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Duke Bluebeard's Castle
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21 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
1 hr 5 min without interval
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Why Watch Duke Bluebeard’s Castle?

  • Watch this gripping opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, coming to London’s West End for a short 2-day run in March 2024. Get your hands on some Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets right away!
  • Composed by the famous Hungarian artist Bartók, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle captures the imagination and keeps you hanging onto the edge of your seats!
  • Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw and Canadian baritone John Relyea, a renowned bass, star in this two-hander production as Judith and Bluebeard, respectively. Conducted by Martyn Brabbins, English National Opera’s Director of Music.
  • The opera tells an explosive story that inspires contemplation and intrigue. It is simultaneously an examination of an obsessed, violent psyche and a symbolic representation of the fight between the sexes.

About Show

Show Details

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Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets are available on sale! The production will be held at the London Coliseum in the city’s West End for a limited run in March 2024. Duke Bluebeard's Castle was written by Béla Bartók. It lasts for roughly an hour and features just two singing characters: Bluebeard and his newest bride Judith, who has recently eloped and is returning to his castle for the first time. The story is based on the French folktale, or conte populaire, as told by Charles Perrault. The one-act Symbolist opera will be conducted by English National Opera’s Director of Music, Martyn Brabbins. Award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw performs Judith in this two-person production, while one of today's premier basses, Canadian baritone John Relyea, plays Bluebeard. Observe a marriage disintegrate, as long-kept secrets, haunting memories, and unresolved emotional wounds come to light, unravelling their bond.

The Story

Judith explores the mysterious castle of her enigmatic husband, Duke Bluebeard. Each closed door conceals a hidden chamber, and as she opens each door, more of his disturbed mind emerges. The first chamber is filled with unfathomable suffering. The one after is an arsenal. A treasure trove full of wealth is hidden behind another, but no amount of money can make him feel any better. She comes across a lovely garden, an oasis of solace, amid the darkness. The journey, however, continues. Judith traipses through the castle until she comes to the seventh and last chamber of mystery, which is the room where her fate lies in wait. What happens next? Book your Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets today to find out!

Show Timings

  • 21 Mar & 23 Mar 2024: 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Welsh soprano, Natalya Romaniw singing Judith and Canadian baritone John Relyea, as Bluebeard
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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

  • To be confirmed.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Tickets

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Booking Period: From 21 to 23 March 2024

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Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

London Coliseum

The London Coliseum is a multi-arts venue, designed by the renowned theatre architect, Frank Matcham. It opened in 1904 with the aspiration to become one of London's largest and most luxurious ‘family’ variety theatres. Its original seating capacity is 2,359 people. English National Opera is a highly acclaimed opera company located at the London Coliseum. They are recognised internationally for their rich repertoire of innovative productions conducted by the world's greatest conductors and starring the best available singers.

Seating Capacity: 2,359

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

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: London Coliseum, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom

Tube: Charing Cross and Leicester Square are the nearest stations served by the Northern, Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines

Bus: Buses servicing the area include Charing Cross Road (24, 29 and 176) and Charing Cross Station or Trafalgar Square (6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 87 and 91)

Available Facilities: Bar, Cloakroom, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

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.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Tickets

How do I buy Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets at West End?

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How much do the Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets cost?

The cost of the Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Duke Bluebeard’s Castle tickets?

Booking Duke Bluebeard’s Castle 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 Duke Bluebeard’s Castle?

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle opens on 21 March 2024 at London Coliseum.

What age is Duke Bluebeard’s Castle appropriate for?

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle opera’s age restriction is to be confirmed.

Where is Duke Bluebeard’s Castle playing in London?

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is playing at London Coliseum in London and opens on 21 March 2024.

How long does Duke Bluebeard’s Castle run for?

The running time of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is 1 hour and 5 minutes without an intermission.

What is Duke Bluebeard’s Castle about?

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is an opera about Duke Bluebeard, a man with a haunted past who marries Judith but forbids her from entering seven rooms in the foreboding castle.

Who are the main stars of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle?

The main stars of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle are award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw singing Judith and Canadian baritone John Relyea, one of today’s finest basses, as Bluebeard.

What is the dress code while attending Duke Bluebeard’s Castle?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals 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 Duke Bluebeard’s Castle?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. 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 a bar, gift shop, and toilets available for the audiences during Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.

Can I take pictures or videos of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle 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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