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After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour

  • 12 February—11 March 2016
  • Main Stage

The Royal Ballet celebrates the acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with this mixed programme of three one-act ballets, including one world premiere.


  • 15–24 February 2016
  • Main Stage

Mark Elder conducts The Royal Opera’s first production of Chabrier’s fabulously frothy comic opera, directed by Mariame Clément (Glyndebourne’s Don Pasquale).

Il trittico

  • 25 February—15 March 2016
  • Main Stage

Nicola Luisotti conducts Puccini’s vibrant trio of operas with three world-class casts, in an acclaimed production by Richard Jones.


  • 26 February—15 April 2016
  • Main Stage

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

La traviata

  • 1–19 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.

Boris Godunov

  • 14 March—5 April 2016
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Musorgsky’s magnificent opera, starring Bryn Terfel in the title role and directed by Richard Jones.

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • 29 March—3 April 2016
  • Barbican Theatre

Gerald Barry’s operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play is a comic masterpiece.

Draft Works in the Clore: Reimagining Giselle

  • 1–15 April 2016
  • Clore Studio Upstairs

Choreographer Joshua Beamish and dancers of The Royal Ballet present a work in progress inspired by the Romantic ballet Giselle, coinciding with its performances on the main stage.

Lucia di Lammermoor

  • 7 April—19 May 2016
  • Main Stage

Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead two world-class casts in Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera.

The Winter's Tale

  • 12 April—10 June 2016
  • Main Stage

Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation with music by Joby Talbot is a triumph for The Royal Ballet.


Friends Rehearsals

  • 26 February 2016


Backstage Tour

  • 16–29 February 2016

Thurrock Tour

  • 19 February—15 July 2016

Velvet Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 18 February—31 March 2016


Inspiration Days

  • 4 March—20 May 2016