Phantom of the Opera Melbourne cancelled

Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show comes to Melbourne.

Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of 'Music of the Night', 'Think of Me' and 'All I Ask of You' to the splendid 'Masquerade' and brilliant title song.

Now, you can hear them all in a spectacular new production that has stunned critics across the United Kingdom and North America. It features new direction by Laurence Connor, new scenic design by Paul Brown, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Scott Ambler and the original, Tony Award-winning costume design by Maria Björnson.

Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the “simply epic” new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra. It’s “bigger and better than ever before” (Yorkshire Post), “stunning, intense and spectacular” (Sunday Express).

The Phantom of the Opera haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daae, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night?

Your safety and wellbeing

Face masks are strongly recommended indoors, our team members will be wearing them. Venue safety measures include high-grade air filtration, hand sanitiser stations, card-only payments and frequent venue cleaning.

Book with confidence

For tickets booked through Arts Centre Melbourne, if a performance is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, you can receive a full refund. Tickets can also be exchanged for another performance date, subject to availability. If you have COVID-19 you can request an exchange or refund up to two hours before the show commences.

Read more about our COVIDSafe measures

Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled – this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.

Notes

Suitability: Recommended for ages 10+. Material includes themes of violence and horror. Parental guidance suggested.

Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 30 November 2022, 1pm

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

We focus on relaxing – or adapting – the theatre environment and preparing the audience by developing pre-show resources. During these performances, there is a relaxed attitude to noise, doors remain open and lights while dimmed remain on throughout the performance. You can leave the auditorium to take a break and a designated quiet area is available.

Find out more about Relaxed Performances

Open Captioned Performance: Wednesday 7 December 2022, 1pm

Captioning is available at selected performances. Captions are prepared from the script of the play by highly trained staff. During the performance, the captions are displayed on a screen, enabling the audience to read what is being said, without obstructing the performance.

Audio Described Performances: Wednesday 18 January 2023, 1pm & Wednesday 25 January 2023, 7.30pm

Audio Description (AD) enhances the live performance experience for people who are blind or have low vision by providing additional narration that complements the work.


Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Assistive hearing
  • Companion Card
  • Open captioned
  • Audio description
  • Relaxed performance

Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show comes to Melbourne.

Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of ‘Music of the Night’, ‘Think of Me’ and ‘All I Ask of You’ to the splendid ‘Masquerade’ and brilliant title song.

Now, you can hear them all in a spectacular new production that has stunned critics across the United Kingdom and North America. It features new direction by Laurence Connor, new scenic design by Paul Brown, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Scott Ambler and the original, Tony Award®-winning costume design by Maria Björnson.

Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the “eye-poppingly innovative” (Australian Financial Review) new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra. It “remains as visually ravishing as ever” (The Age), and “cannot fail to impress” (Time Out).

The Phantom haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daaé, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night?

Is Phantom of the Opera playing anywhere in 2022?

Catch the Beloved Classic, Live in 2022! Andrew Lloyd Webber's gothic magnum opus is back on Broadway and on tour, and this website can help you find amazing tickets for any Phantom of the Opera 2022 performance!

Why is Phantom of the Opera closing?

The international hit musical is closing its doors because it has been unable to meet its weekly running costs since it returned following the pandemic. However, Phantom was the top box-office draw for years.

Where is Phantom of the Opera playing in Melbourne 2022?

Coming to Australia The much-anticipated production, originally scheduled for 2021, will now open at the Sydney Opera House in August 2022 and Arts Centre Melbourne in October 2022.

Is Phantom of the Opera Cancelled?

'Phantom of the Opera' will close on Broadway in February after 35 years The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering recessions, war and cultural shifts — will play its final performance in New York on Feb. 18, 2023.