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Productions

Don Quixote

  • 19 February—4 April 2019
  • Main Stage

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

The Monstrous Child

  • 21 February—3 March 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

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.

Katya Kabanova

  • 21–26 February 2019
  • Main Stage

Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones's production of the second work in The Royal Opera's Janácek cycle.

Così fan tutte

  • 25 February—16 March 2019
  • Main Stage

Thomas Allen and five young operatic talents star in Mozart's theatrical and tuneful comedy about love and fidelity.

Frankenstein

  • 5–23 March 2019
  • Main Stage

Love, grief and the desire for power over death fuel a tragic spiral of events in this revival of Liam Scarlett's first full-length ballet.

Awakening

  • 8–9 March 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

National Dance Company Wales return to the Royal Opera House performing three dances to amuse and amaze, alongside participatory events.

Annette Page: Tribute to a Ballerina

  • 12 March 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

A special celebration of the life of one of The Royal Ballet's beloved Principal dancers.

Dutch Masters

  • 15–17 March 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

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

La forza del destino

  • 21 March—22 April 2019
  • Main Stage

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Romeo and Juliet

  • 26 March—11 June 2019
  • Main Stage

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Insights

Insights: Women of Opera

  • 21 February 2019

Professor Susan Rutherford explores the travails and triumphs of the female characters in this Season’s operas.

Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

  • 26 February 2019

Watch Royal Ballet dancers and coaches in action as they rehearse for performances on the Covent Garden stage.

Insights: In Conversation with Steven McRae

  • 28 February 2019

Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae reflects on his fifteen years with the Company.

Insights: La forza del destino

  • 5 March 2019

Join the creative team bringing Christof Loy’s new production of Verdi's epic opera to the stage in Spring 2019.

Insights: Superwomen of the Royal Opera House

  • 8–18 March 2019

Hear from some of the ‘superwomen’ who work behind-the-scenes at the Royal Opera House in this series of pre-performance events to celebrate International Women's Day.

See all upcoming Insights.

Rehearsals

Friends Rehearsals

  • 22 February 2019

Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.

Tours

Backstage Tour

  • 19–28 February 2019

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

Covent Garden Legends and Landmarks Tour

  • 20 February—30 April 2019

Step back into history and discover more about the Royal Opera House and the legends of London’s Theatre Land.

Thurrock Tour

  • 22 February—28 June 2019

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 20 February—21 March 2019

Whenever visitors see the historic auditorium of the Royal Opera House for the first time, it always amazes them.

Functions

Ballet Studio Live

  • 15 March—10 May 2019

Join Royal Ballet dancers as they take class and rehearse in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, transforming the iconic space into a ballet studio for the day.

Family Sundays

  • 17 March—28 July 2019

Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in fun-packed Sundays, ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities.

Tea Dance

  • 1 April—15 July 2019

Come dancing and cha-cha-cha along to the Royal Opera House Dance Band, in beautiful surroundings that combine grandeur and elegance.

ROH Young Philanthropists – The Devil and the Philosopher

  • 25 April 2019

Join us at this Royal Opera House Young Philanthropists event: a drinks reception and informal supper celebrating David McVicar’s stunning and electric production of Gounod's masterpiece.

ROH Late

  • 16 June 2019

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.

Workshops

Dance with The Royal Ballet

  • 22 February—26 July 2019

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

Opera Dots

  • 25 February—8 July 2019

Discover the world of opera through fun participatory workshops for children and adults, full of singing, music and stories.

Sing at the Royal Opera House

  • 1 March—19 July 2019

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

Crafternoons

  • 2 March—13 April 2019

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

Discover Dance

  • 8–10 March 2019

National Dance Company Wales Discover Dance is a participatory event for families that includes an opportunity to try some dance with the company before a performance.

See all upcoming Workshops.

Recitals

Live at Lunch

  • 24 February—26 July 2019

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

Recitals at Lunch

  • 25 February—22 July 2019

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room, and nearby St Clement Danes.