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Scottish Opera: Nixon in China

Thu 27 Feb & Sat 29 Feb 2020

Evenings 7.15pm

Running time (approx.): 3 hours 30 minutes

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £21 - £89*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Opera Offer

Book for Tosca, Nixon in China, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Gondoliers and save up to £70 (not available online, must be booked at the same time).

Scottish Opera: Nixon in China

John Fulljames – Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre – directs Adams’ iconic work. Inspired by Nixon’s much-publicised visit to China in 1972, this groundbreaking piece explores the reality behind the hype. It is as much about the private moments as the public, about the wives as much as the husbands, and about what we choose to remember as much as what actually happened…

Scottish Opera Premiere. A new co-production with The Royal Danish Theatre & Teatro Real Madrid. Sung in English with English supertitles.

The most influential opera of the last few decades, it has lost none of its power and remains Adams' finest stage work

The Guardian

Audio Description

Sat 29 February 7.15PM

Touch Tours

Sat 29 February 6.00PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

Friends £3 off*

Groups (8+) £6 off*. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups phone line on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off*

Under 26 £10 (with valid ID)

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003

*excl. Fri, Sat and Unwrapped performances. 

Please note all Discounts are subject to availability. 

Delve into Scottish Opera production of Nixon in China and take part in pre-show talks, workshops and much more. 

Pre-show Talk, Sat 29 Feb

Hear from the production team how Nixon in China came together. This event is free, but ticketed.

Unwrapped, Fri 28 Feb

New to opera? Why not get a tasted of what opera is all about? For just £5, this hour-long performance is perfect for those new to opera. 

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