Friday Rush

Friday Rush is a great way to get last-minute tickets for the Royal Opera House at a range of prices – even for sold-out shows.

How it works

When the timer counts down to 1pm each Friday during the Season, 49 new Friday Rush tickets will be available to buy for each of the performances listed at the bottom of this page. Look for Friday Rush tickets in the Stalls Circle Balcony and Amphitheatre sections of the auditorium; please note the Balcony tickets are for standing places. You may purchase a maximum of two Friday Rush tickets for each performance.

For shows that are not sold-out, our usual range of tickets is available to buy at any time through the links below. Unlike the Friday Rush tickets, there is usually no limit on the number of these tickets you can buy for each performance.

We offer Friday Rush for almost all main-stage shows performed by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, but a small number of exclusions apply (for example, galas, Student Amphitheatre performances and schools matinees).

Depending on national holidays and other events, sometimes (and very rarely) Friday Rush tickets will be released on a different day. In these cases the change of date will be flagged on this page with a week's notice.

For more information, read our Friday Rush FAQs.

Next date:

Events

  • Manon

    Saturday 28 April 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Manon
    Cast:
    Manon
    Takada
    Des Grieux
    Campbell
    Lescaut
    Hay
    Lescaut’s Mistress
    Choe
    Monsieur G.M.
    Whitehead
    Concert Master
    Vassilev

    Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Manon

    Tuesday 1 May 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Manon
    Cast:
    Manon
    Hayward
    Des Grieux
    Bonelli
    Lescaut
    Campbell
    Lescaut’s Mistress
    Calvert
    Monsieur G.M.
    Whitehead
    Concert Master
    Vassilev

    Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Manon

    Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Manon
    Cast:
    Manon
    Lamb
    Des Grieux
    Muntagirov
    Lescaut
    Hirano
    Lescaut’s Mistress
    Mendizabal
    Monsieur G.M.
    Avis
    Concert Master
    Vassilev

    Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm