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With an idea, Ghandi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history. 

Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.

First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott’s highly acclaimed, spectacularly theatrical production is a visual feast. Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas.

Following the Olivier Award-winning run of Akhnaten in 2016, McDermott is reunited with Glass-specialist conductor Karen Kamensek. Distinguished British tenor Toby Spence sings Gandhi for the first time, and is joined by sopranos Charlotte Beament (Miss Schelesen) and Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo).

★★★★ 'An unmissable masterpiece' - The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ 'A striking achievement on many levels' - The Guardian
★★★★ 'Enthralling' - The Financial Times


33 St Martin's Lane




Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds.


3hrs 15mins

Good To Know

Please note that Satyagraha is sung in Sanskrit without surtitles.

No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after purchase - please print and present on arrival.


'An unmissable masterpiece' The Daily Telegraph

'A striking achievement on many levels' The Guardian

'Enthralling' The Financial Times

Performance Times

01 Feb - 27 Feb 2018

London Coliseum

33 St Martin's Lane




Latest customer reviews

  • Glass Satyagraha

    11 March 2018

    As a long time fan of Philip Glass and a life time admirer of the Mahatma I was bought tickets for the opera by my family for my 70th birthday. The whole show was absolutely fantastic - orchestra, performers and sets were superb and the whole production superb.

    Graham Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Outstanding

    11 March 2018

    Phillip Glass's Satyagraha was an excellent production. The crew were amazing too. I would recommend it to anyone even if opera really wasn't your thing and despite there being no subtitles. It is truly magical, contemplative and good for the soul.

    Borkowski Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Satygarha

    10 March 2018

    Brillliant opera and performance, not sure what I was expecting but I thought it was fantastic

    Miriam Ish -Horowicz Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 1 March 2018

    Great theatrical production. Mesmerising, enthralling...My first Philip Glass opera. I want to see more..and will come back to see Satyagraha again I hope.

    Irene Norman Confirmed ticket purchaser