Since 2005, we have offered 1000s of free tickets to performances across our season each year, enabling young people aged 7–18 to get their first taste of opera with us. Registration for free tickets for the 2023 Season is now open, with booking for registered bookers available from Wednesday 12 April.
The Free Tickets for Under 18s went on sale on Wednesday 12th April across the entire 2023 Season. Currently a Limited Number of tickets remain for the following performances:
- Hansel and Gretel – 10 June
- Itch – 28 July & 2 August at 7.30pm
- Ruddigore – 9, 10, 11 August 2023 at 7.30pm
Young people aged 7–18 are eligible to apply for 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 yellow price zone only. Customers are welcome to purchase any additional tickets.
For School Groups wishing to buy a number of tickets, we recommend our Schools’ Matinee performances. We will be producing two performances specifically for schools in the 2023 Season: one full production of Hansel and Gretel, on 14 June at 12pm, and an ‘Introduction to the Opera’ for younger audiences on 21 June at 12pm. More information about the Schools’ Matinees can be found on this page.
How to apply
To register as an Under 18s Booker, fill in the application form below. Upon receiving your application, our Box Office will authorise your account. Once your account is authorised, you will be able to book up to 4 free tickets for the 2023 Season from Wednesday 12 April at 10am.
Young people aged 7-18 are eligible for free tickets. Children aged 7-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years) whose ticket is also free. Applicants may book for up to four tickets: one adult and up to three young people. Bookers are welcome to purchase additional tickets in addition to the free ones as part of this scheme.
All free tickets will be checked for eligibility upon arrival at the theatre.
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