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 2022 Season is now open, with booking for registered bookers available from Monday 11 April.
Free Tickets for Under 18s will be available for all performances across the 2022 Season. This year’s productions and performance dates are:
- Eugene Onegin – 31 May, 2, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21 and 25 June at 7.30pm; 19 June at 2pm (Discovery Matinee); 13 and 23 June at 7.30pm (Young Artists performances)
- Carmen – please note that all free tickets for Carmen have now sold out.
- Margot la Rouge / Le Villi – 21, 23, 27 and 29 July and 2, 4 and 6 August at 7.30pm; 31 July at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
- Little Women – 22, 28 and 30 July and 3 and 5 August at 7.30pm; 24 July at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
- HMS Pinafore – 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 August at 7.30pm; 13 August at 2pm (Discovery Matinee)
Find out more about the Discovery Matinees on this page.
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 on 15 and 21 June. 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 2022 Season from Monday 11 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 available to collect from the Box Office only so we can check eligibility.
The performances currently available as part of the 2022 Season include: Eugene Onegin, Carmen, double bill of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi, Little Women and HMS Pinafore. Please note that all Free Tickets for Under 18s for Carmen have now sold out.
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