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.

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

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 operas in our 2020 Season, including Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto, The Merry Widow, the double bill of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi, and The Pirates of Penzance, are now open. To apply please use the application form at the link below. If you have any trouble filling in the online form, please contact our Box Office on 0300 999 1000. 

Tickets are allocated through a ballot system. Applications close on Monday 2 March 2020. We will let applicants know whether they have been successful by Monday 9 March 2020.