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Scottish Opera: Rigoletto

Fri 09 Nov to Sat 17 Nov 2018

Performances on Fri 9, Sun 11, Thu 15 & Sat 17 November (Evenings 7.15pm, Matinee Sun 3pm)

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 30 minutes (20 minute interval)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

£20 - £87*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Opera Offer

Book for Rigoletto, Kátya Kabanová and The Magic Flute at the Festival Theatre and save up to £50 (Not available online, must be booked at the same time)

Scottish Opera: Rigoletto 

Award-winning director Matthew Richardson (The Devil Inside) and Olivier Award-winning designer Jon Morrell revive their powerful production of Verdi’s masterpiece. Set in a dark and dangerous underworld where cruelty and inhumanity are rife, Rigoletto tells the tragic tale of seduction, revenge and a father’s suffocating love for his only daughter. Verdi’s score is packed with passion, colour and some of the best-loved music in opera, including the rousing ‘La donna è mobile’.

Revival of the 2011 production. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Make your visit to the theatre extra special with our pre-matinee Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the privacy of our Founders Room before the matinee performance. It’s the perfect start to a wonderful theatre visit!

Enjoy elegant finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, ham and tomato, egg and cress), freshly baked mini scones with cream and jam, delicious cakes and macarons with endless Eteaket tea or coffee. 

Price is £17 per person or £22 per person if you wish to include a glass of Prosecco on arrival. 

Book online now

Please note the Afternoon Tea is only available for matinee performances and it will be served 90 minutes before the start of the performance. You will be seated at tables of 4 and if your party is smaller or larger, we may ask you to share with other theatre goers. Any bookers with dietary requirements should call the café on 0131 622 8097. 

Audio Description

Touch Tours

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*

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

Pre-Show Talk

Sat 17 Nov, 6pm

Ever wondered how an opera production comes together? Have a burning question about the use of music or costumes? Join Scottish Opera's pre-show talk.

Free but ticketed

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Rigoletto Unwrapped

Mon 12 Nov, 6pm

Not too sure if opera is for you? Now you have the chance to get a taster of this performance. You’ll hear highlights from the music and find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some back-stage secrets.

Tickets £5

Book Here

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