Event Cinema

Plays, operas and ballets - live and encore screenings

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Lionel Richie At Glastonbury [U]

Lionel Richie At Glastonbury [U]

very mild bad language, sex references  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 100 minutes


In an exclusive, one-night theatrical release of "Lionel Richie at Glastonbury," the filmed version of veteran singer-songwriter Lionel Richie's iconic Glastonbury Festival performance comes to cinemas. In 2015, Richie performed for nearly 200,000 fans during the U.K. festival's distinguished Sunday teatime slot, reserved for music legends.

See Lionel's performance at one of the most iconic festivals in the world on the big screen and sing along with favorites like All Night Long, Dancing on the Ceiling, and Hello!

 

More Info 19th November 7:30pm

Timon Of Athens [12A]

Timon Of Athens [12A]

moderate bad language, bloody images  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 170 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

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet [12A]

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet [12A]

moderate violence, bloody images  BBFCinsight

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 21st November 4:00pm

Present Laughter [PG]

Present Laughter [PG]

mild bad language, sex references  BBFCinsight

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

Les Miserables: The Staged Concert [12A As Live]

Les Miserables: The Staged Concert [12A As Live]

Feature Length 170 minutes

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s glittering West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast headed by Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon for one night only on 2 December which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16-week season.

More Info 2nd December 6:45pm

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 Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim 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 3rd February 2:00pm

Kinky Boots The Musical [TBC]

Kinky Boots The Musical [TBC]

Feature Length 133 minutes

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.

More Info 4th February 7:30pm 9th February 4:30pm

The Cellist/Dances At A Gathering [TBC]

The Cellist/Dances At A Gathering [TBC]

Feature Length 150 minutes

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

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

The Winter's Tale [TBC]

The Winter's Tale [TBC]

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 [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

The Comedy Of Errors [TBC]

The Comedy Of Errors [TBC]

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