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Celebrate Pride on 7 July with Royal Opera House Family Sunday

On Sunday 7 July, the Royal Opera House throws open its doors in an immersive family-friendly festival packed full of interactive activities and exclusive performances, specially curated around Pride.
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Family Sunday: Family Pride at the Royal Opera House is going to be a good one. We recently visited their Dots Day and were very much impressed. The day will include interactive activities that welcome everyone and celebrate the triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. Expect a fun filled day of drama, opera and ballet as well as pop-up performances all over the majestic building in Covent Garden.

Trouser Power, a unique 20-minute performance, will explore gender fluidity in opera, including trouser roles. In Drag Queen Story Hour, Adam All and Apple Derrieres will encourage children to explore the fluidity of gender roles through storytelling.

Also featured is Penguin, a co-production with Birmingham Rep, Cahoots NI and Prime theatre. This is a dance work choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra and directed by Paul McEneaney which tells the story of two male penguins who fall in love at Central Park Zoo.

The Paul Hamlyn Hall, ROH 2015. Photograph by Sim Canetty-Clarke

The day will also be brimming with participatory activities including a gender-neutral tea dance, flag and headdress-making, nail painting and dressing up. Family Sunday: Family Pride has been specially curated alongside Gendered Intelligence to create a fun and immersive day inspired by the triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community.

Tickets for Family Sunday: Family Pride on Sunday 7 July (from 11.30am to 2.30pm) costs £8 to £10 per person and are available to buy here.