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The Magic Flute

The mysterious Queen of the Night coaxes Tamino to rescue her beautiful daughter Pamina from the grip of the evil enchanter Sarastro. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection he sets off on his journey aided by Papageno, the bird-catcher. But as they overcome a series of challenges, it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems – will they complete their quest and find true love?

Welsh National Opera's irresistible production transports you to a dream world where you'll meet colourful characters including a newspaper-reading lion and a fish doubling as a bicycle. Combined with a witty story, moments of enchantment and Mozart's sublime music, including the magnificent Queen of the Night aria, it adds up to an unforgettable opera experience for all ages.

Sung in English, with English surtitles.

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 7+. No under 2s.

Standard Pricing
Thu  7.15pm £15 to £52
Sat 3pm £15 to £52



Discounts do not apply to the lowest two ticket prices unless otherwise stated.
Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices only.
Concessions £5 off second price tickets.
Young Persons Ages 16-29 £10 each. Not available on top price tickets. Max 2 per booking.  
ID required on entry to performance.
Limited availability. Available in person only.
Young Persons Under 16 £5 each, when bought with a full paying adult.
Max 4 per booking. Not available online, please call 02380 711811.
Groups (10+) £6 off each ticket and one free with every twenty purchased.
Not available on top price tickets.
Not available online, please call 02380 711811.
Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+) £15 each student plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets. Additional supervisors full price.
Not available on top price tickets. 
Not available online - please email


Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons. 
Available on the top 4 prices only.

Book 2 or 3 operas and save 20% 
Book 4 or 5 operas and save 25% 

Not available online - please call Box Office on 02380 711811.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

Sat 11 May 2019 at 3pm | Audio Described Performance  Audio Described icon What's this?

Sat 11 May 2019 at 2pm | Touch Tour Touch Tour Icon What's this?


Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages


Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

VIP Box Package


Make it an extra special night and experience VIP treatment with a Package.  Learn more...

VIP Box Package

VIP Box Packages for 4 people include the following:

Personally greeted by a dedicated host on arrival.

A private table will be reserved in one of our bars for you to enjoy pre show.

Bottle of Prosecco or Champagne on ice at your table.

A selection of canapés served at your table and chef’s handmade chocolates.

Your host will collect and direct you to your seats for the start of the performance.

4 pre ordered ice-creams will be served to your box during the interval.

Our VIP package for 4 people is £90.00 to include VAT or £120.00 if you prefer to enjoy a bottle of Champagne. 

For an additional £50.00 you would be invited to enjoy private hospitality in our Executive Suite pre show (subject to availability).

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your package.

Please note that package price does not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.


FREE Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery

9 May | 6.00pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about The Magic Flute in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place online or call Box Office on 02380 711811.

Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by our award-winning chefs in Ovation after the show. Learn more...