We offer a variety of different ticket schemes for audiences, including exclusive ticket offers for Under 30s, free tickets for Under 18s and Over 65s, £20 INSPIRE tickets and half price tickets for NHS staff and community workers. Here you can find out everything you need to know about eligibility and how to access these tickets.
As part of our Inspire work, we are proud to offer approximately 3,000 accessible tickets per season (roughly 12% of our total capacity). Find out more about Inspire.
This summer, we’ll be releasing INSPIRE £20 ticket returns every Friday at 1pm. A limited number of tickets will be released online-only for performances during the following week.
Rush tickets can be booked in the same way as any other tickets online from 1pm, via the relevant page for the production you’d like to attend.
Please note that availability is limited, and there is likely to be only a small handful of tickets on sale for each performance.
Under 30? Fancy a great night out at Opera Holland Park? Sign up to our Under 30s Scheme today for:
- Access to exclusive offers to select Opera Holland Park performances and events
- Invitations to special events including panel discussions and receptions
- 10% off food and drink at our Theatre Bar
- Priority access to ticket returns, including INSPIRE £20 tickets
To join and access these offers, register as an Under 30s booker here.
Free tickets for Under 18s
Since 2005, we are proud to offer 1,000 free tickets to performances across our season each year, enabling young people aged 7-18 to get their first taste of opera with us.
Young people aged 7-18 are eligible to book free tickets. Children aged 7-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years) whose ticket is also free. A free accompanying adult ticket is only available where there is a young person aged under 16 years applying for tickets. Qualifying individuals may book for up to four tickets: one adult and up to three under 18s in the pink price zone only. Customers are welcome to purchase any additional tickets.
Free tickets for under 18s are available to book for all performances of Manon Lescaut, Un ballo in maschera, L’arlesiana and the Double Bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta. Free tickets are also available for Juilliard Opera’s performance of Dido and Aeneas on 9 June and the Friday night performance by the Royal Ballet School.
How to book
Booking is now open for Free Tickets for Under 18s as part of our 2019 Season.
Booking is available over the phone on 0300 999 1000 or online, for those registered as an Under 18s Booker. To register as an Under 18s Booker, please fill in this application form. Upon receiving your application, our Box Office will authorise your account, which will allow you to book your free tickets online.
To book online, log in using your registered email address, select the performance you wish to book under the 2019 Season area of the website and click ‘book now’ to view the seating plan. Free tickets are available for all starred seats located in the pink pricing zone. Select the number of tickets you would like (please note customers are able to book a maximum of 4 free tickets across the season), and continue through the steps to confirm your order.
Please note that all tickets will be issued to collect from the Box Office so that we can check eligibility.
For School Groups wishing to buy a number of tickets, we recommend our Schools’ Matinee performances.
Free tickets for Over 65s
A meaningful activity like attending an evening of high-quality opera with family and friends can help to overcome isolation and broaden horizons, something which is particularly important for our older audiences. This is why we continue to offer free opera tickets for those over the age of 65.
Applications for this scheme can be made either individually or as part of a community group. We encourage our audiences to apply as part of an organised group (such as a day centre, retirement café, older persons’ forum, or through a charity such as Age UK or Contact the Elderly) because we believe that injecting the arts into the heart of a community can make a significant positive change to overall health and wellbeing.
Tickets are allocated through a ballot system.Please note: if applying as part of a community group, you can apply for up to 10 tickets per performance. If you are applying as an individual, you may apply for a maximum of 2. When making your application, please mark on the form if you or any of your party have any access needs, and we will ensure that these are accommodated. To find out more about accessibility at our theatre, please click here.
Applications for tickets for our 2019 Season are now closed. To enquire about an application you have already submitted, please email email@example.com.
INSPIRE £20 tickets
Every season we make around 2,000 INSPIRE tickets available across all performances in our summer season. These tickets are available online only, and are intended for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend our performances. To allow as many people as possible to benefit from the scheme, patrons can buy a maximum of four INSPIRE tickets per season, and two per production.
INSPIRE tickets for the 2019 Season are now sold out. Please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive updates about any further releases of INSPIRE £20 tickets for the 2019 Season.
Half price community tickets
We are delighted to offer this scheme for staff of NHS, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Service, Metropolitan Police, Armed Forces as well as Teachers, Social Workers and Carers from the Tri-Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.
Half price tickets will be available to any qualifying individuals in person at the theatre from 6pm on the day of each performance in our 2019 Season. The offer will cover any seats which have not yet been sold by that time. If the house is full, these seats will not available, so we would recommend checking availability in advance.
To claim your half price tickets:
- On the day of each performance you must visit the theatre box office in person. These tickets cannot be pre-booked online or by telephone
- From 6pm, all tickets remaining for that night’s performance will be available to purchase for half price to anyone who qualifies for the offer
- You will need to show a staff card or other official employer ID to claim the offer, and this must include a photograph
This offer is not transferable to any non-employees of the above listed services (although your guest may be a non-employee). There is a maximum of two tickets per person, per visit, and this offer is not available retrospectively.