Event Cinema

Plays, operas and ballets - live and encore screenings

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Military Wives - Premiere Event Live From Leicester Square [12A]

Military Wives - Premiere Event Live From Leicester Square [12A]

Feature Length 180 minutes

Streamed footage of host Lorraine Kelly interviewing stars of the film, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan and other celebrities from the red carpet.

Plus a special live performance from the Military Wives Choir.

More Info 24th February 6:15pm

The Cellist/Dances At A Gathering [12A As Live]

The Cellist/Dances At A Gathering [12A As Live]

Feature Length 150 minutes

The Royal Ballet

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is 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. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

More Info 25th February 7:15pm

Radioactive Preview Screening With Q&A [12A]

Radioactive Preview Screening With Q&A [12A]

upsetting scenes, moderate injury detail, language, sex  Ratings info

Feature Length 150 minutes

For International Women’s Day we’re delighted to show an exclusive preview of RADIOACTIVE, a biopic of pioneering scientist Marie Curie. The film will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with star Rosamund Pike and director Marjane Satrapi, broadcast live from Curzon Mayfair.

More Info 8th March 1:45pm

Fidelio [12A As Live]

Fidelio [12A As Live]

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

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna [U]

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna [U]

no material likely to offend or harm  Ratings info

Feature Length 97 minutes

Recorded Concert filmed live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna in October 2019

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.

More Info 24th March 7:30pm

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together [12A]

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together [12A]

Feature Length 150 minutes

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their sold-out tour.

Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’.

More Info 28th March 7:30pm 31st March 2:00pm

Swan Lake [12A As Live]

Swan Lake [12A As Live]

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

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Live From the World Premiere [TBC]

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Live From the World Premiere [TBC]

Feature Length 135 minutes

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with David Attenborough live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

 

More Info 16th April 7:15pm

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [12A As Live]

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [12A As Live]

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

King John [TBC]

King John [TBC]

Feature Length 210 minutes

RSC Recorded Live March 2020

Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC. This features a young and exciting cast, including Rosie Sheehy in the role of King John.

More Info 29th April 7:00pm

VE Day 75 LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall [PG As Live]

VE Day 75 LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall [PG As Live]

Feature Length 182 minutes

On Friday May 8th 2020, exactly 75 years to the day, the Royal Albert Hall will host VE Day 75, a special concert of commemoration and celebration to mark ‘Victory in Europe’ Day, one of history’s most significant dates, led by the same producers that brought you box office successes DamBusters with Dan Snow and D-Day 70. In honour of this historic date the British government has moved the May Day holiday, providing a national public holiday across the UK. This event live from the Royal Albert Hall will kick off a weekend of celebrations.

More Info 8th May 7:15pm

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes [TBC]

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes [TBC]

Feature Length 97 minutes

Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster.

 

More Info 19th May 7:30pm

The Welkin [15 As Live]

The Welkin [15 As Live]

Feature Length 180 minutes

National Theatre

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

More Info 21st May 7:00pm

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes [TBC]

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes [TBC]

Feature Length 97 minutes

Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster.

 

More Info 24th May 2:00pm

The Dante Project [12A As Live]

The Dante Project [12A As Live]

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

The Winter's Tale [12A As Live]

The Winter's Tale [12A As Live]

Royal Shakespeare Company

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.

More Info 10th June 7:00pm

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Season Finale Concert [PG As Live]

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Season Finale Concert [PG As Live]

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 [12A As Live]

Elektra [12A As Live]

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

The Comedy Of Errors [12A As Live]

The Comedy Of Errors [12A As Live]

Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen. Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse

More Info 15th July 7:00pm

André Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert: Happy Together [PG As Live]

André Rieu 2020 Maastricht Concert: Happy Together [PG As Live]

Feature Length 180 minutes

Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like
no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year!

 

More Info 1st August 7:00pm 2nd August 3:00pm