Event Cinema

Plays, operas and ballets - live and encore screenings

The times below are the start of the main film, adverts and trailers are shown before the times stated

One Man, Two Guvnors [12A]

One Man, Two Guvnors [12A]

infrequent strong language, moderate sex references  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 210 minutes

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

More Info 26th September 7:00pm

Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening [U]

Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening [U]

very mild threat, violence, language  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 170 minutes

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breathtaking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi's Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra and Macbeth

More Info 1st October 7:00pm

Fleabag [15]

Fleabag [15]

strong language, sex references, references to sexual harassment  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 80 minutes

Sold Out for 12th Sep, encore Wed 2nd Oct 7.30pm, book below.

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

 

More Info 2nd October 7:30pm

Wise Children [15]

Wise Children [15]

strong sex references, references to abuse  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 150 minutes

Recorded Live March 2019

Emma Rice, celebrated British Theatre Producer brings her unique and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, from her new theatre company of the same name.

The story tells of a South London theatrical dynasty spanning over a number of decades. The all-singing, all-dancing show features first class performances from a talented ensemble and is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope.

More Info 3rd October 7:00pm

Don Giovanni [TBC]

Don Giovanni [TBC]

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Feature Length 210 minutes

The Royal Opera

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger... and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

More Info 8th October 6:45pm

Wise Children [15]

Wise Children [15]

strong sex references, references to abuse  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 150 minutes

Recorded Live March 2019

Emma Rice, celebrated British Theatre Producer brings her unique and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, from her new theatre company of the same name.

The story tells of a South London theatrical dynasty spanning over a number of decades. The all-singing, all-dancing show features first class performances from a talented ensemble and is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope.

More Info 9th October 3:00pm

Elvis Unleashed [PG]

Elvis Unleashed [PG]

Feature Length 110 minutes

See Elvis like you never have before on the big screen! Revisit the classic Elvis '68 Comeback Special from a brand new perspective, with alternative takes,and classic comeback moments that rejuvenated Elvis' career.

This brand new in cinema event includes exclusive interviews hosted by LA Times music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor/musician Dennis Quaid, up and coming singer/songwriter Jade Jackson, and legendary producer/director Steve Binder on the influences of Elvis in music today and the impact of Elvis on their lives. Quaid and Jackson perform Elvis classics, while Randy Lewis discusses the behind-the-scenes interactions that Steve Binder had with Elvis and his manager Colonel Parker, combining to create a new insightful celebration of the King himself.

More Info 10th October 7:00pm

Billy Connolly The Sex Life of Bandages [18]

Billy Connolly The Sex Life of Bandages [18]

Feature Length 130 minutes

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour.

Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities.

Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.

More Info 14th October 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream [12A]

A Midsummer Night's Dream [12A]

infrequent strong language, moderate sex references  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 190 minutes

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

 

More Info 17th October 7:00pm

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet [TBC]

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet [TBC]

Feature Length 90 minutes

Matthew Bourne’s modern day twist on this classic tale of forbidden love will be filmed especially for cinemas at Sadler’s Wells in August, featuring a specially commissioned orchestration of Prokofiev’s world-famous ballet score and performed by a talented ensemble of young dancers.

More Info 22nd October 7:30pm 23rd October 3:00pm

Don Pasquale [TBC]

Don Pasquale [TBC]

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Opera

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

More Info 24th October 7:30pm

Dracula Live [12A]

Dracula Live [12A]

Feature Length 135 minutes

The Northern Ballet

Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary production from Northern Ballet, played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets. ​​Broadcast LIVE to cinemas for Halloween​, Dracula is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more.

More Info 31st October 7:15pm

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III [TBC]

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III [TBC]

Feature Length 180 minutes

The Royal Ballet

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

More Info 5th November 7:15pm

Hansard [15]

Hansard [15]

Feature Length 180 minutes

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

More Info 7th November 7:00pm

42nd Street [PG]

42nd Street [PG]

mild innuendo, language  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 142 minutes

Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brockand featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby Of Broadway, this is pure musical magic on the big screen.

More Info 10th November 4:30pm 12th November 7:00pm

Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour [PG]

Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour [PG]

Feature Length 130 minutes

Following the hugely successful release of Shakira's album El Dorado -which eventually earned her a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album -she returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as “Chantaje”and “La Bicicleta”as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including “Hips Don't Lie”, 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”and “Estoy Aqui”, to sold out stadiums and arenas across the planet.

 

 

More Info 13th November 8:00pm

Timons Of Athens [TBC]

Timons Of Athens [TBC]

Feature Length 210 minutes

In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved.

Featuring a “searing central performance” (Guardian) from awardwinning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

More Info 20th November 7:00pm

Present Laughter [TBC]

Present Laughter [TBC]

Feature Length 180 minutes

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

More Info 28th November 7:00pm

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale (2015) [PG]

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale (2015) [PG]

Feature Length 180 minutes

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's
timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to
cinemas this festive season.

This beautifully reimagined production, co - directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley,Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

More Info 4th December 7:00pm

Coppelia [TBC]

Coppelia [TBC]

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Ballet

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

More Info 10th December 7:15pm

The Nutcracker [U]

The Nutcracker [U]

no material likely to offend or harm  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience. RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Thursday 8 December 2016

More Info 17th December 7:15pm 23rd December 1:30pm

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Concert [TBC]

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Concert [TBC]

Feature Length 120 minutes

Celebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert. This fantastic event will be conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and features a lively American programme including the star soprano Diana Damrau as guest soloist. Broadcast live from Berlin there are sure to be fireworks as the orchestra takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.

 

More Info 31st December 4:00pm

André Rieu - 70 Years Young [TBC]

André Rieu - 70 Years Young [TBC]

Feature Length 130 minutes

Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to André’s castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration. During the party, André is talking to Charlotte about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of The Second Waltz and his record-breaking world tours.

In this exclusive cinema event we discover how his life and experiences are reflected in his breathtaking concerts.

 

More Info 4th January 7:00pm 5th January 4:30pm

The Sleeping Beauty [TBC]

The Sleeping Beauty [TBC]

Feature Length 180 minutes

The Royal Ballet

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

More Info 16th January 7:15pm 20th January 2:00pm

La Boheme [TBC]

La Boheme [TBC]

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Opera

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant finalscene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

More Info 29th January 7:45pm

La Boheme [TBC]

La Boheme [TBC]

Feature Length 140 minutes

Metropolitan Opera recorded 13/14 season.

Tickets only £10 each.

Franco Zeffirelli's picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimi and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani onducts.

More Info 3rd February 2:00pm

Marston & Scarlett World Premieres [TBC]

Marston & Scarlett World Premieres [TBC]

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Ballet

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director ofBern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme

More Info 25th February 7:15pm

Fidelio [TBC]

Fidelio [TBC]

Sung in German with English subtitles

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Opera

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsenhis wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. Themusic is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

More Info 17th March 7:15pm 23rd March 2:00pm

Swan Lake [TBC]

Swan Lake [TBC]

Feature Length 180 minutes

The Royal Ballet

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

More Info 1st April 7:15pm 6th April 1:00pm

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [TBC]

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [TBC]

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Feature Length 180 minutes

The Royal Opera

wo opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into onewonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

More Info 21st April 7:00pm

The Dante Project [TBC]

The Dante Project [TBC]

Feature Length 180 minutes

The Royal Ballet

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s ownexile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

More Info 28th May 7:15pm

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Season Finale Concert [TBC]

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Season Finale Concert [TBC]

Feature Length 130 minutes

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”. This spectacular Season Finale Concert will be broadcast live from Berlin and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and insights into the programme.

 

More Info 12th June 6:30pm

Elektra [TBC]

Elektra [TBC]

Sung in German with English subtitles

Feature Length 120 minutes

The Royal Opera

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

More Info 18th June 7:45pm