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The Bartered Bride / A Night At The Chinese Opera

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT
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British Youth Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with two new productions in association with Southbank Sinfonia.

Inspired by folk tales from his native Bohemia, Bedřich Smetana’s comic masterpiece The Bartered Bride tells the story of a bride whose arranged marriage is thwarted by her true love’s cunning.

A Night At The Chinese Opera is a colourful depiction of China in the time of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo and the Orphan of Zhao whose tragic tale of military invasion and personal vendetta is mirrored by Judith Weir’s theatrically turbocharged comic-opera-within-an-opera.

The Bartered Bride: 8, 11, 14 Sep 19:00

A Night At The Chinese Opera: 12 Sep 19:30, 15 Sep 19:00


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British Youth Opera

Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT
020 7863 8222
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Nearest tube
Holborn (250m) Temple (300m)
Nearest bus
1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68

1 bay for blue badge holders in Portugal Street. On-street parking around Lincoln’s Inn Fields after 18:30. 24-hour car park at Parker Street.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7863 8222 / Minicom: 020 7863 8015 / Web: (information only) / Email: (enquiries only)
Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers who join the Access For All scheme. For more information call or write using the above details or email
Limited mobility
Seats J1–17 and J23–29, B1–4 and B20–23, C22, D7, D23, E8 and E24 all have good leg room.
Access description
Main entrance is on Portugal Street. 4 steps to foyer through double doors opening outwards. Box Office straight ahead. 22 steps down then 7 up to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 44 steps to Stalls. Steps have handrails and highlights.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium and staff available to dog-sit if needed.
No steps through the Admin. doorway on Kingsway – ask an usher to take you round. A portable ramp will be placed over 3 steps inside the entrance. Auditorium entrance along corridor and to left. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at back of Dress Circle. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored in AV room.
Men’s and women’s off the bars.
Disabled toilets
No adapted toilet.
2 licensed bars. Drinks brought to disabled customers in plastic cups. 22 steps down to Dress Circle bar from foyer – moveable chairs and tables. 44 steps to Stalls bar.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
Age suitability
3h20 / 2h05
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