In 2001, Theatre Projects were commissioned by the Diwan of the Royal Court in Oman to advise on the viability, concept and brief for a new 1,000 - 1,100-seat auditorium. This room is extremely flexible, able to accommodate symphony concerts, recitals, chamber music, as well as fully staged productions of opera, dance, musicals and other aspects of more popular entertainment. The auditorium is fully equipped to provide an ideal acoustic and theatrical environment for all types of musical performances. The Royal Opera House was officially opened on 14 October 2011 by the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, with a performance of Puccini’s last masterpiece, Turandot, conducted by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo.
Diwan of Royal CourtArchitect
Wimberly Allison Tong & GooAcoustician
New constructionTheatre type
Concert hall, Multiform theatre, Opera house
Architect and acoustic consultant selection, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specificationCompletion