Best operas in London

Check out the top operas in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Wilton's Music Hall
1. Wilton's Music Hall
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38 local reviews
1 Graces Alley, London
Closed now
+44 20 7702 2789
Music Venue
Martin
The oldest music hall in London still holds wonderful concerts, events, opera, and all manner of quirky entert…
Stephen
"the most important surviving early music hall to be seen anywhere... It is of outstanding architectural and a…
Radhika And Lorenzo
A proper Victorian Music Hall. Hosts some great nights - a well priced bar and cafe. Located on the famous…
1. Wilton's Music Hall
1. Wilton's Music Hall
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38 local reviews
1 Graces Alley, London
Closed now
+44 20 7702 2789
Martin
Martin
The oldest music hall in London still holds wonderful concerts, events, opera, and all manner of quirky entertainment. A taste of the old ea…
Stephen
Stephen
"the most important surviving early music hall to be seen anywhere... It is of outstanding architectural and archaeological significance" - …
Radhika And Lorenzo
Radhika And Lorenzo
A proper Victorian Music Hall. Hosts some great nights - a well priced bar and cafe. Located on the famous cable street where the anti f…
2. Arcola Theatre
2. Arcola Theatre
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51 local reviews
23-27 Arcola Street, London
Open now
020 7503 1646
Establishment
Maureen
This has two studios and a bar/café with a Terrace. It shows mainly fringe productions and operas which are a…
Isa
Arcola Theatre is an Off West End theatre in the London Borough of Hackney. It presents plays, operas and musi…
Katie
The Arcola is a small, local theatre which presents plays, operas and musicals featuring established and emerg…
2. Arcola Theatre
2. Arcola Theatre
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51 local reviews
23-27 Arcola Street, London
Open now
020 7503 1646
Maureen
Maureen
This has two studios and a bar/café with a Terrace. It shows mainly fringe productions and operas which are all quite good.
Isa
Isa
Arcola Theatre is an Off West End theatre in the London Borough of Hackney. It presents plays, operas and musicals featuring established and…
Katie
Katie
The Arcola is a small, local theatre which presents plays, operas and musicals featuring established and emerging artists. Check website for…
3. English National Opera
3. English National Opera
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4 local reviews
33-35 St. Martin's Lane, City of London
020 7632 8300
Establishment
Michael
Really good opera often easier to get tickets, and cheaper, than royal opera house
Daniel & Marsio
Opera - sung in English. Fabulous opera house. Top tip: it's possible to get very cheap 'day/standing' tickets…
Teresa
The English National Opera is our more accessible opera house - the operas are all sung in English and you can…
3. English National Opera
3. English National Opera
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4 local reviews
33-35 St. Martin's Lane, City of London
020 7632 8300
Michael
Michael
Really good opera often easier to get tickets, and cheaper, than royal opera house
Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio
Opera - sung in English. Fabulous opera house. Top tip: it's possible to get very cheap 'day/standing' tickets at the last minute...
Teresa
Teresa
The English National Opera is our more accessible opera house - the operas are all sung in English and you can usually get tickets on the da…
4. Covent Garden
4. Covent Garden
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118 local reviews
Covent Garden, London
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Jing
Covent Garden is in the West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill its elegant, car…
Yvonne
Covent Garden has much to offer in the car~free Piazza. Easting, drinking, stalls selling craft work and vari…
gillian
Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Dr…
4. Covent Garden
4. Covent Garden
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118 local reviews
Covent Garden, London
Jing
Jing
Covent Garden is in the West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill its elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion …
Yvonne
Yvonne
Covent Garden has much to offer in the car~free Piazza. Easting, drinking, stalls selling craft work and various fashion stores. Street en…
gillian
gillian
Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated wit…
5. Royal Opera House
5. Royal Opera House
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27 local reviews
Bow St, London
+44 20 7212 9331
Opera House
Marco
The Royal Opera House is a Grade I-listed building, and with its beautiful modern additions it is a striking C…
Emily
The world-class Royal Opera House pays homage to some of the finest talents in opera, music, ballet and dance…
Joanne
Take the escalator to the top floor and look down over Covent Garden Plaza while having tea and sandwiches. Or…
5. Royal Opera House
5. Royal Opera House
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27 local reviews
Bow St, London
+44 20 7212 9331
Marco
Marco
The Royal Opera House is a Grade I-listed building, and with its beautiful modern additions it is a striking Covent Garden landmark. Book in…
Emily
Emily
The world-class Royal Opera House pays homage to some of the finest talents in opera, music, ballet and dance. With staggering interiors and…
Joanne
Joanne
Take the escalator to the top floor and look down over Covent Garden Plaza while having tea and sandwiches. Or take in the ballet or opera. …
6. Hackney Empire
6. Hackney Empire
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52 local reviews
291 Mare St, Hackney
Open now
020 8985 2424
Establishment
Deborah
Its worth checking out what's on at Hackney Empire. Its a great atmospheric venue, and they have everything f…
Jo
Listed former music hall, now home to London's best pantomime. Wide variety of entertainment from opera to ki…
jonny
Hackneys local theatre & concert venue. Saved from closure & fully operational once again. A range of local an…
6. Hackney Empire
6. Hackney Empire
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52 local reviews
291 Mare St, Hackney
Open now
020 8985 2424
Deborah
Deborah
Its worth checking out what's on at Hackney Empire. Its a great atmospheric venue, and they have everything from opera to panto to comedy. …
Jo
Jo
Listed former music hall, now home to London's best pantomime. Wide variety of entertainment from opera to kids show with everything else i…
jonny
jonny
Hackneys local theatre & concert venue. Saved from closure & fully operational once again. A range of local and national productions and act…
7. King's Head Theatre
7. King's Head Theatre
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29 local reviews
115 Upper Street, London
Open now
0844 412 2953
Establishment
Julia
Started in the 1970s as London's first pub theatre on a spectacularly lean budget, the King's Head Theatre is …
Bella
Traditional pub with small theatre inside showing fringe shows and opera.
Liliana / Daniel
A traditional pub, and a theatre at the same time. Very good.
7. King's Head Theatre
7. King's Head Theatre
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29 local reviews
115 Upper Street, London
Open now
0844 412 2953
Julia
Julia
Started in the 1970s as London's first pub theatre on a spectacularly lean budget, the King's Head Theatre is a tiny space tucked away at th…
Bella
Bella
Traditional pub with small theatre inside showing fringe shows and opera.
Liliana / Daniel
Liliana / Daniel
A traditional pub, and a theatre at the same time. Very good.
8. Greenwich Picturehouse
8. Greenwich Picturehouse
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21 local reviews
Greenwich Picturehouse, London
0871 902 5732
Movie theaterEstablishment
Fran
5-screen independent cinema showing an eclectic mix of mainstream, world and arthouse films along with broadca…
Richard
Comfortable independent cinema showing latest blockbusters to art house films and live streaming of theatre/op…
Gill
Mix of art-house and mainstream cinema with a good bar and lots of restaurants nearby.
8. Greenwich Picturehouse
8. Greenwich Picturehouse
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21 local reviews
Greenwich Picturehouse, London
0871 902 5732
Fran
Fran
5-screen independent cinema showing an eclectic mix of mainstream, world and arthouse films along with broadcasts of opera, ballet and theat…
Richard
Richard
Comfortable independent cinema showing latest blockbusters to art house films and live streaming of theatre/opera productions. Has bar/cafe …
Gill
Gill
Mix of art-house and mainstream cinema with a good bar and lots of restaurants nearby.
9. BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
9. BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
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18 local reviews
Lavender Hill, London
Open now
020 7223 2223
Establishment
Fran
From brilliant stand-up comedy to classic opera, the Battersea Arts Centre is known as one of the best off-Wes…
Martin
Innovative theatre staging many shows a year in grand former Battersea Town Hall. Jerry Springer: the Opera be…
Danny
Great venue for the best of fringe theater
9. BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
9. BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
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18 local reviews
Lavender Hill, London
Open now
020 7223 2223
Fran
Fran
From brilliant stand-up comedy to classic opera, the Battersea Arts Centre is known as one of the best off-West End theatres in London. They…
Martin
Martin
Innovative theatre staging many shows a year in grand former Battersea Town Hall. Jerry Springer: the Opera began life here before scandalis…
Danny
Danny
Great venue for the best of fringe theater
10. HMS Belfast
10. HMS Belfast
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24 local reviews
HMS Belfast
Open now
020 7940 6300
Travel agencyMuseumEstablishment
Tijana
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River…
Henry
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River…
Fernando
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River…
10. HMS Belfast
10. HMS Belfast
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24 local reviews
HMS Belfast
Open now
020 7940 6300
Tijana
Tijana
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Im…
Henry
Henry
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Im…
Fernando
Fernando
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Im…
11. Lexi Cinema
11. Lexi Cinema
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36 local reviews
194b Chamberlayne Road, London
0871 704 2069
Movie theaterEstablishment
Susie
The website states that the Lexi Cinema is “the UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique digital cine…
Julian
Indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity.
Byron
An indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity. A great an…
11. Lexi Cinema
11. Lexi Cinema
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36 local reviews
194b Chamberlayne Road, London
0871 704 2069
Susie
Susie
The website states that the Lexi Cinema is “the UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema.” That’s quite a mouthful a…
Julian
Julian
Indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity.
Byron
Byron
An indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity. A great an unique local experience.
12. Theatre Royal
12. Theatre Royal
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10 local reviews
Theatre Royal, Windsor
Open now
01753 853888
Establishment
Jessika
A beautiful Edwardian theatre nestles between Windsor Castle and the River Thames; the only unsubsidised produ…
Lana
This beautiful Edwardian theatre nestles between Windsor Castle and the River Thames and is the only unsubsidi…
Bobby
The program changes weekly. It offers a diverse repertoire, from plays of all genres; comedy, drama, thriller…
12. Theatre Royal
12. Theatre Royal
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10 local reviews
Theatre Royal, Windsor
Open now
01753 853888
Jessika
Jessika
A beautiful Edwardian theatre nestles between Windsor Castle and the River Thames; the only unsubsidised producing theatre to operate all ye…
Lana
Lana
This beautiful Edwardian theatre nestles between Windsor Castle and the River Thames and is the only unsubsidised producing theatre to opera…
Bobby
Bobby
The program changes weekly. It offers a diverse repertoire, from plays of all genres; comedy, drama, thrillers, ballet, children's shows an…