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Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers

Thu 28 Oct to Sat 06 Nov 2021

Evenings Thurs-Sat, 7.15pm | Matinees Sun 31 Oct & Sat 6 Nov, 2.30pm

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 40 minutes (includes a 20 min. interval)

Age: 12+

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £22.50*

* 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.


To avoid excessive queuing at the Box Office, we are not offering Day Seats for this performance.

Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers

Two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style...

Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun. The score sees Sullivan at the top of his game and is packed with favourites including the 'Regular Royal Queen' quartet, while the fabulous cast includes G&S favourite Richard Suart (The Mikado 2016).

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish.

A new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia
Supported by Scottish Opera’s ‘Play A Supporting Role’ Appeal

Sung in English with English Supertitles

Please Note: If you choose to have your tickets posted, this will take longer than normal and may take a few weeks. As an alternative, please consider using e-tickets, or printing your tickets at home.


Although this performance is being sold on a seating plan with no social-distancing in line with government guidance from 9 August, we understand that some people will still be feeling cautious. With this in mind we will retain a part of the auditorium where people can sit at a one metre distance from the next bubble. If you would like to book seats in this area or exchange your existing tickets for seats in this area please call the Box Office between Mon-Fri, 11-3 on 0131 529 6000 or email outside of those hours.

Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (Excluding Fri & Sat eves) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,

Concessions £3 off. (Excluding Fri & Sat eves) Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Students/Under 26s £10 tickets. Subject to availability and with a valid ID.

School Groups £10, 1 adult free with every 10 children. (Excluding Fri & Sat eves) Please contact the Box Office Groups Department at or 0131 529 6005 to book.

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, by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003, or emailed at

From Monday 28 June 2021, the Box Office phones will be open Mon-Fri, 11-3pm.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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. 

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