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Floria Tosca may have many admirers but she only has eyes for one man, the painter Cavaradossi. But the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia, has other ideas and wants her for himself. As he schemes to trick the lovers and get what he wants, dramatic and tragic events unfold, leaving Tosca stood alone clutching a dagger in her bloodstained hands, and with a shocking final twist to follow.

The turbulent backdrop of Rome during the Napoleon invasion is an apt setting for this thrilling story of love, lust, loyalty and corruption. Puccini characterises the drama through his exquisite melodies and orchestration, and fabulous arias that have made Tosca one of the best-loved operas in the world.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including 2 intervals

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 8+. No under 2s.

Standard Pricing
Thu Evening £15.00 to £49.50
Sat Matinee £15.00 to £49.50

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Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.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 each ticket.
Young Persons Ages 16-29 £10 each. Not available on top price tickets. Max 2 per booking.  
Available in person only. ID required on entry to performance.
Limited availability.
Young Persons Under 16 £5 each, when bought with a full paying adult. Available on all ticket prices.  
Max 4 per booking.
Groups (10+)* £6 off each ticket and one free with every twenty purchased. Not available on top price tickets.
Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+)* £15 each plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets. Not available on top price tickets. 

*Groups bookings are not available online, please call 02380 711811


Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons. 

Book 2 operas and save 20% 
Book 3 or 4 operas and save 25% 
Book 5 or 6 operas and save 30% 
Not available online - please call Box Office on 02380 711811.

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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


Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery

22 March | 6.00pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us at Southampton City Art Gallery for a chance to discover more about Tosca 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 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...

Opera Engage

We are looking for young people who enjoy a variety of art forms to take part in an exciting project with Welsh National Opera.

Opera Engage is an amazing opportunity for 10-18 year olds to develop new skills combining composing, singing, acting, and designing. Guided by a professional creative team from Welsh National Opera, you will devise and create an original piece of music theatre inspired by Tosca, one of the best-loved operas in the world.

Discover more...