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The Royal Opera House reopens on 11 December, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to live performances of The Nutcracker and our special Royal Opera Christmas concerts.


The Nutcracker

11 December 20203 January 2021
Main Stage
Ballet and dance

The festive family favourite returns to the stage this Christmas.

Current, Rising

19 December 202017 January 2021
Linbury Theatre
Opera and music

Experience the world's first hyper reality opera. General booking opens on 4 December 2020.

Stream Ariodante in Concert

28 November20 December 2020
Online only
Opera and music

The first opera Handel wrote for Covent Garden in 1735, performed in concert at the Royal Opera House for the first time. Available to watch via our streaming service.

Stream The Royal Ballet: Live – Within the Golden Hour

28 November13 December 2020
Online only
Ballet and dance

The Royal Ballet presents a programme of ballet excerpts and set pieces concluding with Christopher Wheeldon’s one-act ballet of shimmering beauty. Available to watch via our streaming service.

Flight Pattern (2019)

28 November5 December 2020
Online only
Ballet and dance

Crystal Pite's ballet is a moving exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships. Watch online for £3 from Friday 6 November 7pm GMT.

The Royal Opera Christmas Concert

1820 December 2020
Main Stage
Opera and music

The Royal Opera presents four performances of a sparkling Christmas Concert including fairy-tale favourites and repertory opera classics.

Macbeth (2018)

28 November 202010 January 2021
Opera and music

Cinema Broadcast. Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s magnificent opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Der Rosenkavalier (2017)

28 November4 December 2020
Radio broadcast

Soprano Renée Fleming stars in Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, conducted by Andris Nelsons. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Jukebox 2

2829 November 2020
Online only
Opera and music

The Jette Parker Young Artists perform live the concert that you, our online audience, have curated.


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Get creative this Christmas with our new range of home craft activities, inspired by The Nutcracker.

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