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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

Astana Ballet

  • 12–14 September 2019

The Republic of Kazakhstan’s leading ballet company, Astana Ballet, presents four masterpieces on their must-see summer tour.

The Intelligence Park

  • 25 September—4 October 2019

Gerald Barry’s brilliant, surreal and startling first opera.

Cross Currents / Monotones II / New Tanowitz

  • 10–11 October 2019

The Royal Ballet celebrates the legacy of pioneering American choreographer Merce Cunningham with a new work by Pam Tanowitz, and works by Ashton and Cunningham himself.


  • 15–18 October 2019

Director Katie Mitchell and writer Martin Crimp create a new dramatic piece with composer Bernard Foccroulle that opens a dialogue between the 19th century and the present.

Dance Umbrella: The Future Bursts In

  • 24–26 October 2019

Compagnie Amala Dianor and Ballet de Lorraine present a special programme to mark the Merce Cunningham Centennial.

The Kingdom of Back / Mamela / The Shape of Sound

  • 5–7 November 2019

Northern Ballet demonstrates its range and skill in a mixed programme of works by Morgann Runacre-Temple, Mlindi Kulashe and Kenneth Tindall.

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