This is a wonderful scheme. I brought a friend who would not have been able to afford a ticket, who greatly enjoyed the opera.
Free Tickets for Older Audiences recipient

2023 Season 

Free Tickets for Over 65s will be available for the following dates in the 2023 Season:

  • Hansel and Gretel 18 June at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
  • La boheme – 23 July at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
  • Itch– 30 July at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
  • Ruddigore – 12 August at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)

How to apply 

Applications for this scheme can be made either individually or as part of a community group, although we actively encourage our audiences to apply as part of an organised group. Organised community groups might include day centres, retirement cafés, older persons’ forums, or groups formed by charities such as Age UK or Contact the Elderly.

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. Find out more about accessibility at our theatre.

Applications for Free Tickets for Over 65s for the 2023 Season are open. The deadline for applications is Thursday 6 April at 5pm. 

Please apply here: Application for Free Tickets for Over 65s (

We will endeavour to select successful applicants and respond to all applicants by 11 April 2023. Tickets are allocated via a ballot system, so those making early applications will not necessarily be successful.