Coronavirus statement

2nd July 2020 in News

Update July 2020:

English National Opera’s Drive & Live performances bring socially distanced outdoor opera to Alexandra Palace in September 2020.

We plan to bring opera back to the London Coliseum later this year. To be one of the first to hear about our plans, make sure you sign up to our mailing list.

I had tickets for an ENO performance

If you booked directly with ENO and the London Coliseum and didn’t contact us about your booking we’ll have issued you with a credit voucher to the value of your tickets to use for our next season of performances.  

If you’d like to get a refund on your credit voucher or would consider making a donation of part or even all of your credit voucher refund we’d be very grateful for your support. To donate or arrange a refund please email us at [email protected] .

If you booked via a ticket agent and have still not been refunded, please contact them directly about your booking.

I have tickets for Hairspray

We’re unfortunately not able to begin performances of Hairspray on 1 September as planned, but will now open in 2021!

Existing bookers have priority until Sunday 26 July to reschedule your tickets to a performance of your choice during the new dates: Thursday 22 April – Saturday 28 August 2021. We will be emailing all existing bookers with information on how you can reschedule your tickets.

Those who haven’t yet booked tickets, but wish to come to the run in 2021, will be able to do so on the London Coliseum website from 27 July.

A small plea…

ENO is a registered charity that is committed to bringing opera to as many people as possible.

Last year alone we brought opera to 8,000 school children in deprived areas and we offer free tickets to under 18s in our balcony.

We strive to be about more than ‘just’ opera – we are about bringing people together, about training the next generation of singers, performers and directors and about curating one of the world’s most beautiful theatres.

If it is possible, it would help us enormously if you could consider making a donation to ensure we come out of this period being able to continue to do what we have been doing for decades. 

All donation amounts are Gift Aid eligible, and if you are a UK Taxpayer, we can increase the value by 25% through HMRC.

Donate today

Once again please accept our apologies for having to cancel performances, and we look forward to being able to welcome you back to the London Coliseum as soon as possible.