About The Phantom of the Opera

2016 Olivier Audience Award winner

Winner of both the Olivier Award and Tony Award for Best New Musical, The Phantom of the Opera has just celebrated its 30th birthday in the West End! Featuring a lush score from the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and produced by theatrical juggernaut Cameron Mackintosh, this romantic show is the epitome of the musical theatre genre. Combining spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping special effects with some of the most mesmerising music in theatrical history, The Phantom of the Opera will captivate you with its beauty and majesty. You’ll struggle not to be swept up in this haunting love story and moved by the tragic figure that is the Phantom.

Seen by over 140 million people worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera truly is a global phenomenon.

WHO'S IN IT?

Starring in the title role is Ben Lewis, with Kelly Mathieson as Christine Daaé

They are joined by Jeremy Taylor (Raoul), Lara Martins (Carlotta), Siôn Lloyd (Firmin), Mark Oxtoby (André), Jacinta Mulcahy (Madame Giry), Paul Ettore Tabone (Piangi), Georgia Ware (Meg), Scott Davies (Standby for The Phantom), Amy Manford (Christine Daaé at certain performances), James Roxby Brown, Bridget Costello, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Lori Gilchrist, Philip Griffiths, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Richard Kent, Adam Robert Lewis, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Tim Morgan, Fiona Morley, Danielle Pullum, Tom Sterling, Claire Tilling, Victoria WardMatt Bateman, Jade Davies, Hannah Grace, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell and John Stacey.

What's the story?

Based on the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of the distorted and deformed Phantom. Hiding his face behind a mask, this genius recluse resides far beneath the splendour of the Paris Opera House in an underground lair.

Wreaking havoc on the occupants and managers of the theatre, the Phantom holds sway over the opera house with his demands becoming more extreme under his obsession for his beautiful protégée, Christine Daaé, the new star of the opera. Privately teaching her and writing music for her, the Phantom becomes enraged when a handsome suitor from Christine’s past enters the picture and threatens to steal her away from him. Is his love enough to forgive the unthinkable acts he has committed? Will Christine be able to resist her ‘Angel of music’?

The Phantom of the Opera Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 15-Dec-2017 to 20-Oct-2018

Running time

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Who's it suitable for?

Recommended for ages 10 and over. Under 5s will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.

Important Information

The sides of the Grand Circle are side view restricted. The rear of the Stalls and Royal Circle are restricted by the overhang.

Seats in the Balcony have restricted legroom.

Facts & Figures

Michael Crawford, who originated the role of The Phantom of the Opera, had a memorable moment during the show’s early days. 

Crawford had to board a remote-controlled boat at a crucial point in the show. But he was left all at sea after its signals got mixed up with those of the local fire brigade. Luckily, technology has moved on a bit since then.

Perhaps the show's most awesome effect was achieved by hand. It took five people four weeks to string together the 6,000 beads that make up its famous chandelier.

Incredibly, one New York usher has watched the show more than 9,000 times. Now that’s dedication. 100 million others have also bought tickets for the show. 

If their taste is a reliable barometer, a trip to The Phantom of the Opera seems likely to be one of the best theatre visits you'll ever make.

The Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack Playlist

The Venue

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Where is The Phantom of the Opera?

57 Haymarket London SW1Y 4QL
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
  • Parking: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible