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Linbury Theatre

London's newest and most intimate theatre.

The new Linbury Theatre is a world-class stage for The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and their collaborating artists and partners, and is the West End's newest and most intimate venue. The auditorium is newly re-developed and seats up to 406 people. Opening in December 2018, the inaugral Season includes works from the 18th century through to world premieres.

Upcoming productions


  • 15–20 May 2019

Henze’s astonishing final opera is a rhapsodic re-imagining of a classical tragedy. This production is brought to life by The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists.


  • 24–30 May 2019

Extraordinary Canadian dance company Cas Public returns to the Royal Opera House with a work for children and adults which takes dancer Cai Glover’s hearing impairment as an inspiration point.

Insights: Dance and Disability

  • 24 May 2019

Join Canadian dance company Cas Public, The Royal Ballet and other dance organizations in conversation as they explore the relationship between disability and dance.

Insights: Ballet Black in Rehearsal

  • 28 May 2019

Watch dancers of acclaimed ballet company Ballet Black in rehearsal as they prepare to perform their latest mixed programme in the Linbury Theatre this Summer.

Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

  • 31 May 2019

Watch Royal Ballet dancers and coaches in action as they rehearse for performances on the Covent Garden stage.

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

  • 5–8 June 2019

Award-winning director Ivo van Hove directs a brilliant cast in a touching staging of Janácek’s dramatic song cycle.

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