A Terrible Innocence

'In the summer, we are haunted by "A Terrible Innocence" as the magical mystery of Peter Pan has children jumping out of windows and flying and pirates and crocodiles fighting it out in Neverland. Another fascinating but enigmatic character, Mélisande, also proves that innocence is not always what it seems, especially when bathed with the magical sonority of Debussy’s superb impressionist score.'

David Pountney, Chief Executive and Artistic Director

  • Peter Pan

    New Production

    16 May - 25 July

    Follow Peter Pan out through the window and fly with us to a land filled with wonder. Pirates, fairies and a ticking crocodile all await in Neverland - a place of unending imagination.

    3 Cities

  • The Magic Flute


    22 May - 12 June

    Every now and then we need a night at the theatre which just makes us smile. Dominic Cooke’s warm and witty production of The Magic Flute does just that.

    2 Cities

  • Pelléas and Mélisande


    New Production

    29 May - 13 June

    This is a tragic opera unlike any other, Debussy eschews vocal fireworks to create a strange, dreamlike atmosphere which is hard to escape from.

    2 Cities

  • WNO Foyer Concert


    29 May

    Members of WNO's Chorus, accompanied by pianist Susan Bird, will be performing a free concert on the Centre's foyer from 6pm - 6.45pm. The performance, entitled 'French Song,' is inspired by Debussy and will include works by Hahn, Faure, Massenet and Ravel as well as Debussy.

    1 City