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Bolshoi: Carmen Suite/Petrushka (TBC)

Bolshoi: Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle.


The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Sunday 19 May 201916:00

Bolshoi: Don Quixote (TBC)

Bolshoi: Don Quixote

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.


Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.


Captured live on April 10, 2016



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Sunday 2 Dec 201814:00

Bolshoi: La Bayadère (TBC)

Bolshoi: La Bayadère

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.


La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. Simply a must-see.

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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00

Bolshoi: La Sylphide (TBC)

Bolshoi: La Sylphide

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love…


La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00

Bolshoi: The Golden Age (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Golden Age

In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka…


With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!



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Sunday 7 Apr 201914:00

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins.


The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:00

Bolshoi: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Sleeping Beauty

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.


A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.


Captured live on Jan. 22, 2017



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Sunday 10 Mar 201914:00

Cinememories: Love Me or Leave Me (PG)

Cinememories: Love Me or Leave Me

During the 1920s, a small-time Chicago criminal, Martin Snyder (James Cagney), discovers a beautiful dancer, Ruth Etting (Doris Day), after she's fired from her job at a nightclub. Under Martin's management, Ruth works her way to the top of the entertainment industry, eventually becoming a famous jazz singer and Broadway actress. But as Ruth's popularity grows, Martin's obsessive and controlling behavior begins to threaten her success and happiness.

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Tuesday 3 Jul 201812:00 (CINEMEMORIES)

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live

Madama Butterfly​ is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action.


When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.


Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.


‘The emotional impact of the piece is devastating.’ - Stage


Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


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Thursday 21 Jun 201818:30

Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015) (12A)

Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015)

David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.


Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.


Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.


‘This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ - Daily Mail


Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.

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Thursday 26 Jul 201819:30

Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from

the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.


Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.


An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss.


Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated

Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.


Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


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Tuesday 14 Aug 201818:30

In the Fade (18)

In the Fade

Diane Kruger gives an astonishing, Cannes Best Actress award-winning performance in this riveting thriller by Turkish director Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven), which screened in Competition at the Festival and subsequently collected the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.


A loving, if unconventional wife and mother, Katja’s (Kruger) life falls apart when her Kurdish husband Nuri (Numan Acar) and their young son Rocco (Rafael Santana) are killed in a bombing in their home city of Hamburg. Struggling to cope with shock and the weight of her tremendous grief, she becomes obsessed with finding the perpetrators and understanding the reasons behind the seemingly senseless killing. Danilo (Denis Moschitto), a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja against the suspects – who hail from the xenophobic hard right – in a trial that pushes her to a moral crisis in her desperation for both justice and revenge.


A politically charged tale of grief and violence in modern Germany, Akin’s film dwells on both the pleasures of multiculturalism and the horror it causes on the far right; asking questions about how liberal societies should deal with home-grown extremists, as well as how their victims can fight back. A courtroom drama as well as a thriller, it’s anchored by Kruger’s brilliantly compelling turn as the hard-drinking, drug-using Katja, for whom the trial is a search for meaning in a newly nonsensical world.


"Diane Kruger delivers a career-high performance as the courageous, emotional and unforgiving survivor Katja."


Hollywood Reporter

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Friday 22 Jun 201820:50
Saturday 23 Jun 201818:00
Sunday 24 Jun 201817:00
Monday 25 Jun 201820:50
Tuesday 26 Jun 201816:0018:30
Wednesday 27 Jun 201816:00
Thursday 28 Jun 201815:30

Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars (U)

Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest living tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences for years with his incredible voice.


Captured live this summer at the Waldbühne amphitheatre in Berlin, performing famous arias and popular songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, this is a big screen treat not to be missed.

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Thursday 30 Aug 201820:00

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (TBC)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Get ready to sing, dance and laugh all over again backed by some of ABBA’s best loved hits.


10 years after Mamma Mia! and Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is back on

the sun-drenched Greek island of Kalokairi, however, her circumstances are a little different this time. Now pregnant, Sophie is struggling to find the knowledge and strength to move on to the most important chapter in her life. Searching for inspiration, she retraces her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) steps from the past in the hope of finding the courage to be the best mum she can be.


Enjoy a bottle of prosecco for £15 from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July with our ticket and prosecco offer. Please see the booking page for details.  

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Friday 20 Jul 201813:1515:5018:2521:00
Saturday 21 Jul 201815:0017:4520:30
Sunday 22 Jul 201813:0015:3018:0020:30
Monday 23 Jul 201812:4515:2018:0020:30
Tuesday 24 Jul 201812:4515:2018:00 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)20:30
Wednesday 25 Jul 201811:00 (Bringing Up Baby)13:3016:00 (Relaxed Screening)18:3021:00
Thursday 26 Jul 201812:0014:3017:00

Minamata: The Victims and Their World (18)

Minamata: The Victims and Their World

In the small town of Minamata in Kyushu, far from the metropolitan center, the fertilizer company Chisso built a factory to take advantage of cheap labor and commenced dumping mercury-filled wastewater into the nearby sea. Soon residents began exhibiting symptoms of a mysterious illness, a happening that would eventually develop into the worst case of environmental pollution in postwar Japan. Noriaki Tsuchimoto visits the patients and their families who sued Chisso and listens to their voices. His camera gently lifts the veil and reveals their reality. Minamata: The Victims and Their World is impressive in how it stands on the side of the patients, not only providing a collage of individual portraits, but also an understanding of their everyday lives.


One of the monuments of Japanese documentary, Minamata: The Victims and Their World played at many international festivals, winning an award at Locarno.


“Years since its first appearance, Noriaki Tsuchimoto’s seminal Minamata: The Victims and Their World has lost no measure of its power to shock, enrage, and inspire. A landmark of socially-engaged documentary, Minamata continues to sound a global alarm about the human and environmental consequences of industrial pollution, searingly evoked through Tsuchimoto’s patient, compassionate lenz.”                                                  

- John Gianvito, Filmmaker, Associate Professor/Emerson College


In Japanese with English subtitles

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Thursday 28 Jun 201810:30

National Theatre Live: Julie (12A)

National Theatre Live: Julie

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre.


Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.


This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.


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Thursday 6 Sep 201819:00

National Theatre Live: King Lear (12A)

National Theatre Live: King Lear

‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.


Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.


Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.


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Thursday 27 Sep 201819:00

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III (12A)

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.


Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:00

Ocean's 8 (12A)

Ocean's 8

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201816:00 (Relaxed Screening)20:50
Thursday 21 Jun 201816:00
Friday 22 Jun 201813:1518:20
Saturday 23 Jun 201820:30
Sunday 24 Jun 201819:30
Monday 25 Jun 201813:2018:20
Tuesday 26 Jun 201820:50 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)
Wednesday 27 Jun 201811:00 (Bringing Up Baby)21:00
Thursday 28 Jun 201818:00

Paddington (PG)

Paddington

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins).

Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

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Saturday 23 Jun 201812:00 (KIDS CLUB)

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.


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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (TBC)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.


For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...


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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida (TBC)

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida


"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"


Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to Phoenix Cinema from Shakespeare's home town.


The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.


Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.


With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.


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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:00

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers.


The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.


Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.

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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.


Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea.


Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15

Royal Opera House: Faust (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Faust

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for

youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.


Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris.


Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45

Royal Opera House: La Bayadère (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La Bayadère

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo.


Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15

Royal Opera House: La Traviata (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.


Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.


Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.


Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.


The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15

Royal Opera House: Mayerling (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Mayerling

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.


Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism.


This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

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Monday 15 Oct 201819:15

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.


Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.


Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.


Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Monday 3 Dec 201819:15

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades (TBC)

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.


The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere.


In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.


This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

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Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45

Royal Opera House: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.


Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.


Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.


Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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Thursday 16 May 201919:15

Stanley a Man of Variety + Timothy Spall Q&A (15)

Stanley a Man of Variety + Timothy Spall Q&A

Stanley, a Man of Variety is about a middle aged man who enjoys watching classic British films and TV shows from the 1960/70s.


He soon finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes he didn't commit and after many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember.


Timothy Spall plays all 15 characters in the nightmarish tale of a man stuck in prison, riddled with delusions and hallucinations.


We're delighted to welcome actor Timothy Spall for a Q&A following the screening.

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Wednesday 27 Jun 201818:30

The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett wrote, directs and stars in this superior biopic about the last days of Oscar Wilde.


Once one of the most famous authors in England, the great man of letters is now living in a kind of exile in Naples and Paris after being released from prison following a conviction for “gross indecency”; the result of his very public affair with Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas (Colin Morgan).


Lying on his death bed, Wilde’s eventful life comes flooding back via expertly interspersed flashbacks, featuring his glory days as the toast of the literary establishment and the beginning of his downfall – cast out by his humiliated ex-wife Constance (Emily Watson), though still supported by loyal allies Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) and Reggie Turner (Colin Firth). Now, viewing his situation with humour and an ironic detachment, he must nevertheless draw on his internal reserves to face the end of his life – and the wreckage of his public self – with courage.


'Rupert Everett is magnificent ... a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage.' -  

★★★★the Guardian


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Wednesday 20 Jun 201811:00 (Bringing Up Baby)13:3018:30 (MONTHLY FILM GROUP)
Thursday 21 Jun 201813:30
Friday 22 Jun 201815:45
Saturday 23 Jun 201815:00
Sunday 24 Jun 201814:15
Monday 25 Jun 201815:50
Tuesday 26 Jun 201813:30
Wednesday 27 Jun 201813:30 (Relaxed Screening)
Thursday 28 Jun 201813:00

The Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.


Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor (Piotr Beczała), who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess deof Bouillon (mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili). When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own.


In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.

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Saturday 12 Jan 201917:55
Sunday 13 Jan 201912:00 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Aida (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Aida

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.


Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris - mezzo-soprano Anita RachvelishvilI - is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy.


With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang.

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Saturday 6 Oct 201817:55
Sunday 7 Oct 201813:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Carmen (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Carmen

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production.


Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious Carmen gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo (bass Alexander Vinogradov). She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe.


Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.

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Saturday 2 Feb 201917:55
Monday 4 Feb 201912:00 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece.


As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress, Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flee the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced.


Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.

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Saturday 11 May 201917:00
Sunday 12 May 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walküre (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walküre

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written - including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries - Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring Cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.


When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both.


Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring Cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.

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Saturday 30 Mar 201917:00
Sunday 31 Mar 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini.


Gold Rush, 1849.


Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril.


Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Saturday 27 Oct 201817:55
Monday 29 Oct 201812:00 (Encore)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah,  Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging.


Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

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Saturday 2 Mar 201917:55
Sunday 3 Mar 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La traviata (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La traviata

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy.


Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo - tenor Juan Diego Flórez - declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken - and bent on revenge.


Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

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Saturday 15 Dec 201817:55
Sunday 16 Dec 201813:30 (Encore)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Marnie (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Marnie

A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?


Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna's collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.

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Saturday 10 Nov 201817:55
Monday 12 Nov 201812:00 (Encore)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Samson et Dalila (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Samson et Dalila

Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years.


Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly?

Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

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Saturday 20 Oct 201817:55
Sunday 21 Oct 201813:30 (Encore)

The Opera House (TBC)

The Opera House

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York.


Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s.


Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.


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Sunday 1 Jul 201814:00

The Sorrow and The Pity - Part 2: The Choice (12A)

The Sorrow and The Pity - Part 2: The Choice

Marcel Ophuls' four-and-a-half hour portrait of the French town of Clermont-Ferrand under German occupation from 1940-44 is one of the greatest documentaries ever made, as important as Claude Lanzmann's Shoah in its value not just as a film but as an essential historical record in its own right not least since its interviewees are all long dead.


Describing the fall of France and the rise of the Resistance, with the aid of newly-shot interviews and eye-opening archive footage including newsreels and propaganda films, Ophuls painstakingly crafts a complex, nuanced picture of what really happened in France over this period. He also demolishes numerous self-serving national myths to such an extent that, although he made the film for French television, they wouldn't show it for over a decade.


But, as he demonstrates again and again, the overwhelming majority of French citizens during this period weren't heroes, villains or cowards, but simply ordinary people trying to make the best of an impossible situation. And it is Ophuls' portrayal of these people, their hopes, their fears and their appalling moral quandaries, that remains unmatched in film history.

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Thursday 21 Jun 201810:30

Toddler Time (U)

Toddler Time

Do you remember the magic of your first cinema visit and the excitement of the big screen? Toddler Time aims to introduce some of our youngest audience members to the world of film.


Every Tuesday at 11am we screen a 30 minute film or series of shorts that have been specially selected for little ones.


What's more there is a fun activity and a chance to meet other parents and carers before the screening.


Free Activity at 10:30am.

As places are limited, book your spot as early as possible, in person or by telephone on 020 8444 6789. An on-line ticket purchase will not book a place.


Film at 11am

Ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets £3 for child plus 1 FREE accompanying adult. (Please order 1 child and 1 adult ticket, discount will then be applied.)


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Tuesday 26 Jun 201811:00 (Hey Duggee)

UKJF: Keep the Change (15)

UKJF: Keep the Change

David and Sarah, both on the autistic spectrum, meet at a summer group for people with autism and learning disabilities in NYC. Being there against his will, David keeps his distance at first, but, gradually, starts falling for bubbly and loving Sarah. Director Rachel Israel’s empathy for her characters – a quality that does not deny the film’s quirky humour – makes Keep the Change a particularly endearing romantic comedy. Winner of best narrative feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Thursday 28 Jun 201820:30