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

A West End Icon: Phantom of the Opera Tickets

Playing for over 35 years at His Majesty’s Theatre (formerly Her Majesty’s Theatre), 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.

What is 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.

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.

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 includes influences from other genres such as rock, pop and choral.

The Phantom of the Opera Songs

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s unforgettable score is known around the world and some of the most instantly recognisable in all of theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber developed the libretto alongside Tony Award nominee Richard Stilgoe (Starlight Express; Cats), with lyrics from Academy Award nominee Charles Hart (Aspects of Love) and Stilgoe.

Songs in The Phantom of the Opera include the mighty and ominous title number, the famous duet “All I Ask of You”, “Masquerade” and “The Music of the Night”. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score back in 1988, and won Best Musical at the Tonys and Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards in 1986. Most impressive however is the music’s enduring relevance in the public’s imagination; no one can hear the opening notes of “The Phantom of the Opera” without being transported to the drama and unique atmosphere of the live show.

The Phantom of the Opera London Cast

The current cast features Jon Robyns as The Phantom, Lily Kerhoas as Christine with Paige Blankson playing the character at certain performances, Joe Griffiths-Brown as Raoul, Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta and Adam Linstead as Monsieur Andre.

Jon Robyns has previously appeared in the West End's longest-running musical, Les Misérables as Jean Valjean, and in Hamilton as King George III.

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.

Don’t Miss Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera

One of the West End’s longest-serving and most beloved shows, The Phantom of the Opera is an unmissable musical that has thrilled and inspired generations of theatregoers. Descend into the depths of the Parisian Opera House and discover the secrets of the Phantom for yourself at His Majesty’s Theatre.

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Phantom of the Opera Tickets

From £26.80

Rated Excellent
Performance dates:
03 Oct 2023 - 02 Mar 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
His 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.

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    Show Times

    Monday - 7.30pm
    Tuesday - 7.30pm
    Wednesday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Thursday - 7.30pm
    Friday - 7.30pm
    Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Sunday - -
    How Long is Phantom of the Opera?
    Phantom of the Opera running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    Matinee Shows
    Phantom of the Opera matinee performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.00pm.
    Evening Shows
    Phantom of the Opera evening performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.00pm.

    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.
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