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Classical Music and Opera & Ballet

Browse our growing guide to the best Classical Music Concerts, Opera & Ballet events and festivals in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Sleeping Beauty by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

From £13.00

The Nutcracker by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

This most famous fantasy ballet for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. And when midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

From £13.00

Swan Lake by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

From £13.00

Death In Venice by Welsh National Opera

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Inspired by the original Thomas Mann novella, Britten’s magnificently atmospheric opera comes to life in this new production from the WNO.

From £13.00

Così fan Tutte by Welsh National Opera

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Welsh National Opera takes you back to school with a brand new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte, also known as The School for Lovers, directed by Max Hoehn (The Consul).

From £13.00

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street, Oxford, United Kingdom

English Touring Opera bring the glittering temptations of the big city to the stage with a exciting new production.

From £14.00

Oxford Piano Festival 2024

Oxford City Centre Oxford City Centre, Oxford

The Oxford Piano Festival is nine days of piano festivities, with a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.

Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Set against the backdrop of a decadent and ruthless court, this heart-wrenching tale explores the intricate web of love, betrayal, and the consequences of power. 

Price TBC

  • Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

    Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

    Set against the backdrop of a decadent and ruthless court, this heart-wrenching tale explores the intricate web of love, betrayal, and the consequences of power. 

  • Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

    Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

    English Touring Opera bring the glittering temptations of the big city to the stage with a exciting new production.

  • HMS Pinafore

    HMS Pinafore

    Opera della Luna makes a welcome return to The Playhouse with one of its most iconic productions.

  • Così fan Tutte by Welsh National Opera

    Così fan Tutte by Welsh National Opera

    Welsh National Opera takes you back to school with a brand new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte, also known as The School for Lovers, directed by Max Hoehn (The Consul).

  • Oxford Piano Festival 2024

    Oxford Piano Festival 2024

    The Oxford Piano Festival is nine days of piano festivities, with a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.

  • Death In Venice by Welsh National Opera

    Death In Venice by Welsh National Opera

    Inspired by the original Thomas Mann novella, Britten’s magnificently atmospheric opera comes to life in this new production from the WNO.

  • Swan Lake by Varna International Ballet

    Swan Lake by Varna International Ballet

    From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

  • The Nutcracker by Varna International Ballet

    The Nutcracker by Varna International Ballet

    This most famous fantasy ballet for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. And when midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

  • Sleeping Beauty by Varna International Ballet

    Sleeping Beauty by Varna International Ballet

    Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

  • Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

    Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

    One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.

  • Ellen Kent’s Carmen

    Ellen Kent’s Carmen

    Senbla presents Ellen Kent’s Carmen, the Opera International’s award-winning production featuring an evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias.

  • Bampton Christmas concert: Feliz Navidad – Christmas Music from the New World

    Bampton Christmas concert: Feliz Navidad – Christmas Music from the New World

    For their annual concert in commemoration of the village’s patron Saint, Beornwald, Bampton Classical Opera presents a festive programme exploring the remarkable musical life of the New World during the 17th century.