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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.

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.

West End Theatres are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government. We have a list of all SOLT member venues and the current information we know here.

If your performance has been cancelled, you do not need to contact your ticket provider, you will be contacted about your tickets.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website, they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

Due to the unprecedented number of orders to be processed, you may not hear from your ticket provider before your performance is due to go ahead. We are processing in strict date order of performance so please bear with us, everyone will be contacted. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

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.

If anything changes or if future performances are cancelled, you will be contacted directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider.