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Formal statement regarding English Touring Opera Autumn season

3 Nov 2020

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It is with great sadness that English Touring Opera can confirm that the 13 remaining November performances of our live Autumn tour will be cancelled as a result of the national lockdown. This relates to those performances in London, Greater Manchester, Dorset and Essex. We are proud to have toured three programmes of lyric monodramas to hundreds of enthusiastic audience members in Snape Maltings and Tunbridge Wells and have been overwhelmed by the response and critical acclaim. We will continue to support the season’s artists and keep music in our audiences’ lives, during the second national lockdown.

We are filming our Autumn season on stage at the Hackney Empire this week and those performances will be broadcast over the Christmas season. We intend to deliver our scheduled performances in December, please visit our production pages for details.

We are extremely grateful to those of you who booked tickets for our tour in November. We hope that you will enjoy our digital programme this Autumn and we look forward to being reunited with you soon. The theatre you booked with will be in touch about refunds. Some audience members have already been in touch to ask whether they can donate the value of their tickets towards English Touring Opera’s future work. If you’d like to do so we would be extremely grateful, please visit “”:

You can download our free season programme at, in which you can read, listen and watch articles, interviews and performances. If you have little ones in your life, they’ll love our opera film of the award winning children’s book Shh! We Have A Plan, which can be found here. To receive updates and new content directly please join our mailing list, or follow us on social media.