Join us for an outstanding line up of opera and ballet
Whether your group is interested new works, classic productions, backstage tours or just want the experience of enjoying a live performance of opera or ballet, a visit to the Royal Opera House is a truly unforgettable event and our Group Sales department can help you get the most out of your visit to this magnificent venue with a range of benefits, services and discounts.
- Save on ten or more tickets booked for featured productions.
- Priority booking so you can take advantage of the best seats at the best prices.
- Book now, pay later* so you can make the necessary arrangements with your group.
- Dedicated group bookers' phone number +44 (0)20 7304 4002.
Please note that tickets for Winter group bookings will go on sale at 10am on 16 October 2018. Please click here for ticket price details.
Please note that tickets for Spring group bookings will go on sale at 10am on 15 January 2019. Please click here for ticket price details.
Winter Featured Productions
Così fan tutte
25 February—16 March 2019
Ferrando and Guglielmo are convinced that their girlfriends Dorabella and Fiordiligi would never be unfaithful. Their friend Don Alfonso doubts this and persuades the men to try an experiment. Ferrando and Guglielmo must pretend to have been called away to war; they will then return in disguise and attempt to seduce their former girlfriends. If they don't succeed within 24 hours, Alfonso will pay them a large sum of money.
To begin with, all appears to go well: Fiordiligi and Dorabella spurn their 'suitors' and the men eagerly anticipate their winnings. But as Alfonso and his assistant Despina step up the pressure and the men try to woo each other's girlfriend, things get more complicated. Are the girls as loyal as the men thought? Are any of them the people they thought they were?
Asphodel Meadows / Two Pigeons
18 January—16 March 2019
Sheer romantic charm sums up Ashton's version of The Two Pigeons (1961). It has Messager's ever-tuneful score alongside a touching love story of a brief flirtation that threatens a young couple's relationship. The imagery of birds is wittily part of the choreography that contrasts bohemian Paris with the darker passions of a gypsy camp. Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows was enthusiastically acclaimed at its premiere in 2010. Set to music by another French composer, Poulenc, it shows how the line and lyricism of Ashton continue into the contemporary Royal Ballet repertory and defining style.
Spring Featured Productions
5–23 MARCH 2019
Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein, his first full-length ballet for the Royal Opera House main stage, is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic Gothic novel. The score, composed for the ballet by Lowell Liebermann, sweeps the dramatic action towards its devastating end, while the detailed and chilling designs by John Macfarlane bring the Creature and the anatomy lab to terrifying life.
Scarlett's choreography is highly expressive and dramatic as it explores the grief and desperation felt by Victor and the Creature's childlike need for acceptance. The ballet's momentum is sustained by the whole Company, with fellow students pushing Victor further into isolation and obsession, couples swirling around the stage in a dark waltz at his wedding, and the inevitable, tragic end.
11 APRIL—6 MAY 2019
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust.
Faust initially seems to love Marguerite in return, but soon abandons her. Her brother Valentin returns from the war and is furious to find his sister pregnant. Will Faust repent his destructive actions, and can his soul, and Marguerite's, be saved?
How to book
We can offer great group rates for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets can be booked through our Group Sales Department by email at email@example.com or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7304 4002.
Getting here and coach access
There is a coach drop off and pick up point on Russell Street. Find out more about getting to the Royal Opera House.
*Only available for certain productions.