The Longest Ride

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The Longest Ride

128 min - - 19 Jun 2015

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The Longest Ride

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The Longest Ride

128 min - - 19 Jun 2015

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Entourage

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Entourage

105 min - - 19 Jun 2015

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Jurassic World

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Jurassic World

124 min - Action & Adventure,Mystery & Suspense,Science Fict - 12 Jun 2015

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Minions

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Minions

91 min - Animation,Kids & Family,Comedy - 26 Jun 2015

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Magic Mike XXL

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Magic Mike XXL

116 min - - 3 Jul 2015

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The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

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The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

147 min - Play Stage to Screen - 25 Jun 2015

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LIVE at the REGAL

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LIVE at the REGAL

150 min - - 5 Jul 2015

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Spy

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Spy

120 min - - 5 Jun 2015

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Ted 2

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Ted 2

116 min - - 10 Jul 2015

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Terminator Genisys

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Terminator Genisys

126 min - Action & Adventure - 3 Jul 2015

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Mr Holmes

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Mr Holmes

104 min - - 19 Jun 2015

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Minions

Rated U
Minions

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex... Read more »

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

June

Minions 3D

Rated U
Minions 3D

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex... Read more »

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

July

Jurassic World

Rated 12A
Jurassic World

Dinos reign again in this fourth entry of the Jurassic Park series to be scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

June

Jurassic World 3D

Rated 12A
Jurassic World 3D
June

Entourage

Rated 15
Entourage

Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Movie star Vincent Chase Grenier , together with his boys, Eric... Read more »

Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back...and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood. Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle. Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold's wife, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh, Debi Mazar as Vince's publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as Lloyd; Constance Zimmer as Dana Gordon, and Nora Dunn as Dr. Marcus. Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself. Rounding out the cast are Alan Dale, who appeared in the series, rapper Scott Mescudi, and Rhonda Rousey.

June

The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

Rated PG
The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers both called Antipholus , and one pair of estranged twin servants both called Dromio , keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you... Read more »

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

The final Globe On Screen film for 2015 brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter as it crams in “more hilarious anarchy than you can shake a fish, cat or identity-confused servant at.” (London Theatre Guide).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
June

Carmen - LIVE - ENO

Carmen - LIVE - ENO

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s  Carmen . Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by... Read more »

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe.

Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.

Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong.

Carmen is sung and surtitled in English

Conductor  Sir Richard Armstrong/ Martin Fitzpatrick (16 & 18 June)

Director  Calixto Bieito

Set Designer  Alfons Flores

Costume Designer  Mercè Paloma

Lighting Designer  Bruno Poet

Translator  Christopher Cowell

Carmen  Justina Gringyte

Don José  Eric Cutler

Micaëla  Eleanor Dennis

Escamillo  Leigh Melrose

Frasquita  Rhian Lois

Mercédès  Clare Presland

Moralès  George Humphreys

Dancairo  Geoffrey Dolton

Remendado  Alun Rhys-Jenkins

Zuniga  Graeme Danby

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July

Terminator Genisys

Rated 12A
Terminator Genisys

James Cameron's sci-fi classic gets rebooted in this Paramount production designed as the first installment in a new trilogy.

July
Special Advance Screening on Thu 2nd Jul at 18:00 - Be the first to see this film BEFORE the nationwide release date.

Terminator Genisys 3D

Rated 12A
Terminator Genisys 3D

James Cameron's sci-fi classic gets rebooted in this Paramount production designed as the first installment in a new trilogy.

July
Special Advance Screening on Thu 2nd Jul at 14:45, Thu 2nd Jul at 21:00 - Be the first to see this film BEFORE the nationwide release date.

Magic Mike XXL

Rated 15
Magic Mike XXL

The continuing story of male stripper, Magic Mike.

July

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Rated U
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

SpongeBob SquarePants, the worlds favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

July
Sat 4th Jul at 12:00, Sun 5th Jul at 12:00 - Mini Merlin matinees at pocket money prices - All seats just £1.99

Willliam Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Willliam Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty,... Read more »

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Starring

Gerald Finley, Malin Byström, John Osborn, Enkelejda Shkosa, Sofia Fomina and Nicolas Courjal

Composer

Gioachino Rossini

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

Damiano Michieletto

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in French

Running time 240 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July

Ted 2

Rated 15
Ted 2

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

July

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris Broken, London Road... Read more »

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July
This production contains depictions of recreational drug use and frequent uses of strong language.

Ant-Man

Rated TBC
Ant-Man

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save... Read more »

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Showing from the 17th July 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Thomas and Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Rated U
Thomas and Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Shiver me timbers Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet. Unearthing an old pirate ship, Thomas is on the hunt for Sodor's lost treasure. When Thomas rocks the boat with some new... Read more »

Shiver me timbers! Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet. Unearthing an old pirate ship, Thomas is on the hunt for Sodor's lost treasure. When Thomas rocks the boat with some new friends, trouble soon rushes in. Will Thomas track down the treasure in time or will Sailor John set sail with it? Join Thomas & Friends? in this explosive movie adventure!
The voice cast includes a host of big stars including Eddie Redmayne, Sir John Hurt, and Olivia Colman.
Exclusively screening in Cinemas for a limited period only.

Showing from the 17th July 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Self/Less

Rated 12A
Self/Less

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man Ryan Reynolds . But... Read more »

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Showing from the 17th July 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

Rated 12A
André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event. br   br In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office... Read more »

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.
 
In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema.

This year is the 11th consecutive year of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht!  Be prepared for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special annual event.
 
One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.  Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!   
 
The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval.
Spoken parts in English and Dutch (with English subtitles supplied).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July

André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (ENCORE)

Rated TBC
André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (ENCORE)

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event. In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke... Read more »

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.

In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema.

This year is the 11th consecutive year of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! Be prepared for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special annual event.

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age. Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!

The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval.

Spoken parts in English and Dutch (with English subtitles supplied).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and... Read more »

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
August

The Beaux' Stratagem (Live) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

The Beaux' Stratagem (Live) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

Simon Godwin Man and Superman directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to... Read more »

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Aida on Sydney Harbour

Rated TBC
Aida on Sydney Harbour

Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. br There could be no grander setting for such an opera than... Read more »

Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.
There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour's edge. It's a monumental undertaking, with a team of more than 700 people involved in the project before a single note is heard over the harbour.

Aida is the biggest opera they've ever performed on the opera stage. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous 'Triumphal March', battle scenes and ancient temples, there's an emotional heart.

Long after the fireworks have faded from the sky and Amneris sings her quiet, concluding prayer, you'll see the true mastery of this opera: it is at once an historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy.

Running time: Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Performed in Italian with English translations

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Romeo and Juliet (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Romeo and Juliet (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Kenneth MacMillan's famous version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015 16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and... Read more »

Kenneth MacMillan's famous version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but MacMillan's focus is always on the complex emotions of the young lovers - especially on Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan's ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Coriolanus (Encore) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

Rated 12A
Coriolanus (Encore) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston The Avengers , War... Read more »

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.

Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart's genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human... Read more »

Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart's genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human by Mozart's outstanding music. David McVicar's popular staging of this comedy returns in the hands of the leading British conductor Ivor Bolton. The cast is led by the star bass Erwin Schrott, who has sung the role to great acclaim at Covent Garden before, partnered with star Romanian soprano Anita Hartig in the role of Susanna.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

The Importance of Being Earnest (Live)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Live)

Don't miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast LIVE to cinemas from London's Vaudeville Theatre on 8 October 2015.... Read more »

Don't miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast LIVE to cinemas from London's Vaudeville Theatre on 8 October 2015. Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King's Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wilde's superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language - the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud!

Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus - regular player at Shakespeare's Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey's Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions - and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

Giselle (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Giselle (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Adolphe Adam Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against... Read more »

Music Adolphe Adam

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

This gem of Romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in the classical repertoire, touching upon the great Romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy, and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama. 

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

Hamlet - LIVE - National Theatre

Hamlet - LIVE - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch BBC’s Sherlock , The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner Posh ,  Chimerica and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

The Barber of Seville (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

The Barber of Seville (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. Filled with fun and farce, English National Opera's classic staging of this sunny adventure follows the escapades of the... Read more »

Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. Filled with fun and farce, English National Opera's classic staging of this sunny adventure follows the escapades of the barber Figaro as he assists Count Almaviva to prise the beautiful yet feisty Rosina away from her lecherous guardian Dr Bartolo. 'Great fun and highly recommended' The Guardian Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller's much-loved production remains as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini's sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes. The wonderful Andrew Shore takes the role of Dr Bartolo, alongside Kathryn Rudge as Rosina and rising baritone Morgan Pearse as Figaro. 'Another all-time favourite' Sunday Express The Barber of Seville is sung in English with subtitles.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following... Read more »

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 18th March 2015

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October

Jewels- Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Jewels- Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Gabriel Fauré Emeralds , Igor Stravinsky Rubies , Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Diamonds Choreography George Balanchine Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges Cast Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet This... Read more »

Music Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)

Choreography George Balanchine

Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges

Cast Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone.

With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built a homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style – Paris, New York and St Petersburg – each represented by a contrasting jewel – emerald, ruby and diamond. Jewels offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Balanchine’s visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.

Captured live on 19 Jan 2014

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November

Carmen / Viscera / Aftrenoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16

Carmen / Viscera / Aftrenoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet. Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta... Read more »

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet.

Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta will dance the lead role.

Liam Scarlett has used Lowell Liebermann's thrilling Piano Concerto No.1 as the inspiration for his similarly audacious choreography in Viscera.

Debussy's evocative score is the inspiration for Jerome Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun, which depicts two ballet dancers as absorbed by their own reflections as they are attracted to each other.

George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky pas de deux uses a fragment of music composed for the 1877 production of Swan Lake for an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique.

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November

The Mikado (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

The Mikado (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

Broadcast live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, English National Opera's spectacular production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience the irresistible combination of wonderful wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this... Read more »

Broadcast live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, English National Opera's spectacular production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience the irresistible combination of wonderful wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this acclaimed production from Jonathan Miller. 'A glorious production of Gilbert and Sullivan's best comic opera' Daily Express When flirting is banned in the town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo and his beloved Yum-Yum are forced to go to extreme measures to protect themselves and the town from the wrath of the all-powerful Mikado. Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, ENO's dazzlingly inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what for many has become the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the role of the Mikado with Richard Suart as Ko-Ko and Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory as the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo. 'Has timeless appeal... perfection' The Independent The Mikado is sung in English with subtitles.

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December

The Lady of Camellias (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

The Lady of Camellias (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Frédéric Chopin Choreography John Neumeier After Alexandre Dumas Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by Parisian high society. Despite her... Read more »

Music Frédéric Chopin

Choreography John Neumeier

After Alexandre Dumas

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life.

The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi’s dancers can deliver. “Neumeier’s character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges.” – Financial Times. 

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December

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers' masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the... Read more »

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers' masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.

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December

The Nutcracker (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

The Nutcracker (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet's classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of... Read more »

Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet's classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Peter Wright's enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky's score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

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December

The Taming Of The Shrew (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

The Taming Of The Shrew (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot After William Shakespeare Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and sweet-natured Bianca, including Lucentio. However, her father will not let anyone marry her before... Read more »

Music Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot

After William Shakespeare

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and sweet-natured Bianca, including Lucentio. However, her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered Katherina, is married herself.

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, non-stop dance unlike any other, revealing the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!

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January
2016

Two Pigeons / Rhapsody (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Two Pigeons / Rhapsody (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was... Read more »

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton's romantic style.

The second half of the programme features Ashton's delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.

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January
2016

La Traviata (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

La Traviata (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi's finest operas, and Richard Eyre's traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera's most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Val ry, one of opera's greatest... Read more »

La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi's finest operas, and Richard Eyre's traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera's most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera's greatest heroines, based on the reallife courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. In this revival, Violetta is sung by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva in her debut with The Royal Opera, following her successful appearance as Violetta at the Glyndebourne Festival.

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February
2016

The Magic Flute (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

The Magic Flute (LIVE) - English National Opera 2015/2016 Season

Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD. The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Mozart's timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the... Read more »

Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD. The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Mozart's timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue the princess Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night. This is a fantastically theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite Theatre's artistic director Simon McBurney where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life. 'A wonderfully original Magic Flute' Daily Express The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina. 'Startling humour and theatrical wizardry' The Observer The Magic Flute is sung in English with subtitles.

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March
2016

Spartacus - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Spartacus - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Aram Kachaturian Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Cast Mikhail Lobukhin Spartacus , Svetlana Zakharova Aegina , Vladislav Lantratov Crassus , Anna Nikulina Phrygia and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian soldier, is captured... Read more »

Music Aram Kachaturian

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Mikhail Lobukhin (Spartacus), Svetlana Zakharova (Aegina), Vladislav Lantratov (Crassus), Anna Nikulina (Phrygia) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian soldier, is captured by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented uprising.

Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968, and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, alongside Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina.

Captured live on 20 Oct 2013 

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March
2016

Boris Gudunov (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Boris Gudunov (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky's historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer's vision of Pushkin's play about Tsar Boris... Read more »

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky's historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer's vision of Pushkin's play about Tsar Boris Godunov - who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 - was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874.  

Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel's assumption of the title role - one of the most complex characters in opera - while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.

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March
2016

Giselle (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Giselle (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet's title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an... Read more »

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet's title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.

For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright's production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.

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April
2016

Don Quixote (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Don Quixote (Live) - Bolshoi Ballet From Moscow 2015/16 Season

Music  Leon Minkus Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky Libretto Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote sets off with his loyal squire Sancho... Read more »

Music Leon Minkus

Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky)

Libretto Marius Petipa (after Miguel de Cervantes)

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote sets off with his loyal squire Sancho Panza on journey full of adventures in search of his perfect woman. Along the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper, who he thinks might be his ideal love.

The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exhilarating performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colourful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!

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April
2016

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera's most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and... Read more »

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera's most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti's finest works.

The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. The title role will be sung by Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on that of her secret lover, the reckless and passionate Edgardo.

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April
2016

Frankenstein (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Frankenstein (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love,... Read more »

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.

For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.

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May
2016

Werther (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Werther (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, -... Read more »

Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, - small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer's finest work.

The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano returns to conduct film, theatre and opera director Benoît Jacquot's classic production. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as Werther, alongside Joyce DiDonato, who sings her first Charlotte (one of the great French mezzo roles) in this staging.

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June
2016