Opera & Dance

With The Royal Ballet and English National Opera within a short walk of One Aldwych, guests looking for classic culture will be spoilt for choice.

Royal Opera House

3 minute walk

La Traviata

16 January to 19 March 2016

The tragic opera from Verdi tells of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told here with a world-class cast.


1 to 24 February 2016

Mark Elder conducts The Royal Opera’s first production of Chabrier’s fabulously frothy comic opera of starcrossed lovers.


26 February to 15 April 2016

Be swept away by the greatest of all Romantic ballets, in this famous tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

English National Opera: The London Coliseum

10 minute walk

The Magic Flute

5 February to 19 March 2016

As one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is wonderfully theatrical and captivating.

Sunset Boulevard

1 April to 7 May 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard comes to the London Coliseum, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond in her West End debut.

Madam Butterfly

5 February to 19 March 2016

As one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love, Puccini's opera is brought to life with a breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets.
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