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

Experience world-class opera, classical music, theatre, ballet and dance at the home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera in the heart of London's Covent Garden.


From 15 January until 3 March

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller.


From 19 January until 9 March

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

The Winter's Tale

From 13 February until 21 March

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes a compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Experience a live screening in our private cinema as part of Live at One complete with a three-course dinner in Indigo and a glass of Champagne - Wednesday 28 February. 

English National Opera: London Coliseum

9 minute walk

Britain's only full-time repertory opera company, based at the Coliseum, one of the largest and most magnificent theatres in the city.


From 13 February until 7 April

Revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview, Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

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