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

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    Saturday 23 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    The Sleeping Beauty
    Cast:
    Princess Aurora
    Takada
    Prince Florimund
    Hirano
    Concert Master
    Safonova

    Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

    Friday Rush: tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • The Magic Flute

    Monday 25 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    The Magic Flute
    Cast:
    Tamino
    Hulett
    Pamina
    Dreisig
    Queen of the Night
    Poulitsi
    Sarastro
    Cerny
    Papageno
    Priante
    Papagena
    Véliz
    Monostatos
    Rosel
    First Lady
    Howarth
    Second Lady
    Wu
    Third Lady
    Weissmann
    Speaker of the Temple
    Jeffery
    First Priest
    Nicoll
    Second Priest
    Maxwell
    First Man in Armour
    Presno
    Second Man in Armour
    Close
    Guest Concert Master
    Johnston

    Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful designs by John Macfarlane.

    Friday Rush: tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Death in Venice

    Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Death in Venice
    Cast:
    Gustav von Aschenbach
    Padmore
    Traveller
    Finley
    Voice of Apollo
    Mead
    Tadzio
    Dixon
    Lady of the Pearls
    McGorian
    Jaschiu
    Bell
    Strawberry Seller
    Evans
    Lace Seller
    Rangwanasha
    Danish Lady
    Weisberg
    English Lady
    Batho
    Russian Nanny
    Aldridge
    German Mother
    Hipp
    Russian Spinster
    Baldwin
    French Mother
    Lodge Birkebaek
    Hotel Porter
    Judson
    Boy Player
    Tortise
    Glass Maker
    Furness
    Steward
    O'Connor
    English Clerk
    Sedgwick
    German Father
    Mofidian
    Lido Boatman
    Gil
    Russian Father
    Barrand

    David McVicar’s new production of Britten’s intense and atmospheric opera about a burnt-out, middle-aged writer obsessed with youth while haunted by death.

    Friday Rush: tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • The Magic Flute

    Wednesday 27 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    The Magic Flute
    Cast:
    Tamino
    Hulett
    Pamina
    Dreisig
    Queen of the Night
    Poulitsi
    Sarastro
    Cerny
    Papageno
    Priante
    Papagena
    Véliz
    Monostatos
    Rosel
    First Lady
    Howarth
    Second Lady
    Wu
    Third Lady
    Weissmann
    Speaker of the Temple
    Jeffery
    First Priest
    Nicoll
    Second Priest
    Maxwell
    First Man in Armour
    Presno
    Second Man in Armour
    Close
    Guest Concert Master
    Johnston

    Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful designs by John Macfarlane.

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

    Thursday 28 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Coppélia
    Cast:
    Swanilda
    Hayward
    Franz
    Campbell
    Dr Coppélius
    Avis
    Concert Master
    Levitin

    A classic returns to The Royal Ballet with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny ballet of love, mischief and mechanical dolls.

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

    Friday 29 November 2019, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Coppélia
    Cast:
    Swanilda
    Nuñez
    Franz
    Muntagirov
    Dr Coppélius
    Avis
    Concert Master
    Levitin

    A classic returns to The Royal Ballet with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny ballet of love, mischief and mechanical dolls.

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