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From the House of the Dead

  • 19–24 March 2018
  • Main Stage

Janáček’s final work receives its Royal Opera premiere in a hard-hitting new production directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, with Mark Wigglesworth conducting an excellent cast including Willard W. White.

The Winter's Tale

  • 20–21 March 2018
  • Main Stage

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

Bernstein Centenary

  • 23 March—9 April 2018
  • Main Stage

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


  • 25 March—10 April 2018
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.


  • 27 March—7 April 2018
  • Barbican Theatre

The world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera based on Neil Gaiman’s much-loved story, in a production directed by Aletta Collins. Tickets are also available from the Barbican website.

Piggy in the Middle / Sink or Swim (film)

  • 29 March—28 April 2018
  • Clore Studio Upstairs

Charlotte Edmonds presents her newest work Piggy in the Middle alongside a screening of her short film Sink or Swim.


  • 29 March—16 May 2018
  • Main Stage

Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

  • 12–27 April 2018
  • Main Stage

Richard Jones’s critically acclaimed production returns after more than a decade, with Antonio Pappano conducting a cast led by Eva-Maria Westbroek in Shostakovich’s masterpiece.

Obsidian Tear / Marguerite and Armand / Elite Syncopations

  • 14 April—11 May 2018
  • Main Stage

Characteristic works from three of The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographers – Wayne McGregor, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan – display the diversity of The Royal Ballet and its virtuoso dancers.

Orchestral Concert

  • 23 April 2018
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts a concert programme that celebrates the award-winning Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, joined by baritone Christian Gerhaher.


Insights: Macbeth

  • 22 March 2018

An introduction to Verdi’s tragic, Shakespeare-inspired opera.

Insights: The revolution will not be televised – oppression, power and knowledge

  • 26 March 2018

Explore how poetry and opera narrate personal and political struggle, in collaboration with Poet in the City.

Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

  • 4 April 2018

See Royal Ballet dancers and coaches prepare for the Covent Garden stage.

Student Insights: Ballet and the Body

  • 10 April 2018

Join us for a lively debate about the physical impact of this most embodied art form.

Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class on Stage

  • 17 April 2018

Your chance to see The Royal Ballet in class on the Main Stage of the Royal Opera House.

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Friends Rehearsals

  • 22 March—14 April 2018

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


Backstage Tour

  • 19 March—31 May 2018

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

  • 23 March—29 June 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

  • 19–27 March 2018

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


Lunchtime Recitals

  • 26 March—21 May 2018

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