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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

Les Beaux dormants (The Sleeping Beauties)

  • 21–24 November 2019

A contemporary ballet inspired by The Sleeping Beauty. Le Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin performs Hélène Blackburn’s family ballet.

The Lost Thing

  • 7 December 2019—4 January 2020

This musical reimagining of Shaun Tan’s beautifully illustrated book about a boy who helps a lost thing find its way home is an enchanting collaboration between Candoco Dance Company and The Royal Opera.

Insights: The Lost Thing – Post-performance Talk

  • 14 December 2019

Join members of the cast and creative team for a post-show talk to find out how they brought Shaun Tan’s much-loved children's book to the stage.

Aisha and Abhaya

  • 21 January—9 February 2020

Rambert presents a modern fairytale telling the heartbreaking story of two refugee sisters through dance.

Acosta Danza Up Close

  • 13–24 February 2020

Carlos Acosta’s dance company, drawn from the best of Cuba’s dancers, performs a distinctive programme that combines national and international flavours in technique, choreography and music.


  • 5–14 March 2020

A virtuous woman wrongly accused by two men with ulterior motives provides the dramatic core of Handel’s oratorio, performed by members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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