Surrounded by the beautiful formal gardens and wilded woodlands of Holland Park, our canopied open-air auditorium is the perfect place to enjoy critically acclaimed opera in the heart of London.
Opera Holland Park
A year-round commitment to excellence in opera, centred on an extraordinary three-month summer festival.
Hansel and Gretel Trailer
Deep in the forest, a gingerbread house conceals a terrible secret. Book now for Humperdinck's enchanting fairytale...
Opera Holland Park 2023 Season30 May – 12 August
RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi 30 May – 24 June
A propulsive tragedy of toxic masculinity and unfettered powerFind out more
Hansel and GretelEngelbert Humperdinck 10 – 23 June
Deep in the forest, a gingerbread house conceals a terrible secret...Find out more
La bohèmeGiacomo Puccini 19 July – 5 August
Passion and precarity in Puccini’s evergreen portrait of love and friendship in the Quartier LatinFind out more
ItchJonathan Dove 22 July – 4 August
The world premiere of an explosive new opera from composer Jonathan DoveFind out more
RuddigoreW. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan 9 – 12 August
A witch’s curse, a thwarted courtship, and the irksome business of committing daily acts of wickednessFind out more
Opera in Song29 – 31 July
Curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez, the Opera in Song series returns with a programme of three recitalsFind out more
Roald Dahl’s Revolting RhymesPaul Patterson 1 July
Through the celebrated words of Roald Dahl, delve into the world of fairytales and adventure with two interactive family-friendly stories; Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.Find out more
The Royal Ballet School 20235 – 8 July
The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for five dazzling performances in July.Find out more
Songs on the Steps 2023
Songs on the Steps, a series of seven free lunchtime recitals for picnickers and passers by, returns for a second season.Find out more
A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam Shakespeare Felix Mendelssohn 29 June – 1 July
Unbridled desire meets magic as Figure returns to OHP with Shakespeare’s comic exploration of the unconscious, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s enchanting orchestral score.Find out more
Nucleo celebrates 10 years of changing young lives through music20 June
"Nucleo is an amazing project with inspirational and dedicated teachers who truly believe in giving the gift of music to all children.”Find out more
A journey into Kurdish SongsSunday 18 June, 19:30pm.
This event is part of the Cultural Week at Opera Holland Park, the second event for this year is going to be at the same venue in August, leading to a permanent Cultural Week every summer at Opera Holland Park to include the Muslim communities in the RBKC and London.Find out more
I am the EggPod LIVESaturday 1 July, 3pm
An afternoon of Beatles discussions exploring their music, their impact on popular culture, and the stories behind their legendary songs.Find out more
Petite Opera House – Hansel and Gretel
A 55-minute kids opera workshop, based on Humperdinck’s magical kid’s opera, Hansel and Gretel.Find out more
2023 Season Cast Announcement
Opera Holland Park announces the cast and creative teams for the 2023 Season.
Introducing the Opera Holland Park Events, March-July 2023
An exclusive onscreen encore for Puccini’s supernatural thriller, Le Villi, launches a series of online and in person events as we look forward to the 2023 Opera Holland Park Season. At the heart of the series, Prelude returns to the newly restored Leighton House, with a full programme of music from our principal artists, including the first public performance of an aria from Jonathan Dove’s opera, Itch.
Il Portico picnics this summer
Opera Holland Park is delighted to reveal the menu for Il Portico’s 2023 Season picnic boxes.