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Peter Grimes
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21 Sep 2023 - 11 Oct 2023
3 hr 15 min with interval
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Why Watch Peter Grimes?

  • Watch the English National Opera production, Peter Grimes, in London’s West End this autumn for a limited 8-day run.
  • Peter Grimes stands as an opera of utmost significance and influence in 20th-century British music, crafted by the renowned composer Benjamin Britten with librettist Montagu Slater.
  • Interwoven with beautiful musical expressions, Peter Grimes is a thought-provoking story of the dark nature of mob mentality in the face of a tragedy.
  • Witness the emotionally charged opera led by Martyn Brabbins and directed by David Alden. Get your hands on Peter Grimes tickets and enjoy a true masterpiece of its time!

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Peter Grimes tickets are now available for purchase! The Peter Grimes opera will be held at the London Coliseum from the 21st of September to the 11th of October. This masterpiece was composed by Benjamin Britten and features a libretto by Montagu Slater. On June 7, 1945, Britten personally conducted its world debut at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The opera has been referred to as an English 'national opera’ and is regarded as one of the most significant and influential pieces of 20th-century British music. David Alden, a seasoned ENO associate, is in charge of directing the production, which is overseen by Martyn Brabbins, director of music at ENO. With Gwyn Hughes Jones playing the lead part, it also features former Harewood Artists Elizabeth Llewellyn and Alex Otterburn as Ellen Orford and Ned Keene, respectively, as well as current Harewood Artist John Findon as Bob Boles.

The Story

The dislike that the townspeople feel for the fisherman, Peter Grimes, grows as a result of the inexplicable disappearance of his apprentice. Rumours turn into severe mistrust, which prompts accusations. The neighbourhood comes together to fight Grimes, the ultimate outsider, with devastating effects. The story of Peter Grimes is delightfully simple and makes for a perfect combination of an exploration of ethical behaviour and a psychological thriller. Peter Grimes tackles the causes of intolerance, suspicion, and terror and touches on how unfettered impulses may brutally suppress the diversity of our society and split up communities. Grab your Peter Grimes tickets today!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri: 7 PM
  • Sat: 6 PM
  • BSL performance: 9 Oct 2023 at 7 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Gwyn Hughes Jones as Peter Grimes, John Findon as Bob Boles, Elizabeth Llewellyn as Ellen Orford, Alex Otterburn as Ned Keene, Christine Rice as Auntie, Clive Bayley as Swallow, David Soar as Hobson, Ronald Samm as Reverend Horace Adams, and Simon Bailey as Balstrode
  • Opera: Benjamin Britten
  • Direction: David Alden
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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

Peter Grimes has some of the most emotionally charged and stunning operatic music of all time, crafted skilfully by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by Montagu Slater. Tune into the melodies of this brilliant opera, which are widely considered to be among the most influential works of 20th-century British music.

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  • 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.

Peter Grimes Tickets

Book online tickets for Peter Grimes opera in London.

Booking Period: From 21 September 2023 to 11 October 2023

Tickets Redemption

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

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

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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, Restaurant, 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 Peter Grimes Tickets

How do I buy tickets for Peter Grimes opera in London?

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How much do the tickets for Peter Grimes opera in London cost?

The cost of the tickets for Peter Grimes opera in London 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 tickets to Peter Grimes opera?

Watch the Peter Grimes opera in London from the best seats. Booking 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 Peter Grimes?

Peter Grimes opens on 21 September 2023 at London Coliseum.

What age is Peter Grimes appropriate for?

The age limit for Peter Grimes opera is not yet confirmed.

Where is Peter Grimes playing in London?

Peter Grimes is playing at London Coliseum in London and opens on 21 September 2023.

How long does Peter Grimes run for?

The running time of Peter Grimes is 3 hours and 15 minutes with 2 intermissions.

What is Peter Grimes about?

Peter Grimes is an opera about a fisherman who has to face the wrath of a community when a tragedy takes place. It dwells on misunderstandings, fears, and secrets that can completely change the way people behave.

What are the popular tunes of Peter Grimes?

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Who are the main stars of Peter Grimes?

The main stars of Peter Grimes are Gwyn Hughes Jones as Peter Grimes, John Findon as Bob Boles, Elizabeth Llewellyn as Ellen Orford, Alex Otterburn as Ned Keene, Christine Rice as Auntie, Clive Bayley as Swallow, David Soar as Hobson, Ronald Samm as Reverend Horace Adams, and Simon Bailey as Balstrode.

What is the dress code while attending Peter Grimes?

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 Peter Grimes?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Peter Grimes. 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, restaurant, and toilets available for the audiences during Peter Grimes opera.

Can I take pictures or videos of Peter Grimes 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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