About Manon

The student Des Grieux is devoted to the beautiful courtesan Manon Lescaut and though she loves him passionately she is morally weakand so is easily swayed when her pimp brother promises great wealth in return for her services. As this pitiful human tragedy unfolds, MacMillian's choreographic imagination catches fire, with breathtaking  pas de deux  throughout. Rich period designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring to life the surface glamour of the 18th Century Parisian demimonde , and a score drawn from music by Massenet is rich in melody and emotion.

Manon Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Please note cameras will be filming in the auditorium on Saturday 4th October 7.00pm performance. Thursday 16th October 7.30pm performance is part of  a live cinema relay consequently cameras will be filming in the auditorium for this performance also. 

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Manon?

Bow Street London WC2E 9DD
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
  • Parking: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

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