Francesca Hayward in The Dreamers Ever Leave You ©ROH 2017. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Insights: In Conversation with Francesca Hayward

15 September 2021
The event will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Linbury Theatre

Principal dancer Francesca Hayward has had a whirlwind few years dancing her way across stage and screen. She has stunned audiences on the Royal Opera House Main Stage as Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) and Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) whilst also making her feature film debut as Victoria in Cats. Join her as she discusses her thrilling career so far and what’s next for her.

Intermediate level: Suitable for those who wish to explore the art form in more depth
This event is available in English.

Generously supported by


and The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund



There is lift access from the main foyer to the Linbury Theatre Foyer. The entrances to the Linbury Theatre are from the Upper Circle level, and customers must descend to their seating area via stairs or a lift. Lift access to seating in the Linbury Theatre is from auditorium right only (right-hand entrance and on your right-hand side as you face the stage). We recommend seating on the right-hand side of the auditorium for those who require level access or minimal stairs. The left-hand side of the auditorium can involve many stairs. There are six wheelchair spaces in the Linbury Theatre. Find out more about accessing the Linbury Theatre.

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