Website alert: We are currently carrying out essential planned maintenance work which will prevent you from making a purchase from 10am until approximately 1pm BST today. Please complete all your purchases before 10am and apologies for any inconvenience.

Accessibility links


Sign In

What's on



  • 20–27 August 2017
  • Polka Theatre

This new work from the award-winning Polka Theatre is a wonderful sensory experience for children aged 2–5, with music by Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale.

La bohème

  • 11 September—10 October 2017
  • Main Stage

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

Die Zauberflöte

  • 12 September—14 October 2017
  • Main Stage

Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with two wonderful casts including Roderick Williams as Papageno and Janai Brugger as Pamina.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • 27 September—28 October 2017
  • Main Stage

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

Les Vêpres siciliennes

  • 12 October—4 November 2017
  • Main Stage

Verdi’s spectacular grand opera is conducted by Maurizio Benini with a cast including Malin Byström and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott.

The Dreamers Ever Leave You

  • 12–13 October 2017
  • Printworks London

Enter an immersive dance experience in the unique Docklands venue of the Printworks, featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.


  • 18–24 October 2017
  • Clore Studio Upstairs

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling’s short ballet inspired by MacMillan’s re-creation of Nijinsky’s lost Debussy work.

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

  • 18–19 October 2017
  • Main Stage

Dancers from the UK’s five leading ballet companies perform two of MacMillan’s sunniest works alongside a new production of his dark, classical fairytale, as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.

The Judas Tree / Song of the Earth

  • 24 October—1 November 2017
  • Main Stage

The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet present two of Kenneth MacMillan’s most complex and important works, in the second programme of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.

Sea of Troubles

  • 26 October—1 November 2017
  • Clore Studio Upstairs

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, Yorke Dance Project performs Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful short ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


Insights: Die Zauberflöte

  • 29 August 2017

Join conductor Julia Jones and members of the cast to explore The Magic Flute’s enchanting world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.

Insights: La bohème

  • 31 August 2017

Join conductor Antonio Pappano and members of the production team and cast to discover more about The Royal Opera’s new production of Puccini’s captivating opera.

Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • 12 September 2017

Follow dancers of The Royal Ballet down the rabbit hole as they prepare for this revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s dazzling take on Lewis Carol’s classic story.

Insights: In Conversation with Erwin Schrott

  • 14 September 2017

Join bass-baritone Erwin Schrott as he reflects on his career to date and discusses the state of opera today.

Student Insights: City of Song – A Night in Paris

  • 20 September 2017

Join us for a night of music, performance and discussion as we uncover the new production of Puccini’s much-loved opera La bohème.

See all upcoming Insights.


Friends Rehearsals

  • 9 September—4 December 2017

Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.


Backstage Tour

  • 11 September—30 November 2017

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

Thurrock Tour

  • 15 September 2017—30 March 2018

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 14 September—28 October 2017

Whenever visitors see the historic auditorium of the Royal Opera House for the first time, it always amazes them.


Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

  • 30 September 2017—25 February 2018

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day.


Meet the Young Artists Week: Workshop

  • 5 October 2017

See a small group of the Young Artists workshop a dramatic opera excerpt at St Clement Danes in the Strand, as part of Meet the Young Artists Week.


Meet the Young Artists Week: Recitals

  • 2–4 October 2017

Meet the stars of tomorrow in these free recitals at St Clement Danes in the Strand, part of Meet the Young Artists Week.

Meet the Young Artists Week: Juke Box

  • 8 October 2017

Choose the evening’s programme from the options given at the lunchtime session in this popular event at St Clement Danes in the Strand, part of Meet the Young Artists Week.

Lunchtime Recitals

  • 16 October—20 November 2017

The regular free lunchtime recitals, at St Clement Danes in the Strand, feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano recital

  • 4 June 2018

The world-famous mezzo-soprano performs in recital on the Royal Opera House main stage, accompanied on the piano by Antonio Pappano.