Under 21s Come Free
Our aim is to make opera accessible to you.
Under 21? Get free opera tickets to see all ENO performances at the London Coliseum! Plus, we have Under 21s tickets available in all areas of the theatre.Explore our 2022/23 Season* now! There are a limited number of free tickets per performance, book early to avoid disappointment. Sign up below.
*All Under 21s tickets for Carmen 2023, The Rhinegold 2023 and Akhnaten 2023 are now sold out.
Current availability for our 2022/23 Season:
If you're 5-15 years old
Get two free opera tickets with each full-paying adult
- Get two free opera tickets for all ENO productions†
- Sign up for free and you’ll get an email with a special discount code
Once you’ve signed up you’ll get an email with booking information to access your free opera tickets.
Please note, all 5-15 year olds must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
If you're 16-20 years old
Join our Under 21s membership scheme.
- Get one free opera ticket per production for all ENO shows†
- Sign up for free! It’ll take less than 5 minutes
Once you’ve created your membership, we will authorise your account and you’ll be able to book your discounted tickets in a few minutes. It’s that simple!
†Eligible for all ENO opera productions at the London Coliseum. Excludes other events at the London Coliseum i.e English National Ballet, musicals etc.
Please note, you may be required to show proof of age. Tickets are subject to availability and there are a limited number of free tickets per performance, please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you would like any further information on the scheme or have any queries regarding your membership, please email [email protected].
Need more reasons to sign up? Hear from our current Under 21s members...
“Really appreciated the Under 16s and Under 21s ticket access for our children as this made the show for our whole family. Loved it”
“I got the tickets through the 16-20 scheme which I think is a really excellent idea. The performance was beautiful, the subtitles made it easier to understand and the singers were so wonderful. I’d highly recommend and will definitely be coming again!”
“The ENO provides the perfect environment for people to get into opera, it felt really welcoming. Being new to opera I am more willing to go regularly because you make it affordable so thank you!”
Watch a sneak preview of our 2022/23 Season
Frequently Asked Questions
What productions can I use my free/discount tickets for?
Free tickets are available to book online for all ENO opera productions at the London Coliseum including relaxed performances. These tickets are not valid for non-ENO opera productions at the London Coliseum, including musicals, dance and English National Ballet.
I can’t see my free tickets on the seating plan – how do I book?
You’ll need to be logged into your ENO account to see available seats and book. You should have received details on how to book with a discount code via email – please check your junk mail if you are unable to find it or email [email protected].
To find your free tickets, select a show and a performance date and go through to the ticket options to check availability.
*Aged 21 – 34? Join our Under 35s membership scheme for discounted opera tickets.
Are there any ID checks at the venue?
You may be asked to show that you are aged 16 – 20 when attending, so you should bring along proof of ID.
Who can I bring as a guest?
Your Under 21s membership only entitles you to one free ticket per production. If you’re attending with another 16 – 20 year old they will have to join Under 21s in order to benefit from the same discount.
How many free tickets can I buy?
You can book one free ticket per production if you’re aged 16-20, or if you’re booking 5-15 child tickets you can book two free tickets with each full-paying adult.