The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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Upcoming films & events


Royal opera House - The Nutcracker PG

2h 40m

Enjoy this sparkling ballet as an enchanting, festive treat for the whole family.

Thu 9 Dec

Royal Opera House - Tosca 12A

3h 25m

A romance, a tragedy and a thriller –travel to 19thcentury Rome with Puccini’s passionate, political opera.

Wed 15 Dec

Royal Opera House - Romeo & Juliet

3h 25m

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Royal Opera House - Rigoletto TBC

3h 0m

In a world of decadence and corruption, Verdi’s masterpiece pits power against innocence with devastating effects.

Thu 10 Mar 2022

Royal Opera House - La Traviata

3h 40m

In a glamorous and superficial society, a courtesan sacrifices all for love.

Wed 13 Apr 2022

Royal Opera House - Swan Lake

3h 20m

The Royal Ballet’s version of this classic love story mixes spectacle, mystery and passion.

Thu 19 May 2022

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