The Knot Garden

09 Oct 7.30pm
The Knot Garden 09 Oct 7.30pm

We are sorry to announce that English Touring Opera’s season of work at Hackney Empire, including all performances of The Turn of the ScrewThe Knot Garden and Greek will no longer take place in October 2020. We are working with ETO to arrange an alternative presentation for the Autumn period, which will take place instead of these shows. Please click here for a statement from ETO regarding this. 

Michael Tippett’s third opera is a compelling play-within-a-play.

Six emotionally charged people arrive at a country house with a knot garden, a sort of maze. While they each find their way through the maze, they are manipulated by psychotherapist, Magnus. He encourages them to take on characters from Shakespeare’s great play, The Tempest, while they work through their relationships.

ETO’s new production will be directed by David Freeman, revisiting his seminal production for the Royal Court Theatre (1984). Conducted by Richard Baker

Hackney Empire

This is obviously a very challenging time for us as an organisation and we would ask you to bear with us until we are able to confirm the new repertoire. We will contact you again as soon as we have the details of the new performances confirmed. If you need any clarity on this please contact

£37- £10  (plus £1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone).

Under 35:  Limited number of £5 tickets available over the phone across price bands C & D. Tickets will be held at the box office for collection and proof of age ID will be required for collecting tickets.

Concessions: £2 off (seniors, unwaged, disabled)
schools & students: £10

Multibuy :

Book for 2 performances in ETO Autumn Season get 20% off.

Book for 3 performances in ETO Autumn Season get 25% off.

(To get the offer you need to buy all tickets in one transaction to get the multi-buy discount and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.  The % discount will be deducted  automatically off full price adult tickets at the checkout)

Sung in English with English surtitles

Running Time : Approx 2 hours 30 mins



Cast & Creative Team

David FreemanDirector
Richard BakerConductor
David RogerDesigner

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