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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.

Read our guidance to find out how to apply for tickets to a Welcome Performance or click below to apply.

If you would like further information, please call us on +44 (0)20 7212 9663 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.

Learn more

Discover more about ballet and opera ahead of attending a performance.

How to book

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

Frequently Asked Questions

For all your questions about coming to the Royal Opera House for the first time.