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Highlights

Mayerling

Mayerling
8 October 2018 -
30 October 2018
Broadcast in cinemas
Main Stage
Ballet and dance

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra
15 November 2018 -
10 December 2018
Main Stage
Opera and music

Verdi's opera explores long-held secrets, treachery and the father-daughter relationship, in the majestic setting of Renaissance Genoa.

The Unknown Soldier / Infra / Symphony in C

The Unknown Soldier / Infra / Symphony in C
20 November 2018 -
29 November 2018
Main Stage
Ballet and dance

Two contrasting ballets from Wayne McGregor and George Balanchine return with a world premiere by Alastair Marriott.

Carmen

Carmen
27 November 2018 -
22 December 2018
Main Stage
Opera and music

Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
3 December 2018 -
15 January 2019
Broadcast in cinemas
Main Stage
Ballet and dance

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

TRIO ConcertDance

TRIO ConcertDance
17 January 2019 -
27 January 2019
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance

World-renowned ballerina Alessandra Ferri performs an innovative programme with Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston exploring the connection between music and dance.

The Monstrous Child

The Monstrous Child
21 February 2019 -
3 March 2019
Linbury Theatre
Opera and music

In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon, the teenage daughter of Norse god Loki tries to find her place in the mythical world.

Dutch Masters

Dutch Masters
15 March 2019 -
17 March 2019
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance

Dutch ballet company Introdans performs a programme of neoclassical dance works from its award-winning repertory.

The open and light winter garden next to Bar Level 5, which has been newly refurbished.

Open

Now open every day from 10am

Come and experience all the Royal Opera House has to offer – stunning performances, delicious food and drink, inspiring interactive events and a perfect place to relax in the heart of Covent Garden.

A blackcurrant poached pear served with brandy snap wafers and vanilla icecream, served in the Royal Opera House restaurants

Eat & drink

Stop for a coffee, meet friends for a drink, enjoy an outstanding lunch or dinner – we have a variety of spaces, whether you’re just visiting or seeing a show.

Other events

Month of Sundays Festival

Month of Sundays Festival
4 November 2018 -
25 November 2018
General Admission
Workshops and activities

Join us this November for a festival of making, doing and experiencing. Everyone is welcome.

Sing at the Royal Opera House

Sing at the Royal Opera House
28 September 2018 -
14 December 2018
Multiple venues
Workshops and activities

All ages and abilities are welcome to join in and sing in an opera chorus.

Meet the Young Artists 2018

Meet the Young Artists 2018
22 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
Multiple venues
Opera and music

After two seasons at St Clement Danes in the Strand during Open Up, Meet the Young Artists Week returns to the Royal Opera House with performances in the Crush Room and one recital at St Clement Danes.

Recitals at Lunch

Recitals at Lunch
24 September 2018 -
17 December 2018
Crush Room
Opera and music

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room.

Books at Brunch

Books at Brunch
27 October 2018
Linbury Foyer
Workshops and activities

Explore the worlds of opera and ballet through books, with talks from authors, broadcasters, publishers and artists.

Live at Lunch

Live at Lunch
21 September 2018 -
14 December 2018
Multiple venues
Opera and music

Drop by for free lunchtime performances, featuring Royal Opera House artists and guest artists.

Dance with The Royal Ballet

Dance with The Royal Ballet
21 September 2018 -
6 December 2018
Multiple venues
Workshops and activities

Learn and dance steps inspired by ballets performed at the Royal Opera House.

Crafternoons

Crafternoons
20 October 2018 -
24 November 2018
Linbury Foyer
Workshops and activities

Get making and try your hand at some of the techniques used to bring ballet and opera productions to life.

ROH Late

ROH Late
25 November 2018
General Admission
Workshops and activities

Live music, dancers and actors lead you deep into the dark and delightful world of opera and ballet, where nothing is quite as it seems.