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Welcome Performances

The Royal Opera House welcomes you to the best ballet and opera in the world for next to nothing

Welcome Performances are for families who have never been to a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House before. You don’t need to know anything about either – just come along and give it a try.

Tickets are only £5–£20.

Booking for the next Welcome Performance of The Royal Ballet's Giselle on Saturday 2 April is now open - please register online to check your eligibility. (Please note, if you have previously been to a performance at the Royal Opera House you will not be able to buy tickets).

For ticket enquiries, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000 (phone lines open from 10am).

If you would like further information, please call us on +44 (0)20 7212 9684 or email

Welcome Performances are generously supported by Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten through the Annenberg Foundation.


What is a Welcome Performance?

Find out what you can see and do on this day out for all the family.

What’s on

Check out what’s coming up this Season.

Learn more

Find out more about the next Welcome Performance, Giselle.

How to book

A step-by-step guide on how to book your tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions

For all those niggling questions you need answered.

How to get to here

Find out the simplest way to get to the Royal Opera House.