You can book tickets via our website.

If you are having trouble booking online, visit our Help page for user guides and or read more on this page.

You can also email us with any queries.

Booking tickets
Booking dates

Details of when booking opens for each production is available on the relevant event page. Members have access to priority booking; Friends just before the general public and Premium Friends and Supporting Friends even earlier. Find out more about the benefits of being a Friend of Covent Garden.

Where to book

Tickets can be booked to up to 30 minutes before the advertised start time of a performance. This can only be done through our website. All other ticket outlets, agents and websites are not authorized to sell ROH tickets. Any tickets bought through other outlets are invalid and they could be forgeries. These agents are not 'secondary ticketing facilities' as defined by s95 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and do not resell tickets.


We are operating with e-tickets only. It is not possible to collect physical tickets from the box office or to have tickets posted to you. Please bring a device to show your e-ticket on or print it out before you come to the theatre.

Ticket types

Accessible seats

Visit our Access page if you would like information on Royal Opera House Access Membership, which is open to any EU resident who has a disability as defined by the Equalities Act 2010.

Tickets for children

Children aged 5–14 are very welcome in the auditoriums. They must have their own ticket and be seated next to an accompanying adult. Unfortunately, children aged 0–4 cannot be admitted into the auditoriums, unless specifically advertised. Please check the website or ring the Box Office to make sure.

Dress rehearsal tickets

Tickets to our dress rehearsals (we call them General Rehearsals) are available to Friends of Covent Garden. Find out more about the benefits of being a Friend of Covent Garden.

Group bookings

Groups are defined as ten people or more. Tickets for groups are available from the first day that general booking opens via contacting the Box Office directly. We can hold a group booking for up to three weeks (depending when the enquiry is made), and you will need to have fully paid for the tickets at the latest two weeks before the performance date. Payment must be made by debit or credit card only. Please note that there is no priority booking and we are not able to offer discounts on group bookings.

The group organiser is responsible for distributing e-tickets. Returned tickets for group bookings are subject to our regular terms and conditions.

Seating Information
Seating plans

Different areas of the auditoria have different seat prices. You can see seat prices for each production before tickets go on sale on the relevant production page.

Restricted view

You may not be able to see all of the stage from some seats in the theatre. This can be due to it being a side view, or because of obstructions like tier ledges, safety rails, pillars or ceiling overhang. You can find out about view restrictions via the seat-picker.

Standing places

Standing places are not recommended for people under 5'4'' (1.6m), due to view restrictions from tier ledges, leaning bars or audience members in the row in front.

Event indicators

On the website, we indicate where a performance might be different from usual. These indicators can be found next to performances listed on a production page, or on the event page for that performance. These indicators are explained below. Please contact the Box Office for more information about these indicators.


The performance will be interpreted from the side of the stage by a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Cast change

The casting for this performance is different from previously advertised. Click to expand and see further details.

Early start

The performance or event begins earlier than might be expected, e.g. before 7pm or 2pm. Please check the start time before making travel plans.


There will be cameras in the auditorium or studio. Some sightlines may be affected by the cameras, and tickets for these seats are sold only over the phone and are not available online.


This performance or event takes place during the day rather than in the evening.

No interval

This performance or event runs straight through without an interval.


This performance has been modified to make it accessible for neurodiverse audiences. Changes might include: audience members being allowed to move more freely during the performance, introductions to characters at the start of performances or via a visual story guide, adjustments to the lighting and sound, removal of pyrotechnics or other stage effects that can be startling or other changes made in consultation with these audiences.

Gift certificates

You can buy a gift certificate to give to someone else, who can then redeem the value of the certificate against either tickets or Friends membership. You can buy a ticket gift certificate or a membership gift certificate online.

You will receive the gift via email, which you can then forward to the intended recipient. The certificate will have a unique number and includes instructions (also given below) on how it can be redeemed online. Find out how to redeem a ticket or membership gift certificate.

Cheap tickets and ticket deals

Some tickets cost as little as £3, so a visit may be cheaper than you think – the important thing is to book early.

We also have options for buying multiple tickets at once, last minute ticket deals and schemes for young people and schools.