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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.

Don Quixote

Carlos Acosta’s production of this classic tale of love, friendship and loyalty is a firm audience favourite, bursting with colour and sheer joie-de-vivre.

Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is one of the greatest classical ballets, opulently told in Anthony Dowell’s production – making Swan Lake the perfect gift for ballet fans and newcomers alike.


Give tickets now and enjoy in the New Year – lose yourself in one of the finest ballets of the 20th century. John Cranko’s sumptuous telling of Pushkin’s romantic tale of ill-fated love is set to soaring music by Tchaikovsky.

The Wind in the Willows

Will Tuckett’s critically-acclaimed dance show, inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved characters, is a firm family favourite and appears this Christmas at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Tumble down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s fabulously entertaining ballet. If the date you would like is sold out, don't forget our Alice cinema screening.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

ZooNation bursts onto the stage with their wonderfully wacky retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Don't miss our free live stream of the performance on 18 December.

Orfeo at the Roundhouse

Acclaimed theatre director Michael Boyd goes back to the beginnings of opera to make his operatic debut, in an innovative new production of Monterverdi’s masterpiece at the Roundhouse – perfect for operatic newcomers and theatre fans.

Un ballo in maschera

A magnificent cast including Joseph Calleja, Liudmyla Monastyrska and Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars in Katharina Thoma’s new production of Verdi's gripping personal and political drama, set on the eve of World War I.

Tristan und Isolde

With Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, John Tomlinson and Sarah Connolly singing Wagner’s astounding masterpiece under the baton of Antonio Pappano, this is a must-see event for all opera lovers.

Live in cinema: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Enjoy Christopher Wheeldon's delightful ballet from the comfort of your local cinema. Check our website for details of live and encore broadcasts, available in more than thirty countries around the world.

The Alice Afternoon Tea

Tea at the Royal Opera House is already acclaimed as one of London's finest. For the festive season, renowned pastry chef Claire Clark has been inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale to produce jam tarts, caterpillars and chocolate teapots! Gift vouchers are also available.

New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate this very special night with a black-tie event at the Royal Opera House, including champagne reception and four-course dinner. At midnight you will have a spectacular view of the fireworks over London from our Amphitheatre Terrace.

Friends' Gift Membership

Treat your favourite opera or ballet fan with a gift that will last a full year. Friends of the Royal Opera House enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including priority booking, the opportunity to attend rehearsals and a 10% discount at the ROH Shop.

Gift Certificates

An ideal gift for any lover of opera or ballet, our gift certificates – available at any amount – can be redeemed online, by telephone and in person at the box office, offering the most versatile way to give the gift of opera and ballet.

ROH Shop

Come and browse the best classical music collection in London. Our range of gift products caters for all tastes, from budding ballerinas to lovers of luxury. Treat the ballet-lover in your life with our new Pointe Shoes Gift.


Our latest DVD and Blu-ray releases include the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Special Edition, Giselle starring Natalia Osipova, The Nutcracker, new productions of Parsifal and Don Giovanni and a new recording of Turandot.