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 MasterpiecePlaying 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.
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