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About The Phantom of the Opera Musical
The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's mesmerising and iconic musical, The Phantom of the Opera, is the second longest running musical in London's West End. The brilliant and timeless romantic tragedy has been showing for over 34 phenomenal years, entertaining audiences across the world since it first opened in 1986 in Her Majesty's Theatre in London. Read more on the story of the hit musical here.
The Phantom of the Opera Tickets
The Phantom of the Opera London Tickets
Monday - Saturday 19:30
West End Theatre
Her Majesty's Theatre
Matinees Thursday and Saturday 14:30
The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour Tickets
Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and SunderlandFIND UK TOUR TICKETS
The Phantom of the Opera Theatre History
The musical is based on the gothic novel of the same name, written by author Gaston Leroux in 1909. Andrew Lloyd Webber, together with Charles Hart and Richard Stiloge, wrote the musical theatre adaption of the book. The Phantom of the Opera first opened in September 1986 in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, where it is still shown today. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman first played the Phantom and Christine in both the Broadway and West End editions of the show.
The Broadway edition of the show first opened in 1988 and marked its 10,000 Broadway performance in February 2012. The London production celebrated 10,000 shows in October 2010 and held a special 25-year anniversary performance the following year at the Royal Albert Hall. The 2011 performance was screened live in cinemas worldwide, with a DVD released the following year. The production went on tour in Ireland and across the UK in 2012, under the direction of Laurence Connor, to commemorate its 25-year anniversary. The Phantom of the Opera celebrated 30 years in the West End in October 2016, with a special performance attended by the original cast in London.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of London’s best theatre shows and is the second longest running show in the West End. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and the Really Useful group Ltd, the romantic gothic tragedy continues to delight and enchant audiences as one of the most successful musicals in history. Phantom has played to over 145 million people in 41 countries and 183 cities in 17 languages. The musical has won more than 70 major theatre awards, including 7 Tonys and 4 Olivier awards. Now in its 33rd phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.
The Phantom of the Opera Songs and Music
The on-stage drama is magically complemented by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising and haunting musical score, along with jaw-dropping scenery and breath-taking special effects. Songs featuring in the musical production include the titular “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, “Masquerade”, “The Point of No Return”, “Beyond the Lake”, and “Why So Silent?” With unique electronic sounds combined with romantic and soaring operatic music, the soundtrack for the show is both mesmerising and breath-taking.
The Phantom of the Opera songs include:
- Hannibal Rehearsal
- Think of Me
- Angel of Music
- Little Lotte
- The Mirror/Angel of Music (Reprise)
- The Phantom of the Opera
- I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It
- Magical Lasso
- Notes/Prima Donna
- Il muto/Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
- Why Have You Brought Me Here?
- I've Been There
- All I Ask of You
- Why So Silent
- Notes/Twisted Every Way
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
- Wandering Child/Bravo, Monsieur...
- I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It
- Don Juan Triumphant
- The Point of No Return
- Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
Discover More About The Phantom of the Opera - News, Cast Interviews and Features
Check out our features on The Phantom of the Opera musical, including an anniversary feature when the show turned 30 in 2016, and why the classic West End show has theatregoers returning time and time again. We also interviewed the cast for their insights on the show in our YouTube feature:
Where is The Phantom of the Opera playing in London?
The Phantom of the Opera London takes place in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. View all details for the London production in the West End on our London page.
Where is The Phantom of the Opera playing in the UK on tour?
The Phantom of the Opera is touring the UK in 2020. The show is playing in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. View venue details, directions and further information on our UK Tour page.
Which theatre venues are showing The Phantom of the Opera?
The following theatres are showing the show in 2019 and 2020:
- Her Majesty’s Theatre, London
- Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester
- Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
- Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh
When is The Phantom of the Opera playing?
Performance times and dates for The Phantom of the Opera tour are listed below:
- London: The show is booking from now up until April 2020.
- Manchester: Performances are scheduled from 26 March 2020 – 30 May 2020
- Birmingham: Performances are scheduled from 29 Jul 2020 – 12 Sept 2020
- Edinburgh: Performances are scheduled from 23 Sept 2020 – 29 Oct 2020
- Sunderland: Performances are scheduled from 4 Nov 2020 – 5 Dec 2020
The show runs every evening from Monday to Saturday at 19:30, with an additional matinee show on Thursday and Saturday at 14:30. The performance times are the same for each UK venue on the tour.
How long is The Phantom of the Opera?
The show has a run-time of 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 15-minute interval.
Where can I buy tickets for The Phantom of the Opera?
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Which The Phantom of the Opera Characters appear in the musical?
The theatre production of the show includes the following characters:
- The Phantom / The Phantom of the Opera
- Christine Daaé
- Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
- Carlotta Giudicelli
- Monsieur Firmin
- Monsieur Andre
- Madame Giry
- Meg Giry
- Ubaldo Piangi
- Monsieur Reyer
- Monsieur Lefevre
- Joseph Buquet
Where did The Phantom of the Opera originally open?
The musical first opened in London's West End at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. It is the longest running show in Broadway history. It is the second longest-running West End musical and the third longest-running West End show overall.
Is The Phantom of the Opera family friendly? Are there age limits?
The show contains some adult themes so is recommended for children aged 10 and above. Children under 4 are not permitted to the theatre. The show contains adult themes, strobe lighting, lightning effects, and gun shots.
Can I book group tickets for 10+ people?
Yes, group bookings are available for London. Our Groups guide has all of our shows which are available for group bookings. Simply contact us and fill out our Group Booking Form if you wish to enquire about group bookings for the show.
Are Accessible tickets available?
Accessible tickets are available including personal assistant tickets, disability facilities and assisted performances for each venue.
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