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Royal Opera: La TraviataRoyal Opera: La TraviataRoyal Opera: La TraviataRichard Eyre's production is a well-rehearsed formula for the Royal Opera but time after time it draws the crowds with the promise of pure spectacle. Verdi's music takes audiences to the heart of Violetta's world in La Traviata as she gives up her wild lifestyle for love and makes the ultimate sacrifice. There's romance, there's tragedy, there's ev2019-01-14T00:00:00+00002019-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
PRICING  £71-£225
DATES  Running from  Monday 14th January 2019untilThursday 31st January 2019
Richard Eyre's production is a well-rehearsed formula for the Royal Opera but time after time it draws the crowds with the promise of pure spectacle. Verdi's m... More about this event
 
Royal Opera House: Queen Of SpadesRoyal Opera House: Queen Of SpadesRoyal Opera House: Queen Of SpadesNorwegian director Stefan Herheim presents a spectacular production of Pyotr ll'yich Tchaikovsky's adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin story of a penniless soldier taking up gambling in order to make enough money to marry. One of Tchaikovsky's most impressive and varied scores, The Queen of Spades has grand choruses, intimate arias and tender duets2019-01-13T00:00:00+00002019-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £11-£215
DATES  Running from  Sunday 13th January 2019untilFriday 1st February 2019
Norwegian director Stefan Herheim presents a spectacular production of Pyotr ll'yich Tchaikovsky's adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin story of a penniless sol... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: Simon BoccanegraRoyal Opera: Simon BoccanegraRoyal Opera: Simon BoccanegraElijah Moshinsky's Renaissance production of Verdi's tragedy about the ill-fated Doge of Genoa comes to the Royal Opera House this autumn. The happy rise and tragic fall of Simon Boccanegra is depicted as Genoa's Doge strives to unite the warring factions in his city. A reunion with his long-lost daughter promises happiness for the lonely Boccanegr2018-12-08T00:00:00+00002018-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
PRICING  £8-£175
DATES  Running until  Monday 10th December 2018
Elijah Moshinsky's Renaissance production of Verdi's tragedy about the ill-fated Doge of Genoa comes to the Royal Opera House this autumn. The happy rise and t... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: CarmenRoyal Opera: CarmenRoyal Opera: CarmenFollowing its UK premiere in February this year, Barrie Kosky's all-singing all-dancing production of Bizet's much-loved opera Carmen returns to the Royal Opera for its first revival this autumn. Australian director Barrie Kosky - "a maverick whose successes include a radical staging of Handel's oratorio Saul at Glyndebourne" (Telegraph) - presents2018-12-08T00:00:00+00002018-12-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - French opera
PRICING  £8-£195
DATES  30th November to 22nd December 2018
Following its UK premiere in February this year, Barrie Kosky's all-singing all-dancing production of Bizet's much-loved opera Carmen returns to the Royal Oper... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThat great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on the 3rd December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Clara dance in front of the Christmas tree. It's hard to imagine a production more indulgently sumptuous than Peter Wright's restaging of Lev Ivanov's choreography to Tchaikovsky's famous score.2018-12-08T00:00:00+00002019-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £6-£112
DATES  3rd December 2018 to 15th January 2019
That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on the 3rd December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Cla... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera: Hansel Und GretelThe Royal Opera: Hansel Und GretelThe Royal Opera: Hansel Und GretelHumperdinck's operatic adaptation of the Grimm Brother's fairy tale about two children who get lost in an enchanted forest comes to the Royal Opera House this December. The tale of Hansel and Gretel, who can't resist a bite of the house made of cake, is told through catchy folksongs and late-Romantic orchestration. Staged by director and designer A2018-12-11T00:00:00+00002018-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
PRICING  £5-£500
DATES  11th to 29th December 2018
Humperdinck's operatic adaptation of the Grimm Brother's fairy tale about two children who get lost in an enchanted forest comes to the Royal Opera House this ... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: Hansel And GretelRoyal Opera: Hansel And GretelAntony McDonald presents Humperdinck's opera in a co-production with San Francisco Opera, based on the traditional children's fairy tale, about two children who become lost in the woods and happen upon a house made of sweet treats, as well as the sinister owner of the house. Sung in German with English surtitles.2018-12-13T19:30:00+00002018-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Hansel And Gretel
 
Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The ConcertLes Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The ConcertA mixed programme of three individual works by Jerome Robbins's The Concert, Frederick Ashton's Les Patineurs and Kenneth MacMillan's Winter Dreams.2018-12-18T19:30:00+00002019-01-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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TRIO ConcertDanceTRIO ConcertDanceBallerina Alessandra Ferri performs with Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston, exploring the connection between music and dance.2019-01-17T19:45:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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TRIO ConcertDance
 
Asphodel Meadows/The Two PigeonsAsphodel Meadows/The Two PigeonsA cast of 20 dancers, led by three principal couples, perform Liam Scarlett's interpretation of Poulenc's music. In Frederick Ashton's work a man is torn between his existing lover and a Gypsy girl. Barry Wordsworth conducts.2019-01-18T19:00:00+00002019-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons
 
 
 

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Christmas in Covent Garden
Christmas in Covent Garden
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2019 

Covent Garden Piazza 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

The covered market at Covent Garden and the surrounding area is filled with 115,000 lights, a 55 foot Christmas tree, ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard: Christmas Treats Bazaar
St Martin's Courtyard: Christmas Treats Bazaar
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2018 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Making gift buying a little more fun, the Christmas Treats Bazaar pops up at 3 Slingsby Place from Wednesday 28th ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Sweat
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Lynette Linton directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize-winning drama about the slow and steady decay of the American Dream based on ...More

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson
Exhibitions | On 11th December 2018 

New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

The Yorkshireman talks about his life, career and new book George Best: A Memoir....More

Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
The Honeypot Children's Charity's Christmas Carol Concert
Seasonal | On 11th December 2018 

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Community & Lifestyle, Christmas/Xmas Lights....More

Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

Henrietta Hotel 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

This Christmas, New York's Miracle on 9th Street pop-up is crossing the pond to London with Miracle at Henrietta Hotel. ...More

 

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Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Theatre | From 25th January 

Hampstead Theatre

Adrian Lester stars in the UK premiere of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cost ...More

 
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Tours | From 14th December 

O2 Walkway: Up At The O2

This December, The O2 is putting a festive ...More

 
Greenwich Circus Festival
Greenwich Circus Festival
Seasonal | From 15th December 

AirCraft Circus Academy

In the year that contemporary circus celebrates its 250th anniversary, the Aircraft Circus Academy rounds ...More

 
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Exhibitions | From 26th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

Pairing the work of pioneering video artist Bill Viola with drawings by Michelangelo, this Royal ...More

 
White Pearl
White Pearl
Theatre | From 10th May 

Royal Court Theatre

Having already made a splash in New York, 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer Anchuli Felicia King is ...More

 
Pah-La
Pah-La
Theatre | From 3rd April 

Royal Court Theatre

Having been withdrawn from the schedule in 2017, Abhishek Majumdar's Pah-La will finally be staged ...More

 
Inside Bitch
Inside Bitch
Theatre | From 27th February 

Royal Court Theatre

From Orange is the New Black to Bad Girls, female prison dramas continue to fascinate, ...More

 
Superhoe
Superhoe
Theatre | From 30th January 

Royal Court Theatre

Nicole Lecky's Royal Court writing and performing debut, Superhoe is a one-woman show about 24-year-old ...More

 
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
Theatre | From 21st May 

Lyric Hammersmith

Following a successful run in 2015, Kneehigh theatre return to Lyric Hammersmith in 2019 with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), a reimagining of John ...More

The Animals and Children took to the Streets
Theatre | From 19th February 

Lyric Hammersmith

Avant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the National Theatre ...More

London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
Dabbers Social Bingo
Dabbers Social Bingo
Entertainment 

The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
Lambs Conduit Street
Attractions 

This charming Bloomsbury shopping street follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit....More

St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
Shopping 

St-Germain, makers of French elderflower liqueur, offer a ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
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