Friday Rush

Friday Rush is a great way to get last-minute tickets for the Royal Opera House at a range of prices – even for sold-out shows.

How it works

When the timer counts down to 1pm each Friday during the Season, 49 new Friday Rush tickets will be available to buy for each of the performances listed at the bottom of this page. Look for Friday Rush tickets in the Stalls Circle Balcony and Amphitheatre sections of the auditorium; please note the Balcony tickets are for standing places. You may purchase a maximum of two Friday Rush tickets for each performance.

For shows that are not sold-out, our usual range of tickets is available to buy at any time through the links below. Unlike the Friday Rush tickets, there is usually no limit on the number of these tickets you can buy for each performance.

We offer Friday Rush for almost all main-stage shows performed by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, but a small number of exclusions apply (for example, galas, Student Amphitheatre performances and schools matinees).

Depending on national holidays and other events, sometimes (and very rarely) Friday Rush tickets will be released on a different day. In these cases the change of date will be flagged on this page with a week's notice.

For more information, read our Friday Rush FAQs.

Next date:

Events

  • Lessons in Love and Violence

    Saturday 26 May 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Lessons in Love and Violence
    Cast:
    King
    Degout
    Isabel
    Hannigan
    Gaveston / Stranger
    Orendt
    Mortimer
    Hoare
    Boy / Young King
    Boden
    Girl
    Barrington-Cook
    Witness 1 / Singer 1 / Woman 1
    France
    Witness 2 / Singer 2 / Woman 2
    Szabó
    Witness 3 / Madman
    Róbertsson
    Concert Master
    Levitin

    George Benjamin conducts the world premiere of his darkly dramatic new opera – a major event in contemporary music from the creators of Written on Skin, with an internationally renowned cast.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Swan Lake

    Monday 28 May 2018, 1.30pm | Main Stage

    Swan Lake
    Cast:
    Odette/Odile
    Naghdi
    Prince Siegfried
    Kish
    Concert master
    Manning

    The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Swan Lake

    Monday 28 May 2018, 7pm | Main Stage

    Swan Lake
    Cast:
    Odette/Odile
    Osipova
    Prince Siegfried
    Ball
    Concert master
    Manning

    The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Swan Lake

    Thursday 31 May 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Swan Lake
    Cast:
    Odette/Odile
    Takada
    Prince Siegfried
    Bracewell
    Concert master
    Safonova

    The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm
  • Swan Lake

    Friday 1 June 2018, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Swan Lake
    Cast:
    Odette/Odile
    Nuñez
    Prince Siegfried
    Muntagirov
    Concert master
    Manning

    The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

    Friday Rush: 49 tickets will be released on Friday at 1pm