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MayerlingMayerlingMayerlingKenneth Macmillan's harrowing tale of Crown Prince Rudolf's passage from a lonely youth, through a series of affairs, and finally to suicidal erotomania, returns to the Royal Opera House with all its edginess intact. Based on the true story of the Austrian heir and his lover's mysterious, violent deaths in 1889 and set to music by Franz Liszt, the 2017-04-23T00:00:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £4-£100
DATES  23rd April to 13th May 2017
Kenneth Macmillan's harrowing tale of Crown Prince Rudolf's passage from a lonely youth, through a series of affairs, and finally to suicidal erotomania, retur... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera: The Exterminating AngelThe Royal Opera: The Exterminating AngelThe Royal Opera: The Exterminating AngelThomas Ades conducts a cast of world-class singers in the UK premiere of his latest opera, inspired by Luis Bunuel's iconic film in which guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera and find that they are unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is inspired by the 1962 film El angel exterminador by the famed surrealist Luis2017-04-24T19:30:00+01002017-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING  £6-£120
DATES  24th Apr, 27th Apr, 1st May, 3rd May, 6th May and 8th May 2017
Thomas Ades conducts a cast of world-class singers in the UK premiere of his latest opera, inspired by Luis Bunuel's iconic film in which guests are invited to... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: Madama ButterflyRoyal Opera: Madama ButterflyAntonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana Maria Martinez in Puccini's famous opera about the Geisha deserted by the American agent.2017-04-25T19:30:00+01002017-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly
 
Royal Ballet: MayerlingRoyal Ballet: MayerlingKenneth MacMillan's devastating tale of extreme passion and desperate acts inspired by the true events surrounding the suicide pact between the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prince Rudolph, and his teenage mistress, set to music by Franz Liszt. Conducted by Martin Yates.2017-04-28T19:30:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Don CarloThe Royal Opera: Don CarloNicholas Hytner's production of Verdi's opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain, featuring Bryan Hymel and Krassimira Stoyanova. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-05-12T18:00:00+01002017-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: StraplessThe Royal Ballet: StraplessThis one-act narrative ballet from Christopher Wheeldon spins a tale of ambition and hypocrisy around John Singer Sargent's Portrait of Madame X, to an original score by Mark-Anthony Turnage.2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Strapless
 
The Royal Ballet: Symphonic DancesThe Royal Ballet: Symphonic DancesLiam Scarlett choreographs his new one-act work set to the Rachmaninov's final work, the Symphonic Dances.2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: TarantellaThe Royal Ballet: TarantellaGeorge Balanchine created Tarantella in 1964, as a pas de deux to show off the virtuoso talents of New York City Ballet dancers Patricia McBride and Edward Villella. He used music by the New Orleans-born composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk for the work.2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Tarantella
 
The Royal Ballet: The Vertiginous Thrill Of ExactitudeThe Royal Ballet: The Vertiginous Thrill Of ExactitudeOriginally created in 1996 for Ballett Frankfurt, the dancers perform a series of solos and ensembles in a display of classical technique, set to the final movement of Schubert's 'Great' Ninth Symphony.2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: The Vertiginous Thrill Of Exactitude
 
Royal Opera Live: L'Elisir D'AmoreRoyal Opera Live: L'Elisir D'AmoreLaurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comic opera in two acts charting the love affair of lowly peasant Nemorino and beautiful landowner Adina. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-05-27T19:30:00+01002017-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera Live: L'Elisir D'Amore
 
The Royal Opera: OtelloThe Royal Opera: OtelloStarring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role, Verdi's impassioned opera in four acts is based on Shakespeare's play about a Venetian general who is tricked into doubting the fidelity of his wife Desdemona. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner creates a new production of Otello, a major work in the Royal Opera House repertory, 2017-06-21T00:00:00+01002017-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
PRICING  £54-£270
DATES  21st June to 15th July 2017
Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role, Verdi's impassioned opera in four acts is based on Shakespeare's play about a Venetian general who... More about this event
 
Mitridate, re di PontoMitridate, re di PontoMozart's fourth opera, first performed on 26th December 1770 at the prestigious Milan carnival when he was just a month away from his 15th birthday, comes to the Royal Opera House this summer. In July 2017 the Covent Garden opera house stages Graham Vick's 1991 production of Mitridate, re di Ponto, "considered a milestone in the staging of 18th-cen2017-06-26T00:00:00+01002017-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £6-£120
DATES  26th June to 7th July 2017
Mozart's fourth opera, first performed on 26th December 1770 at the prestigious Milan carnival when he was just a month away from his 15th birthday, comes to t... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: TurandotRoyal Opera: TurandotRoyal Opera: TurandotThe Royal Opera opened its 2013-14 season with Andrei Serban's magnificent staging of Puccini's exotic and erotic final opera Turandot, with Lise Lindstrom making her Royal Opera House debut. In summer 2017 the American soprano returns, sharing the title role with Christine Goerke. Set in China, the opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance2017-07-05T00:00:00+01002017-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £9-£175
DATES  5th to 16th July 2017
The Royal Opera opened its 2013-14 season with Andrei Serban's magnificent staging of Puccini's exotic and erotic final opera Turandot, with Lise Lindstrom mak... More about this event
 
Welsh National Opera: The Merchant Of VeniceWelsh National Opera: The Merchant Of VeniceKeith Warner directs Andre Tchaikowsky's adaptation of the famous drama with Martin Wolfel as Antonio and Bruce Sledge as Lorenzo. Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh.2017-07-19T19:30:00+01002017-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Welsh National Opera: The Merchant Of Venice
 
 
 

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Mayerling
Mayerling
Dance | Until 13th May 2017 

Royal Opera House

Kenneth Macmillan's harrowing tale of Crown Prince Rudolf's passage from a lonely youth, through a series of affairs, and finally ...More

 
Driverless Futures: Utopia Or Dystopia'
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

A collection of designs and findings drawn from new research that the RCA has developed through public workshops with over ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 4 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 29th April 2018 

Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 29th April 2018 

Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 

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Brixton Beach
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Brixton Beach

There's no need to venture far for a trip to the beach this summer as ...More

 
GrandFest
GrandFest
Exhibitions | On 18th June 

Various Venues East London

Back for its third year, GrandFest is a one-day mini festival that celebrates the heritage ...More

 
Cocktails & Coding
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Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel

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Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
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After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
Saucy Chip
Saucy Chip
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From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
Madame D's
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Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
Flight Club Bloomsbury
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Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
Floating Pocket Park
Floating Pocket Park
Leisure 

A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
Clarette
Clarette
Drinking 

The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox
Exhibitions | On 26th May 

SSE Arena, Wembley

The physicist, TV presenter and author takes audiences on a spectacular journey through space and time plus Cox will take part in an interview chaired by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince....More

The Kooks
The Kooks
Concerts | On 13th May 

Alexandra Palace

The Brighton-hailing indie-rock quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary, performing tunes new and old....More

 
Neverland London
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Foodie Events | From 10th May 

Albert Wharf

Enjoy a staycation this summer with a visit to Fulham's first Thameside beach, which brings ...More

 
Maximo Park
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Concerts | On 12th May 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

The alt.rock veterans deliver their high-energy hits including Our Velocity, The National Health, Midnight On ...More

 
Pergola Paddington Central
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Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at ...More

 
JuJu's Bar and Stage
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Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar and Stage is a ...More

 
Dirty Bones Soho
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Dining 

Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails ...More

 
Barnes Children's Literature Festival
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Kids Events | From 13th May 

Barnes

An inspiring and entertaining programme includes author talks, ...More

 
Compagnie Du Hanneton / James Thierree: The Toad Knew
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Dance | From 3rd May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, James Thierree returns ...More

 
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
Exhibitions | From 5th May 

Heathbrook Park

Two weeks of theatre, art, circus, comedy and free shows in south London....More

 
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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