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The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

7 June 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

Coming soon

The Sleeping Beauty

2–23 May 2017

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells.

Madama Butterfly

1 May—25 July 2017

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

Woolf Works

10 June 2017

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf.

The Nutcracker (2016)

2 May—5 July 2017

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.

Il trovatore

9 May 2017

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

Jewels

3 May—15 August 2017

Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it.

The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

7 June 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

Otello

28 June 2017

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Die Zauberflöte

20 September 2017

Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

La bohème

3 October 2017

Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

23 October 2017

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

The Nutcracker

5 December 2017

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Rigoletto

16 January 2018

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

Tosca

7 February 2018

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

The Winter's Tale

28 February 2018

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Carmen

6 March 2018

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

New Wayne McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Macbeth

4 April 2018

Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Manon

3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Swan Lake

12 June 2018

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

News and features

  1. Your Reaction: What did you think of George Balanchine's Jewels live in cinemas?

    11 April 2017

    A selection of audience responses to The Royal Ballet's performance of 'Emeralds', 'Rubies' and 'Diamonds', relayed to cinemas across the world.

  2. George Balanchine's Jewels to be relayed live to cinemas on 11 April 2017

    10 April 2017

    The Royal Ballet's performance of this delightful three-act work will be broadcast from the Royal Opera House to cinemas around the world.

  3. Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18

    5 April 2017

    Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.