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London opera

The West End has the world’s richest mix of entertainment. It’s famed as the home of theatre and it welcomes millions of theatregoers all year, every year. And it’s not just the big, glitzy shows that draw in the crowds. In addition to incredible musicals, star-studded plays, and side-splitting comediesLondon opera ranks among the best in the world.

Even though it’s full of beautiful historical landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London, a cultural trip to the capital wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a London opera. Offering exceptional performances, breathtaking sets, beloved stories, and infamous scores, an evening at the opera is unrivalled.

With major companies and incredible theatres – including the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the London Coliseum – London operas are internationally acclaimed and famed. With classic operas from Mozart and Verdi, as well as brand new works created specifically for the West End, no matter your taste, age or experience with opera, there’s something for you.

You can find a list of, and book tickets to, current London opera and dance shows below.

Where can I see opera in London?

You can see critically-acclaimed performances from some of the biggest companies in the world at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the London Coliseum on St Martin’s Lane. There are often performances at the Sadler’s Wells, Peacock Theatre, and more, as well as other more intimate venues throughout London.

What are the biggest London opera companies?

London Coliseum hosts the English National OperaThe London Coliseum hosts the works of the English National Opera

The Royal Opera holds residency at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera is the resident company at the London Coliseum. In addition to these internationally revered companies, there are plenty of brilliant local and Olivier Award-winning companies producing spectacular opera.

How do I buy London opera tickets?

You can buy London opera tickets with Official London Theatre. We frequently have tickets for English National Opera at the London Coliseum and operas at the Royal Opera House and Peacock Theatre.

London opera takes place at the Royal Opera HouseLondon opera takes place at the Royal Opera House

How do I keep up to date with London opera news?

There are hundreds of new and exciting opera shows in London each year. And Official London Theatre is here to keep you in the know.

Official London Theatre is the home of all the latest news on London opera. We aim to keep the masses informed about the very latest announcements, news and ticket releases. We’re run by the Society of London Theatre which means we work directly with the producers and theatres to ensure you find out what you need to know when you need to know it.

We have comprehensive and informative show listings, along with the very latest theatre news and backstage features. We’ll also inform you about the best way to secure the best tickets possible.

Operas generally have extremely limited runs, so staying on top of West End news is paramount. To make sure you don’t miss the best shows in the London opera calendar, visit Official London Theatre regularly. Or, you can even sign up for our newsletter using the icon above.

Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.