Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986, and at the Majestic Theatre in New York on 26 January 1988 with Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and Steve Barton in the leading roles. There have been dozens of productions worldwide since. Now 32 years after the production first opened, the show has won over 70 major theatre awards and has been seen by more than 140 million people worldwide.

Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics By Charles Hart
Book By Richard Stilgoe
Original Direction By Harold Prince
Original Choreography By Gillian Lynne
Opened 9 October 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London
Olivier Awards
3 awards including Musical of the Year
Evening Standard Awards
Best Musical
Tony Awards
7 x awards including Best Musical
Drama Desk Awards
7 awards
Outer Critics’ Circle Awards
5 awards
Dora Mavor Moore Awards
6 awards

Music Releases

The Phantom of the Opera

London Cast Recording
(2022)

The Phantom of the Opera

Global Edition (Multi-language)
(2022)

Symphonic Suites

(2021)

Unmasked: The Platinum Collection

Deluxe Edition
(2019)

The Phantom of the Opera

25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall
(2011)

The Phantom of the Opera

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(2004)

The Phantom of the Opera

Original London Cast
(1986)

TV & Movies

Masterpiece

2002

Royal Albert Hall Celebration

1998

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

2011

The Phantom of the Opera

2004

Licensing Phantom

The Phantom of the Opera is available to academic schools, colleges and amateur youth groups in the UK and Eire. The show is also available to academic groups in North America and in most European territories.