The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre tickets
The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre tickets

The Phantom of the Opera

About the show

Please note that performances of The Phantom of the Opera have been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It will resume performances as early as practical in 2021.

After playing in the West End for over 30 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's global smash-hit The Phantom of the Opera has become the second longest-running musical in London, and the longest-running show on Broadway. With stunning sets, gorgeous costume and dazzling special effects, this unmissable production continues to be one of the most popular in town.

Based on Gaston Leroux’s original novel, The Phantom of the Opera follows the story of a Parisian Opera house haunted by a mythical musical genius, infamously known as the Phantom. When beautiful young soprano Christine Daaé becomes the Phantom’s protégée and object of his affections, it becomes clear that he will stop at nothing to make her his. However, when she falls for Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, the Phantom’s love turns to vengeful jealousy in this tale of obsession and desire.

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

Originally opening in 1986, the production is directed by Harold Prince and choreographed by Gillian Lynne and went on to receive both the Olivier and Tony Award for Best New Musical and Best Musical respectively. Original casting included Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford as Christine and the Phantom, with casting standards kept high ever since with some of the Musical Theatre world’s finest talents being attracted to the famous roles.

The record breaking show has been seen across the globe and has proved so popular it sparked a film adaptation, sequel Love Never Dies and a purpose-built $75 million dollar Las Vegas spectacular, which featured a real lake.

Casting includes Josh Piterman as the Phantom, Kelly Mathieson as Christine, Danny Whitehead as Raoul, Richard Woodford as Monsieur Andre, Jacinta Mulcahy as Madame Giry, Paul Ettore Tabone as Ubaldo Piangi, and Georgia Ware as Meg Giry, as well as Britt Lenting as Carlotta and Ross Dawes as Monsieur Firmin. From 10 December 2018, David Thaxton will play the part of the Phantom. Howar will then return to the role on 13 May 2019.

Additional members are Matthew Barrow, Matt Bateman, James Bisp, James Butcher, Bridget Costello, Sophie Cottrill, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Paul Erbs, Hannah Grace, Philip Griffiths, Katy Hanna, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Adam Robert Lewis, Kris Manuel, Tim Morgan, Danielle Pullum, Rebecca Ridout, Anna Shircliff, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, John Stacey, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward and Danny Whitehead.

Continuing as one of the West End’s best loved musicals, The Phantom of the Opera is a truly magical theatrical experience and must be seen to be believed.

Recommended for

The Phantom of the Opera is a must-see for any theatregoer or Musical Theatre fan. With a world-renowned score, fantastic special effects and added 80’s flair, the show continues to play to sold-out audiences.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+. No under 4s.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 27 Sep 1986
Press night: 09 Oct 1986
Booking from: 01 Sep 2020
Booking until: 06 Mar 2021

Location and map

Her Majesty's Theatre
57 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4QL

2220 Reviews Add review

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

DylanMF 5'6, 1 review, 1 helpful vote

An absolute spectacle from start to finish. There is no moment on the West End quite like that glittering chandelier coming up over... More

oliviamannall 5"5, 19 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Wonderful. All the performers are highly skilful and professional. The acting and singing of the Phantom and Christine is exceptional.... More

lokmanso 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is good, music a classic! However, having seen ot over 20 years ago, it's pretty dated now compared to then and other shows... More

Anne-Marie 5'5", 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing and is absolutely worth buying tickets for. There is no greater feeling than the chandelier slowly rising as the... More

aidenstanley 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The Phantom of the Opera is a totally different genre of musical. It's not cheesy, super funny or even one of those plays that will... More

nahrainberum 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show to judge all others by! ─ we have seen it a number of times starting from when Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman were the... More

davidj7 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show is wonderful and I highly recommend it for any musical theatre lovers. The acting and singing were incredible, the theatre... More

elesec 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I must admit, having seen the show a number of times I do feel like it's become a little dated. It's still a firm, amazing piece of... More

alanb22 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes