For centuries, culture vultures have swooped in on Covent Garden. They obviously relished the area’s eclectic, ever-changing mix of opera, ballet, theatre and drama, from highbrow to mainstream, fringe and beyond; all tastes are catered for and all emotions are stirred. No other urban quarter in the world is home to two esteemed artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet – in addition to more than twenty thriving theatres in the vicinity.
Covent Garden presents 'A Month of Musicals'
Discover the best of theatreland with pre-theatre dining, world renowned performances in some of the most iconic West End theatres, behind the scenes previews and a few more surprises along the way!
The words ‘Covent Garden’ have long been used as a synonym for British opera thanks to this beautiful and deeply historic venue which is home to two world-famous companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.
Originally built in 1858, the current Royal Opera House is the third incarnation of this high culture hub, and legends including Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, Luciano Pavarotti and Rudolf Nureyev have graced its stage.
A major reconstruction in the 1990s resulted in the creation of a series of beautiful, modern public spaces to complement the historic grandeur of Covent Garden’s main arena and further improvements are being planned.
Based on the beloved 1993 film, Mrs Doubtfire the musical is now dazzling audiences off screen at the Shaftesbury Theatre - After losing custody of his kids in a messy divorce, out-of-work actor Daniel must find a way to stay in their lives. He creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Mrs Doubtfire and gets a job in the family home, learning about love, family and being a better father.
Official London Theatre is home of the best theatre scene in the world. Whether you’re looking to visit one show in the capital this year or have a whole spreadsheet of London shows to see, Official London Theatre is where to book your tickets.