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Save 33% with Advance Booking Packages this winter

Opera, Ballet and Family packages on offer across Winter Season.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

27 August 2012 at 10.50am | 14 Comments

Public booking for Winter Advance Booking Packages opens on Wednesday 10 October, several days before booking for individual performances. The packages include tickets to four different productions across the Winter season, and offer the public the chance to secure their tickets before public booking opens on 17 October.

Those who book an Advance Package can also save up to 33% on ticket prices and request vouchers to exchange for either a programme or glass of champagne for one performance.

Please note, packages are not available to book online, please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000.

Find out more about Advance Booking Packages.

Total Opera Package

Includes Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini’s classic Tosca and Kasper Holten’s Royal Opera directorial debut with Eugene Onegin. Daniele Abbado’s new production of Nabucco, in which operatic legend Plácido Domingo sings the titular role, and the UK premiere of the hotly-anticipated Written on Skin, from leading British director Katie Mitchell, are also included.

Total Ballet Package

Includes three mixed bills that range from an all-Ashton programme, featuring the passionate Marguerite and Armand, to an evening the includes the work of two renowned Russian choreographers, including Fokine’s The Firebird. New work is also on offer from both Alexei Ratmansky, who choreographs his debut piece for The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Wheeldon. These two works will be performed in a bill with George Balanchine's Apollo.  John Cranko’s masterful Onegin rounds out the Total Ballet package.

Family Package

The ballet Onegin is also available separately as a Family Package, which inculdes two adult tickets and up to four under-18 tickets.

Mini Packages

For those who can’t decide between opera and ballet, Mini Packages are another option. These offer a combination of three productions on fixed dates and a saving of up to 18% on ticket prices.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

27 August 2012 at 10.50am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged advance booking packages, booking, family package, Friends of Covent Garden, total ballet, total opera

This article has 14 comments

  1. Judith Strong responded on 8 September 2012 at 7:12pm Reply

    I want to book a total opera package on line on Sept 11th and have just spent nearly an hour trying to find a way through your increasingly complex web pages so that I will know what I'm doing on the day. Please give me a simple route to do is extremely frustrating.

  2. Graeme responded on 11 September 2012 at 10:11am Reply

    Still a little mystified why a slow, but reliable on-line service has been replaced with a telephone one where for the last ten minutes I have had nothing but an engaged tone.
    This really is not an acceptable process for a world-class institution. Please sort this out before the next booking season.

  3. Judith Strong responded on 11 September 2012 at 10:27am Reply

    But I could do this on line in Australia for the summer package. Why the change? Yesterday I booked on line for the new National Theatre season. Was number 1988 in the queue at the start, got on with other tasks at my desk with the queue position updated frequently on the screen and after an hour completed the booking. Now I am faced with an engaged tone and the need to sit constantly retrying the number. Is this supposed to be an improvement and if so who for?
    In addition I will not be able to see and select my
    seat. It feels like a retrograde step.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 12 September 2012 at 9:45am

      Hi Judith,

      We are very sorry that you cannot currently book packages online and we apologise profusely for the inconvenience caused. We are working hard on finalising the development of online packages and hope to reintroduce this service early in 2013.

      Social Media Manager

  4. Nicolas Zeifman responded on 1 October 2012 at 11:24am Reply

    Are packages now only available to friends? What will be the public booking date?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 1 October 2012 at 11:40am

      Hi Nicolas,

      Public booking for packages opens this Thursday (4 October).


      Social Media Manager

    • Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media)) responded on 8 October 2012 at 11:09am

      Hi Nicolas,

      Just to confirm, public booking for packages opens Wednesday 10 October, not on 4 October as originally stated in the blog,

      Sorry in advance for any confusion,

      All the best,


  5. C Stevens responded on 10 October 2012 at 7:33am Reply

    Was just preparing to book a Total Ballet Package for Winter from our house in Spain.....only to find that it can't now be done on-line! I fear that hanging on the phone for a long period is not feasible from Spain so may have to give the package a miss this year. Why the change?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 11 October 2012 at 8:35pm

      We are in the process of rebuilding our website and online booking for packages will be addressed in a future phase of development. Apologies if this is frustrating.

  6. Alex responded on 10 October 2012 at 8:20am Reply

    Not being able to book for this online is very disappointing and a retrogressive step.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 10 October 2012 at 1:55pm

      Hi Alex,

      Packages will be available to book again online in the near future. Please be assured this is only a temporary change.


      Social Media Manager

  7. Rosemary Kroiter responded on 10 October 2012 at 12:20pm Reply

    I've frequently booked a mini package on line in the past. Your mailing with the new programme omitted to include the promised mini package brochure, I cannot find the details on line, and the booking process now is impossible unless you can spend all day redialling. What is happening to this world class institution?

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