SeatPlan Logo
The Phantom of the Opera hero image
The Phantom of the Opera hero image
The Phantom of the Opera hero image
    Stars, spectacle, score and story
    The Daily Mail
    Sumptuous and unashamedly stagey
    The Daily Telegraph

The Phantom of the Opera Tickets

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical has been enchanting audiences since 1986 with its haunting tale of love and obsession.

A timeless Musical Masterpiece

Playing for over 30 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's global smash-hit The Phantom of the Opera has become the second longest-running musical in the West End, and the longest-running show on Broadway. With an iconic score, stunning sets, gorgeous costumes and dazzling special effects, this unmissable production is essential viewing, earning a reputation as one of London's best musicals.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s unforgettable score, with lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, is known around the world, including classics such as "The Music of the Night", "All I Ask of You" and the ominous title song "The Phantom of the Opera".

What is The Phantom of the Opera about?

Based on Gaston Leroux’s early 20th century gothic novel, The Phantom of the Opera is a story of love and obsession set within the grand scenery of the Paris Opéra House. The titular Phantom, a musical genius who lurks beneath the building, sets his sights on beautiful and talented young soprano Christine. But when Christine falls in love with the handsome Vicomte Raoul, the Phantom’s love sours into rage and jealousy as he stops at nothing to possess the object of his desires.

Where is The Phantom of the Opera Playing in London?

The Phantom of the Opera plays at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Located in the heart of London's West End, Her Majesty's Theatre is close to Piccadilly Circus for Underground services and Charing Cross for National Rail. For more information on how to get to the venue, see our Her Majesty's Theatre Map page.

How long is The Phantom of the Opera and what time does it finish?

The running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. 

Evening performances start at 7.30pm, ending at 10pm. Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays start at 2.30pm and end at 5pm.

Who wrote The Phantom of the Opera?

Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborated with musician Richard Stilgoe and lyricist Charles Hart to adapt The Phantom of the Opera into the hugely popular, award-winning West End musical. Its score - including "The Music of the Night" and the iconic title song "The Phantom of the Opera" - is known worldwide. The Phantom of the Opera is based on French author Gaston Leroux’s novel, which was published in the early 1900s.

Who is in the West End cast of The Phantom of the Opera?

The current cast features Earl Carpenter as The Phantom, Holly-Anne Hull as Christine with Paige Blankson playing the character at certain performances, Matt Blaker as Raoul, Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta and Adam Linstead as Monsieur Andre.

Is The Phantom of the Opera an Opera?

No, The Phantom of the Opera is not an opera. It is a musical set within a Parisian opera house in the early 20th century. The word "opera" in the title refers to the setting and not the genre of the show.

While the show is not an opera, it is a mostly 'sung-through' musical, meaning there is very little spoken dialogue. The music in the show has some operatic themes but follows the musical format throughout and also incudes influences from other genres such as rock, pop and choral.

When did The Phantom of the Opera open in London?

The musical had its world premiere in London in 1986. There have been more than 13,000 performances in London, including a special 25th Anniversary filmed production at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.

All visitors to the West End should book The Phantom of the Opera tickets for a truly magical theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed.

Find Tickets

Phantom of the Opera tickets

From £26.80

Exclusive prices

(Limited time offer)




Rated Excellent

Performance dates:
21 Mar 2023 - 01 Mar 2024
Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Her Majesty's Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 10+. Under 4s not permitted.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: For the best vantage point of the iconic chandelier, choose seats in the central stalls (around row H) before the overhang of the Dress Circle impacts the view in the rows behind.

Earn Rewards Points

Theatre tokens fan

Earn Rewards points by adding your The Phantom of the Opera seat view photo! Use your points for Theatre Tokens and Encore Tickets vouchers and get money off your next theatre trip.

Add Photo
+50 points

Latest Audience Reviews

Phantom is known as one of the titans of musical theatre for a reason. The singing was impeccable... More

maryl31 12 Mar 2023

Post-Covid, cuts have been made to the staging and orchestra, and these are noticeable to anyone... More

franco7230 22 Jan 2023

Great show. Was 3rd time I have seen this musical. Over the years a couple of scenes have been a... More

Rayzor 10 Mar 2023

The costumes and set design are absolutely fantastic! A slight technical difficulty in the first... More

laurab58 18 Jan 2023

The show was great! Everything you'd expect from one of the longest running West End shows and mo... More

DylanMF 28 Jan 2020

It was absolutely amazing. So many special effects that literally gave me chills and were so visu... More

domjast 04 Jan 2023

Tickets FAQ

Ticket prices typically range from approximately £30 - £210 depending on performance date and availability.
Tickets in the centre of Rows D, E and F in the Stalls can be priced over £200. Rows A-B in the central block of the Royal Circle are similarly priced.

These seats come very highly recommended, with the absolute best views being Seats D15 - D26 in the Stalls. Here you are sat directly under the famous chandelier, with a view so close to the action you will feel as if you are really there in the Paris Opéra House.
The best way to get cheap tickets is to book at least six weeks ahead for best availability and check the view from your seat with SeatPlan. If you can book for a midweek performance, tickets are as much as 20% cheaper than at the weekend.

Restricted view seats at the rear of the Stalls are much cheaper than others in the section, however pillars and the overhang affected views of the stage. It is worth looking at the view from seats in the same price bands in the Royal Circle and Grand Circle to get better value for your money. Grand Circle D15 and B12 , which one reviewer notes has “a great view of the chandelier scene” are good cheaper options despite being further from the stage.

Discount tickets are rare but usually offer big savings. Sign up for an Alert and we can let you know when they are available.
If you have any other questions about The Phantom of the Opera that are not answered above, please contact us via email at and we will do our best to provide an answer.
  • from
  • Your basket is empty.