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Why Watch Blue ?

  • Watch the award-winning Blue opera that tells the story of a Black couple and explores the pressing problem of police brutality against African-Americans. It’s making its debut in London’s West End in April 2023.
  • Blue opera is composed by Tony award-winning US-based composer and musical arranger Jeanine Tesori.
  • Get Blue opera tickets at the earliest to avoid disappointment later! It will be performed in the London Coliseum for a limited run, so reserve those seats now and don’t miss out on this compelling tale!

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Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival in 2015, Blue opera is a thought-provoking opera that has won several awards since its premiere in 2019. The Music Critics Association of North America named it the Best New Opera in 2020.

Tinuke Craig, a rising talent in the world of British theatre, gets her operatic directorial debut with the Blue opera. Mathew Kofi Waldren, a former ENO Mackerras Fellow, conducts the music for the opera. Alex Lowde designed the costumes and set. The acclaimed British lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin, an erstwhile ENO Harewood Artist, and MBE, plays the Mother, while the Father is played by Michael Summer, who makes his ENO debut. Blue opera is coming to the UK for the first time and opens on the 20th of April 2023 at the London Coliseum. The last show will be held on the 4th of May 2023, so purchase your Blue opera tickets now!

The Story

The Blue opera recounts a heartbreaking story that deals with current concerns of racism and injustice, with the impact of police misconduct against unarmed Black men at the center of the story. Blue opera is a touching human drama about the brutal consequences of excessive use of force by American police officers on African-American people and how it affects their families and the community‌. It tells the narrative of a Black couple living in Harlem who has to grapple with the grief of losing their only son at the hands of a white cop. More importantly, perhaps, the father who is a cop himself examines his own image of a police officer and what it means to be a part of law enforcement in today’s world. How do they deal with such a bitter truth? Is there a resolution in sight? What is the answer? Experience Blue opera, a tragic tale that deals with issues that are still very relevant to humanity as a whole.

  • Blue opera consists of several scenes that might be too grim to handle for a child, therefore, it is recommended for children above the age of 15.

Show Timings

  • Tuesday - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday - 7:30 PM
  • Sunday - 3:00 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Lead: Nadine Benjamin as Mother, Michael Summer as Father and Zwakele Tshabalala
  • Director: Tinuke Craig
  • Composer: Jeanine Tesori
  • Libretto: Tazewell Thompson

Blue Top Songs

Blue opera is a powerful and emotionally charged piece by US composer Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Tazewell Thompson. Some of the top songs from the show are Welcome to the Daddy Club, We Wish, and Prayer.

  • Blue opera is recommended for ages 15+.

Blue Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Blue and secure your seats now! Watch this adorable story unfold at the London Coliseum

Booking Period: From 20 April 2023 - 4 May 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Blue Tickets voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

London Coliseum

A multi-arts venue, The London Coliseum was designed by the renowned Theatre Architect, Frank Matcham. It opened in 1904 with the aspirations to become one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres. Its original seating capacity is 2,939 people. English National Opera is a highly acclaimed opera company located at the London Coliseum. They are recognized internationally for their rich repertoire of innovative productions conducted by the world's greatest conductors and starring the best available singers.

London Coliseum Seating Plan

Seating Capacity: 2,939

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, UK

Tube: The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Bus: The theatre is quite well serviced by bus lines, including 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 179.

Available Facilities:Wheelchair, Restroom(Wheelchair accessible), Bar, Assistive Listening System,Cloakroom

Accessibility: London Coliseum strives to make it an amazing experience for people with visual, physical, and auditory impairments.

Outside Food :No outside food or beverage is allowed on the premises without medical reasons.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Tickets.

How can I buy Blue Opera Tickets at West End?

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How much do Blue Opera Tickets cost?

The cost of Blue Opera Tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose. Click www.london-theater-tickets.com to know more.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Blue Opera Tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Blue Opera Tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Blue Opera Tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Blue Opera Tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Blue Opera Tickets at www.london-theater-tickets.com. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Blue Opera Tickets. However, the only way to purchase Blue Opera Tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Blue Opera Tickets?

Booking Blue Opera Tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Blue Opera?

Blue Opera opens 20 April 2023 at London Coliseum.

Who are the main stars of Blue Opera ?

Stars performing in Blue Opera are Nadine Benjamin as Mother, Michael Summer as Father and Zwakele Tshabalala

What is Blue Opera about?

Blue is an opera about the life and times of Amenhotep IV who brought monotheism to a polytheistic Egypt.

What age is Blue appropriate for?

Blue is suitable for ages 11+

Where is Blue Opera playing on West End?

Blue Opera is playing at London Coliseum and opens on 20 April 2023.

Do I need to purchase a Blue Opera ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a Blue Opera ticket for your child

Are there discounted Blue Opera tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a West End theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

How long does Blue Opera run for?

The running time of Blue Opera is 2 hours

What is the dress code while attending Blue ?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Blue ?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Blue . Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Blue ?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including Accessible toilets, Accessible performances, Baby changing facilities for the audiences during the Blue

Can I take pictures or videos of Blue inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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