Join or Sign In
Sign in to customize your TV listings
- Cast & Crew
The Phantom of the Opera
- 40 Metascore
- 2 hr 23 mins
- Drama, Horror, Music
Glorious visuals, impressive performances and one showstopping number after another grace this adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's spectacle. Gerard Butler plays the disfigured composer; Emmy Rossum is the young opera singer he loves. Joel Schumacher directed and co-wrote the script with Lloyd Webber.
Loading. Please wait...
My cable/satellite provider:
There are no TV airings over the next 14 days. Add it to your Watchlist to receive updates and availability notifications.
2:27 The Phantom Of The Opera
- 2005 - Golden Globe - Best Original Song - Motion Picture - nominated
- 2005 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - nominated
- 2005 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - nominated
- 2005 - Critics' Choice Awards - Best Picture - nominated
Cast & Crew See All
Latest news see all, trailers & videos see all.
The Phantom Of The Opera Scene: The Phantom Of The Opera
The Phantom Of The Opera Scene: These Things Do Happen
The Phantom Of The Opera Scene: Enter The Phantom
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Phantom Of The Opera Scene: Christine Daae Could Sing It
Popular movies see all movies.
War of the Worlds
Destined 2: Christmas Once More
The Miracle Club
Check Inn to Christmas
The Phantom of the Opera
Cast & crew.
Slightly stiff but sumptuous and faithful production.
- Reviews 169
© 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2023 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Awesome, you're subscribed!
Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!
The best things in life are free.
Sign up for our email to enjoy your city without spending a thing (as well as some options when you’re feeling flush).
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?
- Things to Do
- Food & Drink
- Arts & Culture
- Time Out Market
- Los Angeles
Get us in your inbox
🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!
‘The Phantom of the Opera’: How to stream Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical on Friday
The smash musical is free for a limited time starting Friday October 9
The lavish 25th-anniversary version of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall , is being broadcast free on The Shows Must Go On! , the YouTube channel from Universal and theatrical titan Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The stream begins on Friday October 9, but only for a brief time: viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch it for one day only, while those elsewhere in the world get 48 hours.
‘The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary’: what to expect
This is Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest hit of them all: a timeless tale of candlelit romance between a pretty young singer and the mask-wearing serial killer who has been stalking her from his subterranean lair beneath a 19th-century Parisian opera house. The libretto, adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel, is by Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber. If you're like about 130 million other people on the planet, there's a good chance you have seen 'Phantom' already—it is by far the longest-running show in Broadway history, and has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide—but this performance differs from Harold Prince's classic original staging.
To mark the musical's 25th anniversary in 2011, Laurence Connor directed a deluxe new staging of the show at London's grand Royal Albert Hall, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, with some 200 performers in the cast and orchestra. Footage from all three performances were edited together to create this film record, which was later shown in cinemas. The lovely Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who had portrayed the Phantom and Christine in Lloyd Webber's ill-fated 'POTO' sequel 'Love Never Dies' a year earlier, reunite to play the OG (Opera Ghost) versions in this production, with good support from Hadley Fraser as the uninteresting love interest Raoul and Wendy Ferguson as the demanding diva Carlotta. Be sure to keep watching after the bows: In a lengthy encore, the show's original West End and Broadway stars, Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, take the stage to sing their signature numbers.
In a departure from The Shows Must Go On!'s usual practice, the stream will be viewable for only 24 hours in the UK and Ireland, but for the usual full 48 hours everywhere else.
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is available on YouTube starting Friday October 9 at 7pm BST (2pm EDT, 4am AEST). It will be viewable for 24 hours in the UK and Ireland and for 48 hours elsewhere. Watch it here:
Here’s full information on streaming Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals online .
We’ve also ranked all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals from worst to best.
And here are our full guide to the best theatre to watch at home and our day-by-day guide to the best new streaming theater you can watch this week .
The Phantom of the Opera | Photograph: Courtesy the Really Useful Group
- Adam Feldman Theater and Dance Editor, Time Out USA
Share the story
An email you’ll actually love
Discover Time Out original video
- Press office
- Investor relations
- Work for Time Out
- Editorial guidelines
- Privacy notice
- Do not sell my information
- Accessibility statement
- Modern slavery statement
- Manage cookies
Time Out Worldwide
- All Time Out Locations
- North America
- South America
- South Pacific
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera to be streamed online
Following the previous successes of the streaming of two of his musicals - Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - to homes worldwide for free, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the third production to be made available.
Webber launched the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On two weeks ago in the face of the coronavirus crisis forcing millions of people across the world to be placed under lockdown, unable to leave their homes.
Theatres were closed in the West End on 23 rd March, and a number of initiatives have been set up, including one by the National Theatre, to stream world-class theatre productions online.
It has now been announced that the third production to be made available online will be the 25 th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera , filmed at the Royal Albert Hall and starring Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine.
The stream will begin at 7pm on 17 th April, and will be available to watch for 24 hours (as opposed to 48 hours, as was the case with the previous two productions).
Originally published on Jan 25, 2022 19:49
Culture | Theatre
How to watch The Phantom of the Opera online for free as Andrew Lloyd Webber releases classic musicals online
The next Andrew Lloyd Webber show announced to stream online is a biggun’ – The Phantom of the Opera will be streaming this week .
A filmed special 25th anniversary version, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, will be released this Friday as part of a series of the composer’s musicals being put online .
Running since 1986, Phantom is the second longest-running West End musical (after Les Mis) and is a firm favourite with fans all over the world.
Lloyd Webber is announcing a new show to be screened on YouTube every week, so we’ll keep you updated.
For now, here’s everything you need to know about watching the musical.
How to watch The Phantom of the Opera online free:
The musical will be available to watch from 7pm on Friday April 17 on YouTube . It will be available to viewers in the UK for 24 hours afterwards.
You can tune in here, or set a reminder:
While it is free to watch, the channel is encouraging viewers to donate to a number of charities to support theatremakers: Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund.
There’s also an option to buy the full show here from YouTube movies if you’d like to keep it.
Who is in the cast?
The 25th anniversary cast has Ramin Karimloo playing the Phantom with Sierra Boggess as Christine, performing with a cast and orchestra of more than 200. As it was a particularly special occasion, a number of special guests made appearances too – original cast members Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and John Owen-Jones.
What is The Phantom of the Opera about?
Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical tells the story of a masked musical genius who lives underneath a Paris opera house and falls in love with a beautiful soprano. It features such songs as All I Ask of You , Music of the Night and, of course, The Phantom of the Opera.
Lily Allen and Lionesses among winners at Glamour Women of the Year awards
McKellen and Miller among star-studded cast for our celebration of London theatre
Death of England: Closing Time at the NT – uniquely brilliant
England and Ireland set for semi-finals, but Wales could miss out
Sign up for free to continue reading
Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events..
Already have an account? Sign in
Your email address
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
You must be at least 18 years old to create an account