The Phantom of the Opera is Andrew Lloyd Webber's enchanting tale which is ensured to provide a mesmerising and unforgettable experience for theatre goers. The performance of this legendary love story incorporates stunning scenery and breath-taking effects to really bring this classic to life. The show portrays the shadowy existence of the Phantom who hides beneath the Splendour and Glamour of the Paris Opera House. The Phantom is a character feared by all, who is forced into a life of loneliness and isolation due to being shamed for his appearance. Follow this spell binding tale of tragedy as the phantom falls deeply in love with his beautiful protégée Christine Daae.
Note: the sides of the Grand Circle are side view restricted.
The rear of the Stalls and Royal Circle are restricted by the overhang.The History of The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera first premiered in London's West End on the 9th October 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre. It celebrated its 10,000th performance on the23rd October 2010, and is now still running strong in its 29th year. The West End production of The Phantom of the Opera was such a great success that it wasn't long before it was premiering in Broadway on the 26th January 1988. It was a massive success and swept all the theatre awards, including the Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards. It is estimated that Phantom has been seen by more than 140 million people worldwide, can you really afford to miss this legendary theatre production?Why book London theatre breaks to see The Phantom of the Opera?
Book your tickets to see this masterpiece alongside a stay in one of our top London Hotels, to ensure a truly unforgettable theatre experience. Awards and what the critics have to say
In total The Phantom of the Opera has won over 70 Awards, the London production of the show alone has won 3 Awards for its outstanding contribution to theatre. In 1986 the show was awarded 2 Olivier Awards, including Musical of the year. In the same year the show also won an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical. If the Awards alone are not enough to tempt you to see the show have a look at the great reviews it has received from the Critics and the general public.
'Four words sum up the success of Andrew Lloyd Webber's triumphant re-working of this vintage spine-tingling melodrama. Stars, Spectacle, Score, Story' - Daily Mail
'Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical The Phantom of the Opera is a gorgeous operatic extravaganza that is a thrill to the blood and a sensual feast to the eye' Sunday Express'Soring Ballads and sensational stage effects' - Daily Telegraph
'Now the longest running show in the history of Her Majesty's Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues to wow audiences and cast its magical spell in dominating London's 'West End musical theatre!' - Gary Mack, London Theatre Guide OnlineInteresting facts about The Phantom of the Opera
- The West End production played its 10,000th performance on 23 October 2010
- The Phantom of the Opera has been produced in 151 cities, in 30 countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Denmark, Holland and Hong Kong
- Playing worldwide it has been translated into no fewer than 13 languages including French, German, Japanese, Danish and Swedish.
- In the original production The Phantom's make-up takes two hours to put on and 30 minutes to take off
- Each performance has 230 costumes, 14 dressers, 120 automated cues, 22 scene changes, 281 candles and uses 250 kg of dry ice and 10 fog and smoke machines