Scottish Opera statement on COVID-19 / Coronavirus 17.3.20

A note from our General Director Alex Reedijk:

Dear friends,

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of theatres, it is with the greatest regret that all performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Gondoliers, along with all other concerts, small-scale performances and events are now cancelled until further notice.

After five weeks of rehearsal of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it was shaping up to be an amazing night at the opera. I am so disappointed that we aren’t able to share it with you at this time. However, it is my sincere hope that there will be opportunity to present both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Gondoliers in the near future.

Here at Scottish Opera, the health of our supporters, staff, artists and musicians is our ongoing priority and we will be following UK and Scottish government guidelines over the coming months.  We urge you all to do the same.

We are extremely grateful for all the support that is helping us through these challenging times. This is as vital to us now as ever. We are also touched by all the kind messages we have received in the last few days.

Please be patient as our box offices work through the refund process in the coming weeks. However, we do hope to see you back in our theatres in the not too distant future.

With all our best wishes,



Public Performances update

March and April 2020

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Hermia’s Nightmare – postponed until further notice

Fox-Tot! – Scottish tour is cancelled

The Frogs / Scottish Opera Young Company – performances cancelled 


May to July 2020 

The Gondoliers and Utopia, Ltd – postponed until further notice 

Cavalleria Rusticana and Zingari  - performances cancelled 

Our Summer Pop-up Opera tour around Scotland is cancelled