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 Royal Ballet School Summer Performance

    Saturday 11 July 2020, 12 noon | Main Stage

    The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance
    Cast:

    This summer showcase offers a chance to see the depth and breadth of talent emerging from The Royal Ballet School.

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

    Sunday 12 July 2020, 3pm | Main Stage

    Tosca
    Cast:
    Floria Tosca
    Netrebko
    Mario Cavaradossi
    Jagde
    Baron Scarpia
    Terfel
    Spoletta
    Francis
    Cesare Angelotti
    Mofidian
    Sacristan
    White
    Sciarrone
    Kim

    Puccini's great opera of passion and politics, set in Rome in 1800 – a romance, a tragedy and a thriller.

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

    Monday 13 July 2020, 6pm | Main Stage

    Don Carlo
    Cast:
    Don Carlo
    Fabiano
    Elizabeth of Valois
    Gerzmava
    Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
    Micheletti
    Philip II
    Furlanetto
    Princess Eboli
    Garanča
    Grand Inquisitor
    Shtonda
    Monk
    Stavinsky
    Tebaldo
    Wu
    Count of Lerma
    Presno
    Flemish Deputy
    Alcántara
    Replacement Flemish Deputy
    Malaba
    Flemish Deputy
    Durkan
    Flemish Deputy
    Gil
    Flemish Deputy
    Kemp
    Flemish Deputy
    Kim
    Flemish Deputy
    Mofidian
    Voice from Heaven
    Véliz

    Nicholas Hytner's production of Verdi’s mighty historical opera evokes the passion, violence and religious repression of Renaissance Spain.

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

    Wednesday 15 July 2020, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Tosca
    Cast:
    Floria Tosca
    Netrebko
    Mario Cavaradossi
    Jagde
    Baron Scarpia
    Terfel
    Spoletta
    Francis
    Cesare Angelotti
    Mofidian
    Sacristan
    White
    Sciarrone
    Kim

    Puccini's great opera of passion and politics, set in Rome in 1800 – a romance, a tragedy and a thriller.

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

    Thursday 16 July 2020, 6pm | Main Stage

    Don Carlo
    Cast:
    Don Carlo
    Fabiano
    Elizabeth of Valois
    Gerzmava
    Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
    Micheletti
    Philip II
    Furlanetto
    Princess Eboli
    Garanča
    Grand Inquisitor
    Shtonda
    Monk
    Stavinsky
    Tebaldo
    Wu
    Count of Lerma
    Presno
    Flemish Deputy
    Alcántara
    Replacement Flemish Deputy
    Malaba
    Flemish Deputy
    Durkan
    Flemish Deputy
    Gil
    Flemish Deputy
    Kemp
    Flemish Deputy
    Kim
    Flemish Deputy
    Mofidian
    Voice from Heaven
    Véliz

    Nicholas Hytner's production of Verdi’s mighty historical opera evokes the passion, violence and religious repression of Renaissance Spain.

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