The Bartered Bride / A Night At The Chinese Opera

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London
British Youth Opera

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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producer: British Youth Opera

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Opera
  • Duration: 3h20 / 2h05
  • Closing night:

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Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT

  • Nearest tube: Holborn (250m) Temple (300m)
  • Nearest bus: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68
  • Nearest train:
  • Parking:

    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.

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: TEL 0844 871 0091 MINICOM 020 7863 8015 FAX 020 7863 8016 WEB (information only) EMAIL (enquiries only)
  • Telephones: Public cash telephone in Dress Circle bar.
  • Discounts: 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.
  • Wheelchairs: 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.
  • Toilets: Men’s and women’s off the bars.
  • Disabled toilets: No adapted toilet.
  • Bars: 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.