See Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera at His Majesty's Theatre. The musical, composed by Andrew Loyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, first started on the London West End in 1986 which makes it the longest-running musical in West End history after Les Miserables.
What is The Phantom of the Opera musical about?
Follow the story of The Phantom of the Opera, a gothic romance based on the novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux which unfolds the tale of a mysterious masked figure haunting the Paris Opera House and his obsession with a young and beautiful soprano singer, Christine Daaé. As he helps her rise to fame and claim the lead role, he becomes increasingly possesive and dangerous at the expense of Christine and her co-workers leading to a dramatic ending.
The London Phantom of the Opera play makes spectacular use of His Majesty's Theatre stage with elaborate and intricate set design, which includes a rotating stage, a grand staircase, and a chandelier that descends from the ceiling.
Today, the romantic tragedy continues to captivate audiences with its unique features, a jaw-dropping scenery and special effects, to the tune of unforgettable songs including The Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You and Think of Me.
How do I get tickets for Phantom of the Opera?
You can book Phantom of the Opera London tickets online with Visit London. You will be able to choose your seats using the seating plan and select the best time and date for you to attend the musical.
Phantom of the Opera London cast
Experience the thrill of this enduring love story, with a new star-studded cast list announced to start July 31. The current Phantom of the Opera London cast includes Lily Kerhoas (Les Misérables) will play Christine Daaé, Joe Griffiths-Brown (Hamilton) as Raoul and continuing in the show will be Jon Robyns (Les Misérables) as The Phantom. At certain performances, the role of Christine Daaé will be played by Paige Blankson.
Please note that the cast and line-up are subject to change.
Where is Phantom of the Opera playing and how do I get there?
The Phantom of the Opera is playing at His Majesty’s Theatre, situated in the Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London.
How to get there:
- Underground - the nearest underground stations are Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines)
- Bus - London bus routes that stop in the area are 6, 13, 15, 23, 139, 159, 453
- Cycling - Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to His Majesty's Theatre. Charles II Street on Pall Mall is the nearest Santander Cycles dock.
How long is the Phantom of the Opera musical?
The running time for the musical is two hours and 30 minutes, including one 20-minute interval.
What time is the evening show?
The evening performance of the Phantom of the Opera usually takes place at 7.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.
Which days are the matinee performances of the Phantom of the Opera musical?
The matinees are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm - although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.
When does the Phantom of the Opera theatre show close?
The iconic West End musical currently playing at His Majesty’s Theatre in London has been running for 34 years, and due to phenomenal demand has extended its run to March 2024.
Don’t miss out on seeing this haunting love story in the West End before it’s too late.
What age is the show suitable for?
The Phantom of The Opera is recommended for anyone aged eight and over. Please note that the production features special effects including gunshots, flash lighting, theatrical smoke and pyrotechnics.
What other shows can I see in London?
Book tickets and discover the legendary musical Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre and follow the adventures of Jean Valjeanin a tale of sacrifice and redemption. Or call for your inner detective skills with Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery with The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre.