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01 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023
2 hr 45 mins (inc. one interval)

Why Watch Carmen?

  • Enjoy the now-legendary tale of Carmen, the widely popular Opera Comique with darker undertones at the London Coliseum which will be held in February 2023.
  • Carmen opera is a retelling by the innovative and talented duo of directors, Calixto Bieito and Jamie Manton.
  • Get Carmen opera tickets now to experience the follies and passions of love!

About Show

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Age Suitability


One of the most well-known operas of all time, Carmen opera features an outstanding soundtrack by Georges Bizet, who unfortunately died just three months after the debut of the opera in 1875 and thus never realized the true magnitude of his achievement with this undoubted masterpiece. His composition features a great libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac and is filled with unbelievably evocative tunes.

Calixto Bieito directs the show with revival director Jamie Manton’s support. Kerem Hasan will be in charge of the music. The set designer is Alfons Flores, while the costume designer is Merce Paloma. The original lighting designer is Bruno Poet, and the revival lighting designer is Martin Doone. Christopher Cowell provides the translations. Ginger Costa-Jackson, a world-renowned mezzo, will play Carmen, alongside Sean Panikkar, who will reprise his role as Don José. Carmen opera will be performed from the 1st of February to the 24th of February 2023. Buy Carmen opera tickets now to watch the tragic romance of Don Jose with the beautiful and wily Carmen!

The Story

Calixto Bieito's production, created in partnership with Den Norske Opera and Ballet, delves into the complexities of gender interactions in the 1970s, near the end of Francisco Franco's dictatorship. It is about a woman who desires love but ends up creating bitterness and fixation instead. She creates untold passion in men, but she risks being engulfed by it herself. Carmen opera was originally written in the opéra comique style, with musical parts interspersed with dialogue. The opera is set in southern Spain and recounts the narrative of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by the fiery gypsy Carmen's wiles.

Show Timings

  • 1, 9, 14, 17, 20, 22, & 24 Feb at 7:30 PM
  • 4 & 11 Feb at 6:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen star , Sean Panikkar as Don José, Nmon Ford as Escamillo, Sophie Bevan as Micaela , Keel Watson as Zuniga , Benson Wilson as Morales, Alexandra Oomens and Ellie Laugharne as Frasquita, Niamh O’Sullivan as Mercedes, Seán Boylan as Dancairo and Innocent Masuku as Remendado.

Conductor: Kerem Hasan
Producer : Calixto Bieito

Direction: Jamie Manton

Music: Georges Bizet

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Carmen Top Songs

You might find yourself humming to Bizet’s tunes, thanks to multiple lilting numbers such as the incredibly popular and beautifully composed 'Habanera,' as well as 'Toreador's Song' and 'Flower Song.'

  • The opera is recommended for people over the age of 15.
  • The theater will not accommodate children below the age of 4.
  • Please keep in mind that theater does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Carmen Tickets

Book online tickets for Carmen musical in London.

Booking Period: From 1 February - 24 February 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Carmen 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.

Seating Capacity: 2263

The London Coliseum Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

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

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

Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 17

Rail: Charing Cross and Waterloo are the closest railway stations.

Available Facilities: Assistive Listening System, Bar, Cloakroom

Accessibility: The London Coliseum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the London Coliseum.

Outside Food: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside the London Coliseum Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carmen Tickets.

How can I buy Carmen Tickets at the West End?

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How much do Carmen Tickets cost?

The cost of Carmen Tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discount Carmen Tickets on West End?

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

How can I buy last-minute Carmen Tickets ?

You can easily buy last-minute Carmen Tickets at You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Carmen Tickets . However, the only way to purchase CarmenTickets 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 Carmen Tickets ?

Booking Carmen 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 Carmen?

Carmen opens on 3rd November at London Coliseum.

Where is Carmen playing in London?

Carmen is playing at London Coliseum in London

What is Carmen about?

Carmen is an opera about love and how it compels people to do its bidding in unexpected ways.

Do I need to purchase a Carmen ticket for my child?

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

Are there discounted Carmen Tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London 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.

What is the dress code while attending Carmen?

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.

How long does Carmen run for?

The running time of Carmen is 2hrs 45 mins with one interval.

Is outside food allowed while attending Carmen?

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

What are the facilities available at London Coliseum?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including Assistive Listening System, Bar, Cloakroom
available for the audiences during the show Carmen.

Can I take pictures or videos of Carmen 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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