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Save up to 33% with Advance Booking Packages for Summer 2013

Opera, Ballet and Family packages on offer across Royal Opera House Summer Season.

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

1 March 2013 at 12.06pm | 6 Comments

From this week, Friends of Covent Garden can access Summer Advance Booking Packages. Packages will be open for general booking early next month.

  • Premium 2 Friends – 27 February
  • Premium 1 Friends – 27 February
  • Supporting Friends – 1 March
  • Friends – 5 March
  • General Booking – 5 April

The packages include tickets to up to four different productions across the Summer Season, offering savings of up to 33% on ticket prices. Patrons are also able to secure their favourite seats for the most in-demand performances before booking for individual performances opens later in the month.

Those who book an Advance Package can also request vouchers to exchange for either a programme or glass of champagne for one of their chosen performance.

Read our packages leaflet to find out more:
Summer Advance Booking Packages (PDF)
– Friends
Summer Advance Booking Packages (PDF) – General booking

Total Opera Package

This package includes Jonathan Kent’s classic production of Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s dramatic Simon Boccanegra, featuring star baritone Thomas Hampson, Nicholas Joel’s glamorous production of La rondine and Strauss’s Capriccio in Concert, his exquisite last opera performed by a stellar cast including Renée Fleming.

Total Ballet Package

This package includes the world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl, a fairytale work created in collaboration with award-winning author Audrey Niffenegger, performed in a Mixed Programme with George Balanchine’s Symphony in C. Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful Mayerling and Makarova’s exotic La Bayadère are also included.

Family Package

La Bayadère is also available as a Family Package, which includes up to two adult tickets and four under-18s tickets.

Mini Packages

For those after a mix of opera and ballet, a choice of four Mini Packages offer tickets to a combination of productions on fixed dates, offering savings of up to 18%.

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

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

1 March 2013 at 12.06pm

This article has been categorised Ballet, Opera and tagged Advance Booking, advance booking packages, family package, Friends of Covent Garden, Mini Package, Packages, total ballet, total opera

This article has 6 comments

  1. graeme bowers responded on 4 March 2013 at 9:40am Reply

    I read that I can book online today for the summer package. Which is good!
    Some questions: where is the link to that? And why has Mayerling and Bayadere been included again in a package. They were in the previous package. Finally is there any way to book just Raven Girl today? /graeme

    • Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media)) responded on 4 March 2013 at 11:26am

      Hi Graeme,

      I'm afraid that you still can't book online for packages - this is something we are hoping to bring back later in the year. To book, you can call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000.

      The contents of each advance package is determined by the productions on offer each booking period. Unusually, there is a slight overlap of ballet productions in the spring and summer booking periods this season. As such, Mayerling and La Bayadère have been included again. We have offered a new selection of dates for these productions to give you a second chance to book these packages if you were unsuccessful in purchasing them last booking period.

      If you would like to book individual ballet productions, such as Raven Girl/Symphony in C, you will be able to do so from 10am Tuesday 12 March for Friends and 10am Tuesday 9 April for general booking.

      Hope that helps,

      All the best,


  2. graeme bowers responded on 4 March 2013 at 2:49pm Reply

    Hi Lottie.
    Thanks for that, but I have received an email which tells me that I can book summer tickets (it doesn't say whether packages or individual) today, online.
    The email was signed Susan Fisher and dated 01/03/13 timed at 1.06 PM.

    • Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media)) responded on 4 March 2013 at 5:05pm

      Hi again Graeme,

      Thanks for clarifying. There was indeed an e-mail last week that offered Friends the chance to book today for all the performances and events in the Summer Season. However, the offer is for online booking only. Packages are not available online, but you will be able to book if you call the Box Office.

      All the best,


  3. Heather Sheppard responded on 28 March 2013 at 7:08pm Reply

    I would like to book one of the mini packages on 5 April & note that I cannot do this online - can I book in person at the box office or are packages only available on the phone please?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 6 April 2013 at 3:34pm

      Dear Heather

      These packages can only be booked on the phone - not online or in person at the Box Office. We are going to introduce an improved form of online booking for packages later in the year.



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