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Play Opera LIVE

12 April 2025

Donald Gordon Theatre

The perfect family show for the young and young at heart.

Featuring magnificent music from stage and screen, this interactive and educational family show is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of opera and classical music.  

Bought to life by the acclaimed WNO Orchestra, our presenter Tom Redmond will introduce you to the Orchestra and its many instruments, our talented performers, and of course, the music you’ll be hearing during the afternoon – some of which are our absolutely favourites to perform. The relaxed setting of the show will allow you to fully lose yourself in the music and the drama – we’ll have you clapping, singing, and dancing in the aisles.  

Delve into the backstage magic of opera during our free pre-show foyer activities, available from 1pm. Explore some of our costumes, make props and enjoy our lighting and sound stations. If that’s not enough, there’s even a treasure hunt. 

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Start time: 3pm

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with no interval

FAMILY OFFER

Buy a family ticket and save up to 1/3

Family of four: £40 (max two adults)
Family of five: £50 (max two adults)

This offer can only be booked on its own - any additional tickets will need to be processed as a new order.

U16

£10 when bought with a full-price adult ticket. Please note that all under-16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above.

BABES IN ARMS

£2 lap tickets are available for under 2s.

All offers are subject to allocations and availability

The Donald Gordon Theatre during a Patti Smith concert

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Donald Gordon Theatre

Families

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Madagascar

Madagascar

A drag queen on stage wearing an elaborate head dress and holding a plastic duck.

Cabaret for Kids

Artiste

Madame Chandelier wears a hat with horns and her accordion

Cabaret for Kids

Madame Chandelier's Opera Party For Kids

Cabaret for Kids

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles

A Gameshow for Awful Children

Welsh National Opera

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National Opera Studio Showcase

National Opera Studio Showcase

Testun: Rigoletto Verdi

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Welsh National Opera: Rigoletto

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Play Opera LIVE

Il trittico

Welsh National Opera: Il trittico

Text: The Marriage of Figaro

Welsh National Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Testun: Peter Grimes Britten

Welsh National Opera: Peter Grimes

Peace and Passion

WNO Chorus and Orchestra

The Very Last Green Thing

The Seligman Youth Opera Performance

Welsh National Opera: Rigoletto

Text: Il trittico Puccini. Image: a green background with three people stood behind one another.

Welsh National Opera: Il trittico

Text: Opera Favourites at the movies

Opera Favourites at the movies

Text: The Marriage of Figaro

Welsh National Opera: The Marriage of Figaro