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Christmas and New Year

Come and join us at the Royal Opera House this festive season! Whether it’s for our world-class offering of opera, ballet, music and dance or to explore the extensive gift collection in our Shop, a trip to the Royal Opera House is the perfect treat. Many of our present ideas last into the New Year, with options including gift certificates, membership or tickets to one of our forthcoming productions.

The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The Sleeping Beauty

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

Il trovatore

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Roundhouse

ZooNation’s fabulous show – a gleefully off-the-wall take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse.

The Nutcracker in cinemas

Watch as a young girl's enchanted present leads her on a magical adventure in this classical ballet, screening live in cinemas around the world on 8 December

Il trovatore in cinemas

On 31 January, David Bösch’s production of Giuseppe Verdi's dramatic opera with its themes of jealousy, revenge and love, screens in cinemas around the world

Royal Opera House restaurants and bars

Make a night of it and join us for a meal at one of our restaurants or bars, with special menus created to complement each production.

Christmas gifts

From CDs and DVDs to nutcracker dolls, the Royal Opera House Shop is full of gift ideas for the opera or ballet lover in your life.

Friends of Covent Garden memberships

A membership makes the ideal gift for an arts-loving friend or family member and helps support the work of the Royal Opera House.

Grand Draw

Enter the Grand Draw for only £2 a ticket and you could win a trip to Antigua, seats in the Royal Box for a performance of The Sleeping Beauty, tickets to Wimbledon and other prizes.