Tacita Dean: Inferno

Paul Hamlyn Hall, Royal Opera House, London

4 September 2021–7 April 2022

Open daily from 12pm

Ahead of the launch of its upcoming 2021/22 Season, the Royal Opera House will throw open its doors on the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September as part of Open House London — giving families, first-time visitors and the culturally curious a taste of one of the world’s most famous theatres, in the heart of the West End, for free.


In the Paul Hamlyn Hall, visitors will also see Tacita Dean’s original artwork for Inferno from Wayne McGregor’s eagerly anticipated Royal Ballet production of The Dante Project, which receives its world premiere in October.  The 12-metre long chalk-on-blackboard drawing, entitled Inferno, 2019, was created for the opening act of the ballet based on Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and will mark Dean's first experience designing sets and costumes for the stage. The work will remain on display until 7 April 2022.


There will be short musical recitals in the Paul Hamlyn Hall performed every hour between 11am and 4pm on both days of the Open House London, including recitals from tenor Alan Pingarron, as well as special performances from current and former singers of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme.


Click here for tickets for The Dante Project


4 Sep 2021