In line with the latest health advice, De Montfort Hall is now closed to the public.
We are currently working on rescheduling shows that this closure will affect. Tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, for rescheduled shows will automatically be transferred to the new dates and ticket holders will be contacted in due course, via email, to discuss options.
Please check our social media channels and individual show web pages for more details.
Thank you for your ongoing patience, support and understanding in what is an unprecedented situation.


Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as class, patriotism and the Royal Navy.

Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.

This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

30th Aug

Illyria Presents

Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore CANCELLED

  • Classical & Opera
  • Outdoor Event

Illyria Management, "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we write to you to inform you that Illyria is cancelling its 2020 season because of the Covid-19 virus outbreak.
We haven’t taken this decision lightly, and have sought advice form multiple sources on the possibility of severe disruption during the peak time of our touring schedule in June-August, which would coincide with what the Government has identified as the time the infection rate will peak."


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