The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Wishing you were somehow here again? You will be, with The Phantom of the Opera the musical tickets! Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatrical masterpiece is back, more beautiful than ever. One of the most romantical musicals of all time, blending a lush, sweeping orchestral score with elements of pop, opera and musical theatre, The Phantom of the Opera tickets are the perfect way to experience one of the longest running musicals in West End history. Fall in love all over again with this smash hit West End show. The Phantom of the Opera theatre tickets are the perfect gift for theatre fans – whether you’re treating yourself, finding the best theatre tickets for the whole family, or planning the most romantic night at the theatre imaginable. Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind, and listen to the Music of the Night…
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What’s The Phantom of the Opera about?
Hidden away in a lair beneath the 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom of the Opera conceals his disfigured face from the world. On stage in the world above, Carlotta, the Opéra’s resident Diva, is rehearsing for a production of Hannibal…but unbeknown to Carlotta, the Phantom has been tutoring Christine Daaé, a chorus girl. When Carlotta’s prima-donna demands become too much to bear, Christine is pushed forward. Her voice is mesmerising. Furious, Carlotta storms off, leaving the chorus girl to save the production.
In the audience is Raoul, Viscount de Chagny, who recognises his childhood friend Christine, and the two begin a passionate affair. However, Christine has also captured the heart of the mysterious Phantom of the Opera. As the show progresses, Christine is torn between her love for music, embodied by the Phantom, and her love for childhood sweetheart Raoul.
Christine’s descent into the Phantom’s lair is one of the most iconic scenes in the history of musical theatre – and one of the most beautiful. This gothic setting of candles and swirling mist upon a vast subterranean lake is worth the price of a ticket alone.
As the story unfolds, opera, murder and mystery, magic and intrigue weave together in an epic finale to one of the greatest ever love stories told on the West End Stage.
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and a book by Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. The Phantom of the Opera is a tale of the supernatural, love, revenge and the power that music holds over our hearts. It speaks to the ability of music to transcend physical boundaries and reminds us that we all deserve to be loved, no matter who we are.
The Phantom of the Opera songs
Musical The Phantom of the Opera is undoubtedly Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best known – and best loved – score. An unrivalled masterpiece, with songs including: Think of Me, Angel of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again and The Point of No Return.
The Phantom of the Opera awards
The Phantom of the Opera won Best New Musical at the 1986 Olivier Awards as well as a Best Actor in a Musical award for Michael Crawford. It has subsequently added Olivier Awards for Most Popular Show and the Magic Radio Audience Award. On Broadway, Phantom won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting Design.
Five Things You Might not know about The Phantom of the Opera
We adore The Phantom of the Opera, so we wondered what gems we could unearth about this much-loved West End favourite? Here are five fun facts we’ve uncovered about the West-End’s most romantic musical:
1. Phantom of the Opera fans have their own special name – ‘PHANS’. ‘Phans’ have several dedicated facebook groups – if you love the show, just type in ‘Phantom Phan’ and you’ll see that the most popular group already has over four thousand members.
2. Ex-Phantom alumni have gone on to diverse careers both in and out of the world of Entertainment. The original Monsieur Firmin is none other than John Savident, who famously starred as Fred Elliot in Coronation Street from 1994-2006. Mary Millar, who originated the role of Madame Giry on stage, later played Rose in series 5 of Keeping Up Appearances. Sarah Brightman, who originated the role of Christine Daaé, went on to become one of the world’s highest paid classical music stars before training to become an astronaut, although in the end the trip was postponed due to family reasons.
3. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, the hearts of many London Phans were broken when images emerged online of the famous chandelier being removed from Her Majesty’s theatre. Fortunately, its removal was only temporary while the theatre was refurbished, and changes made to the production ready for Phantom’s return.
4. Eagle-eyed viewers of the 2004 movie version of The Phantom of the Opera may briefly spot Ramin Karimloo playing Christine’s father. That’s remarkable, because he’s also played Raoul and The Phantom of the Opera on stage – making him the only actor to have played all three roles, including in the stage version of Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies.
5. The Phantom mask is custom made for each actor – no two Phantoms are ever the same!
What do critics think of The Phantom of the Opera?
“THE HIT MUSICAL RETURNS IN REVAMPED STYLE” – Whats On Stage
“A GLORIOUS SLICE OF CAMP ESCAPISM, EXECUTED AT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD” Evening Standard
“STILL AN UNPARALLELED SPECTACLE” - The Stage
“WORLD-CLASS STAGING, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES” - The Express
- Booking Information
IMPORTANT: Stalls Row N-S will have the top of the staging obscured by the Royal Circle overhang.
The Phantom of the Opera creatives
Composer, Book and Co-orchestrator – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Co-orchestrator - David Cullen
Lyrics – Charles Hart
Book and Additional Lyrics – Richard Stilgoe
Producer – Cameron Mackintosh
Producer – Really Useful Group Ltd
Director – Hal Prince
Musical Staging and Choreography – Gillian Lynne
Production Designer – Maria Björnson
2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval
- Good To Know
Anyone aged under 16 to be accompanied by an adult 18+. Anyone aged 16 or 17 are allowed to attend by themselves, however, they cannot act as the adult for anyone under 16.
Please note that the following performances will be Audio Described performances.
Saturday 20 May 2023 @ 2.30pm
Wednesday 13 September 2023 @ 7.30pm
Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
Please note that the following performances will be Audio Described performances:
Saturday 20 May 2023 - 2.30pm
Wednesday 13 September 2023 - 7.30pm
- Cancellation Policy
No exchanges or refunds available after purchase.
LW Theatres takes the wellbeing of our customers extremely seriously.
From the beginning of the pandemic, we worked closely with the Government and experts to pioneer pilots and implement measures that ensured the safety of our audiences, staff and performers. We are delighted to see our auditoriums full once again. In order to keep everyone safe, we have kept key protocols in place across our theatres.
Due to Covid-19 safety measures, we are unfortunately unable to accept gifts or items for signing and there will be no public access to Stage Door. The cast won’t be able to sign items or take photos when entering or leaving the building.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your e-ticket. Please print and bring on the day, we recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You may also need to present valid ID.
- Suitable For Children
Recommended for ages 8+
The venue aren’t able to admit any children under the age of 4 and every customer must have their own ticket
- Where Do I Go
57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
- By Tube-Piccadilly Circus (150m) Leicester Square (300m)
Bob n Beth
Feb 26, 2023
Brilliant production through and through, can't recommend highly enough, terrific experience.
Feb 23, 2023
Feb 19, 2023
Really really good
Feb 16, 2023
The acting, singing, dancing and stage props were all absolutely amazing! Such a brilliant performance. I've never been to anything like this before but have wanted to see it for years. I'm so glad that I did! I was absolutely mesmerised by it.
Jan 29, 2023
A fantastic production, so glad to be able to see still before end of show this year. What a shame.
Jan 26, 2023
Amazing from start to finish.
Dec 16, 2022
Beyond what I was expecting. Truly a show you’ll want to see!
Dec 13, 2022
We were mesmerised.
Dec 1, 2022
Even after three viewings is doesn’t fail to thrill. Best show in town
Dec 1, 2022
Amazing amazing amazing show! My friend and I got our seats upgraded when we arrived so we were sitting in the 5th row! We could not believe this as we are students and normally could not afford such wonderful seats. The show itself was jaw dropping wonderful. I did not know peoples voices could sound so beautiful and smooth. The execution of the show was brilliant. Shocking and exciting with beautiful costumes that were really a feast for the eyes. I would watch 1000 more times if I could. Thank you for a phenomenal show!
Nov 24, 2022
Treated my Mum to see this as part of her Christmas present we were lucky enough to get front row seats.....Absolutely amazing production we loved every second to the amazing people on stage to the amazing musicians
Bhabita Oogarah Cowley
Nov 14, 2022
Nov 2, 2022
I had goosepums all over the time. The Performance and singing of the cast were outstanding.
Oct 17, 2022
With the new sets I understand more of the story and what Christine sees in the Phantom
Oct 15, 2022
Best music and use of the stage that I’ve seen yet!
Sep 27, 2022
What a great musical. Saw it for the fifth time and can’t get enough of it. Great cast, great set and great music.
Sep 26, 2022
Super evening it was magical
Sep 24, 2022
All trains were cancelled into London while on the train so couldn’t get there and ended up wasting a huge amount of money :( please be careful when booking as I have been told that I can’t get a refund nor exchange tickets.
Sep 24, 2022
Magnificent show. Beyond expection.
Sep 23, 2022
A memorable once in a lifetime experience I will treasure forever
Sep 8, 2022
It was fabulous! First time seeing. Wonderful experience.
Aug 31, 2022
An amazing show, and amazing cast and an amazing soundtrack. As soon as it begins you are transported and the power of the score is overwhelming. There is a reason this show continues to sell out over so many years. Third time of seeing and it still takes my breath away.
Aug 29, 2022
This was the 7th time I've seen this show over the last few years & it just gets better and better! Who knew you could improve on perfection!
Aug 14, 2022
I did not expect to be disappointed- and I wasn’t, brilliant in every aspect
Aug 9, 2022
Had great seats the artists were amazing fantastic show lovely that a fellow country man 🇮🇪 Played the phantom love her majesty’s theatre staff very friendly and helpful
Jul 29, 2022
Wow absolutely fantastic!!!
Jul 27, 2022
The performance and staging left me speechless. It was worth every penny. Thank you Team Phantom for the astonishing show.
Jul 26, 2022
The overall performance was Outstanding. The only reason I don't give 5* is the fact that the theater kept let people in even after 20 min of the beginning of the show which was a bit distracting. Other that, everything that was going on on the stage was perfect from beginning to end.
Nor Azrinii bt Azlan
Jul 24, 2022
The Fisrt time I watched This musical was back in the 1990s when I was a university studen. Last week I experinced it again with my 16 year old twins and it still moved and amazed me. In total I have seen it more than 10 times and still have the desire to watch it again in the future. Definitely the best musical ever…and although over the years I have seen numerous musicals, this still ranks AT the top of the list.
Jul 16, 2022
Fortunate enough to have front row seats to this amazing show. All the cast shine, the staging is epic and music sublime!
Jul 16, 2022
Took my two girls to watch and is was still just as good 23 years later!
Jul 14, 2022
So, I’ve had the same French teacher for years and we have watched phantom of the opera on dvd in class. It’s sort of become a tradition in her class. The show was always amazing, but this is so much better. The actresses and actors were fantastic and the part of the chandelier dropping was better in person. The songs were performed astoundingly and I was entranced by the set and costumes it almost made it feel like I was there. This performance had me moved and they deserve a million more standing ovations! Bravo!
Jul 12, 2022
Absolutely amazing performance,enjoyed it so much saw it about 10 years ago ,but this production awesome,huge congratulations to all the cast.
Jul 1, 2022
Fantastic. Cast were great. Actress playing Christine was superb.
Jun 26, 2022
This is a must see if you have not seen the Phantom. Great cast that kept the story fresh and the songs well executed. If you have not seen the Phantom in 10 years or more then recommend that you add this to your list when in London. The first balcony seats, out from under the second balcony may be the best. BUT the balcony’s front banister prevents anyone sitting in other than the first row from seeing the front of the stage. This is a bit frustrating in the first part of the play where action is carried out near the front of the stage and you have to stretch to see what is going on. However, you get the full dramatic drop of the chandelier sitting in this area. One might consider moving to the stage level if you cannot get first row balcony seats. This is a minor tradeoff considering the overall performance culminating in a wonderful evening.
May 24, 2022
Very good show, the leading actors had amazing voices and kept me on the edge of my seat with this amazing performance xx
May 11, 2022
We saw Phantom in the early days and it’s just as good today. The cast are brilliant, as is the music and stage set, a truly magical evening and can’t wait to see it again. Her Majesty’s is a very charming theatre and very easy to get to nestled between Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
May 4, 2022
Loved all sceneries, the story, the music, the clothing, all effects, the actors were excellent and the theater is amazing.
Apr 25, 2022
Every aspect of the performance was amazing. I have been blown away. Production, cast, set everything beautifully done. I would go again if I was still in London!
Apr 19, 2022
Brilliant show. Loved every minute of it. Just as i imagined it would be. Really worth experiencing if your in London.
Lynette & Chloe Davies
Apr 15, 2022
Absolutely fantastic show and fab service. Staff went above and beyond. My daughter wanted a bear but they had none left when we went in so they told her to go back at the interval. True to form they had restocked by the time she went back at half time.
Apr 15, 2022
At times looking down on the stage rather than viewing straight ahead. Agree this problem is inevitable (due to the stage layout) and cannot be rectified but the price should be roughly halved for the discomfort caused.
Apr 9, 2022
I have enjoyed the performance so much and have been recommending it to all my friends and family. This is a must see, especially that this is my 3rd time watching it in live and l've watched it at least 10 times online.
Apr 8, 2022
Jun 10, 2022
No ha perdido en 35 años la frescura y la capacidad de sorpresa