decoration throughout, and completed in the last 10 years. Well worth a visit, though checkout whether it was s open if it's not a show day.
Iconic and beautiful in and out. Easy to access and to roam inside. A must visit for music lovers and for those that enjoy distinct cultural expeditions with great halls and historical architecture. Cafes and boutiques are also distinct and some can be very pricey. Many parking spaces.
It's a beautiful building and they light up the outside so well. We were at an outdoor concert so I haven't seen inside. We had a very poor overall experience the night we went, however, hence the low score. Although we arrived early, lack of signage and staff meant that we arrived at our entrance gate with just 5 minutes to spare, along with a number of other tourists also lost. The guards wouldn't let us through as a dignitary was due to arrive. Even once they arrived before the show began, they wouldn't let us in. Reason unknown. We were finally shown to our seats almost 15 minutes after the show had started. And what terrible seats they were. Almost half the stage was entirely blocked. Our view of the rest of the stage was marred by a drone and a camera crane. Not to mention all of the bright phone screens in our field of view, even though, according to our tickets, the Opera House has a no phones and no cameras policy. The show itself - The Military Tattoo - was good, especially the Chinese band, but the highlight was the drum band at the end - apparently, an annual regular and favourite. For this, we were able to leave our seats and stand in front of the stage. I was mollified by this, much to the relief of my daughters. :) Contacting the Opera House afterwards with a request for a refund has not resulted in a response.
Great structure, a mix of traditional architecture and modern facilities. Beautiful garden and accommodating parking space. Very nice shops and restaurants. A relaxing environment!