Update on Coronavirus

Following the UK Government's advice regarding social gatherings, we  had to take the difficult decision to cancel the rest of our Spring Season, our summer tour of Cosi fan tutte, our Cardiff and Royal Opera House performances of Bluebeard’s Castle/The Nightingale, WNO Orchestra concerts and our Youth Opera presentation The Black Spider.

It is also with great regret, that we announce that WNO’s Autumn 2020 tour is cancelled due to the on-going situation. It has become clear in recent weeks that it will be impossible for us to prepare for, rehearse and stage any large-scale production over the summer and it is increasingly unlikely tour partner venues will be open to allow any large-scale productions to take place during the autumn.  

This announcement affects our planned productions of The Barber of Seville, Migrations and Jenufa, with all performances cancelled. We are now making plans for bringing these productions into WNO seasons over the next couple of years, so we hope audiences will have an opportunity to see them before too long.

Venues will be in contact with ticket bookers in due course. Please be aware that they are currently working through a large number of cancellations and rescheduled performances in chronological order, as the situation with Covid-19 has affected their entire spring programme. It would therefore be appreciated if you did not try to contact them directly in the meantime, in order to help them to process all customer refunds and exchanged as efficiently as possible at this difficult time.

We are working closely with our venues, as well as representatives of the wider theatre industry in the UK, to look at the practicalities of rehearsing and performing so that we can get back to doing what we do best in the safest way.

We will continue to update this webpage on a regular basis during this fast-moving situation. Thank you for your understanding.

For further information from our venues please click on the venue below.

Venue Cymru
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Milton Keynes Theatre
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Norwich Theatre Royal
Birmingham Hippodrome
The Bristol Hippodrome
Memo Arts Centre
St David's Hall
Wales Millennium Centre
Royal Opera House
Taliesin Arts Centre
The Riverfront
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Theatr Clwyd
Theatr Brycheiniog
Theatre Royal, Winchester
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
The Courtyard, Hereford
Torch Theatre
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Pontio
Oxford Playhouse

Updated on 10 June