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Romeo and Juliet

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 1–2 December 2015
  • Main Stage

A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s groundbreaking ballet is a 20th-century classic.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

  • The Royal Opera
  • 3 December 2015—1 January 2016
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts a world-class cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek and Aleksandrs Antonenko in these darkly passionate operatic masterpieces.

Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 4–5 December 2015
  • Main Stage

Ashton’s sublime modernist ballet is a counterpoint to this much-anticipated revival of his charming comic romance.

The Nutcracker

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 8 December 2015—14 January 2016
  • Main Stage

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

  • 10 December 2015—2 January 2016
  • Linbury Studio Theatre

This magical tale of courage and friendship is a theatrical event for all the family. David Bruce and Glyn Maxwell’s opera is based on a story by Philip Pullman.

Eugene Onegin

  • 19 December 2015—7 January 2016
  • Main Stage

Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast led by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and rising star Nicole Car in Tchaikovsky’s most beloved opera.


  • 8–17 January 2016
  • Linbury Studio Theatre

Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky dance Will Tuckett’s opulent full-length work of dance, music and theatre, exploring the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I.


  • 9 January—5 February 2016
  • Main Stage

Angela Gheorghiu and Amanda Echalaz take the title role in Jonathan Kent’s highly acclaimed production of Puccini’s fiery operatic drama.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

  • 16–30 January 2016
  • Main Stage

Ashton’s celebration of virtuoso dance creates an elegant counterpoint to his charming, light-hearted romance.

La traviata

  • 16 January—19 March 2016
  • Main Stage

Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production, with three world-class casts led by Venera Gimadieva, Maria Agresta and Nicole Cabell.


Friends Rehearsals

  • 8 December 2015


Backstage Tour

  • 2 December 2015—29 February 2016

Thurrock Tour

  • 4 December 2015—15 July 2016

Velvet Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 2 December 2015—31 March 2016


Tea Dance

  • 4 December 2015—5 February 2016

Tea at the Royal Opera House

  • 6–12 December 2015

New Year's Eve Party

  • 31 December 2015

Big Sing Fridays

  • 22 January 2016

Inspiration Days

  • 29 January—20 May 2016

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Lunchtime Recitals

  • 7 December 2015—8 February 2016