2001: A Space Odyssey (U)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Coinciding with their current project BEYOND, we've teamed up with Allenheads Contemporary Arts to screen Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Allenheads Contemporary Arts’s project BEYOND features over 30 artists who are looking to the skies and beyond from the North Pennines Observatory on ACA’s premises, as an inspiration to make new work.


Join some of the artists and curators for a drink in Scott’s before and after the screening where you will see artworks by several BEYOND artists.


With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking in this classic science fiction masterpiece; a contemplation on the nature of humanity.


2001: A Space Odyssey spans from the dawn of man to its title year. Stone Age Earth: In the presence of a mysterious black obelisk, pre-humans discover the use of tools -- and weapons -- violently taking first steps toward intelligence. 1999: On Earth's moon astronauts uncover another mysterious black obelisk. 2001: Between Earth and Jupiter, the spacecraft's intelligent computer makes a mistake that kills most of the human crew -- then continues to kill to hide its error. Beyond Time: The sole survivor of the journey to Jupiter ascends to the next level of humanity.


For more information about ACA visit: www.acart.org.uk

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Tuesday 3 Jul 201819:45 Book Now (ACA BEYOND)

A Wrinkle In Time (PG)

A Wrinkle In Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.


Every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film, ranging from Disney classics to contemporary releases. All tickets are only £3.50

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Saturday 30 Jun 201811:30 Book Now (KIDS' CLUB)

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert (12A)

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in cinemas this summer, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.


We are excited to be screening a recorded performance on Sunday 12th August.

‘Amore - My Tribute to Love', is the renowned violinist's tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.



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Sunday 12 Aug 201816:30 Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker: Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert (12A)

Berliner Philharmoniker: Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.


Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.” Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.


Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.


Come and celebrate this historic event with a free glass of prosecco on arrival.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201818:30 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/ Petrushka (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: 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.


Carmen Suite

Music: Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin

Choreography: Alberto Alonso

Libretto Alberto Alonso after: Carmen de Prosper Mérimée


Petrushka

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: Edward Clug


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 19 May 201916:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere

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. A must-see!


Music: Léon Minkus

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: 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.


Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Choreography: Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville

Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: 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.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich


Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

Bolshoi Ballet: 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.


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after: Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa


Cast: Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (The Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (The Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine)


Captured live on Jan. 22, 2017

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Sunday 10 Mar 201915:00 Book Now (RECORDED)

Book Club (12A)

Book Club

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201815:00 Book Now (BUY 5 GET 6TH TICKET FREE)
Thursday 21 Jun 201819:30 Book Now
Sunday 24 Jun 201819:00 Book Now
Monday 25 Jun 201817:00 Book Now
Tuesday 26 Jun 201817:00 Book Now
Wednesday 27 Jun 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 28 Jun 201817:00 Book Now

Custody (15)

Custody

After a bitter divorce, Miriam (Drucker) and Antoine (Ménochet) battle for sole custody of their son, Julien (Gioria). Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something; the truth is buried in deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, Julien becomes a pawn in a tense conflict that soon brings the family’s fraught past to light.


Winner of prestigious awards at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, including the Silver Lion for best director, Custody is a gripping, tension-filled drama that heralds a stunning new cinematic voice in Xavier Legrand. Legrand’s mastery of building suspense, supported by exceptional performances from Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker and Thomas Gioria, marks this out as one of the must-see films of 2018.

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Tuesday 26 Jun 201819:30 Book Now (WIDE SKIES)
Wednesday 27 Jun 201814:00 Book Now (WIDE SKIES)

Deadpool 2 (15)

Deadpool 2

The wise-cracking, gun-toting, fourth wall-breaking Merc with a Mouth is back in Deadpool 2, and as promised last time around, he’s bringing a friend: robot-armed warrior Cable.


Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are back to keep an eye on him again, expert markswoman Domino’s making an appearance… and he’s bound to run into trouble with Cable, whose appearance may or may not mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


Ryan Reynolds puts on the mask and shatters the fourth wall once again for Deadpool 2, alongside Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin.

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Friday 22 Jun 201819:30 Book Now
Saturday 23 Jun 201819:30 Book Now

Edie (12A)

Edie

Sheila Hancock is at her sublime best as Edie, an elderly woman who, in the aftermath of the death of her controlling husband, decides to fulfil a long-held dream of climbing a Scottish mountain. Against her daughter’s wishes, she heads to Scotland and employs Jonny (Kevin Guthrie) to help her get the right equipment and train her for the gruelling climb. As the pair talk, bicker and have fun, they reveal more about their lives to each other, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

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Friday 22 Jun 201817:00 Book Now
Saturday 23 Jun 201816:30 Book Now
Sunday 24 Jun 201816:30 Book Now
Monday 25 Jun 201819:30 Book Now
Tuesday 26 Jun 201812:30 Book Now
Wednesday 27 Jun 201817:00 Book Now
Thursday 28 Jun 201819:30 Book Now

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will 'sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance' (Financial Times). With 'songs that have the wow factor' (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and 'hilarious' book and lyrics 'with delightful punch' (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.


Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.

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Thursday 5 Jul 201819:20 Book Now (LIVE)

Hey Duggee (U)

Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee is a place for children (and their parents) to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to do and learn things together!


This week we will be learning with The Squirrel Club who will be earning The Footprint Badge, The Dancing Bug Badge, The Doctor Badge, The Obstacle Course Badge and The Going Slow Badge.

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Tuesday 26 Jun 201810:15 Book Now

La Boheme On Sydney Harbour (12A)

La Boheme On Sydney Harbour

From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohčme at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini's beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

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Thursday 13 Sep 201819:00 Book Now

McKellen: Playing the Part (12A)

McKellen: Playing the Part

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight. 


McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

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Wednesday 11 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

National Theatre - Julie (12A)

National Theatre - 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 to cinemas.


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 Book Now (LIVE)

National Theatre - King Lear (12A)

National Theatre - 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 Book Now (LIVE)

National Theatre - The Madness of George III (12A)

National Theatre - The Madness of George III

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, 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 Book Now (LIVE)

On Chesil Beach (15)

On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle star in ‘On Chesil Beach’, based on Ian McEwan’s acclaimed novel and directed by Dominic Cooke in his feature debut.


It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.


From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.


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Thursday 21 Jun 201817:00 Book Now

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast to us live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15 Book Now

Paddington (PG)

Paddington
Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos. Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before. But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat ... Every Saturday morning at Kids' Club we show a family friendly film, ranging from Disney classics to contemporary releases. All tickets are only £3.50
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Saturday 23 Jun 201811:30 Book Now (KIDS CLUB)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

RSC Live: Romeo & 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. broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00 Book Now

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (12A)

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… broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00 Book Now

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida (12A)

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 cinemas 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 Book Now

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPH IN CARLOS ACOSTA’S VIBRANT PRODUCTION OF THIS DAZZLING BALLET.


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.


CHOREOGRAPHY: CARLOS ACOSTA

AFTER: MARIUS PETIPA

MUSIC: LUDWIG MINKUS

ARRANGED AND ORCHESTRATED BY MARTIN YATES


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern Triple Bill (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern Triple Bill

TWO RECENT WORKS AND ONE WORLD PREMIERE SHOWCASE THE CONTEMPORARY FACE OF THE ROYAL BALLET.


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.


CHOREOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI, CRYSTAL PITE

MUSIC: EZIO BOSSO, TBC, HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING


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Thursday 16 May 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere (TBC)

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere

NATALIA MAKAROVA’S PRODUCTION OF THIS 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC BALLET BRINGS AN EXOTIC WORLD OF TEMPLE DANCERS AND NOBLE WARRIORS TO LIFE.


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.


CHOREOGRAPHY: NATALIA MAKAROVA

AFTER: MARIUS PETIPA

MUSIC: LUDWIG MINKUS ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:

3 HOURS 5 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Mayerling (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Mayerling

DANGEROUS DESIRES, FAMILY SECRETS AND POLITICAL INTRIGUES TWIST THROUGH EVERY MOMENT OF DARING CHOREOGRAPHY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S BALLET INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS.


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


CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: FRANZ LISZT

ARRANGED AND ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Monday 15 Oct 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

SHAKESPEARE’S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.


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.


CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: SERGEI PROKOFIEV


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS


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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

A CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND A CLASSIC WITH A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF BALLET FANS AROUND THE WORLD.


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.


CHOREOGRAPHY: PETER WRIGHT

AFTER: LEV IVANOV

MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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Monday 3 Dec 201819:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: Die Walkure (TBC)

Royal Opera: Die Walkure

ANTONIO PAPPANO CONDUCTS AN INTERNATIONAL CAST IN THE SECOND OPERA OF RICHARD WAGNER’S EPIC DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN.


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.


MUSIC: RICHARD WAGNER

DIRECTOR: KEITH WARNER

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

SIEGMUND: STUART SKELTON

SIEGLINDE: EMILY MAGEE

WOTAN: JOHN LUNDGREN

BRÜNNHILDE: NINA STEMME

FRICKA: SARAH CONNOLLY


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES



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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: Faust (TBC)

Royal Opera: Faust

EXPERIENCE THE DECADENCE AND ELEGANCE OF 1870S PARIS IN DAVID MCVICAR’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF GOUNOD’S BEST-LOVED OPERA.


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.


MUSIC: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GOUNOD

DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR

CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER

FAUST: MICHAEL FABIANO

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS: ERWIN SCHROTT

MARGUERITE: DIANA DAMRAU


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino (TBC)

Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino

CHRISTOF LOY DIRECTS A STARSTUDDED CAST OF SINGERS, INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, JONAS KAUFMANN AND LUDOVIC TÉZIER, IN VERDI’S EPIC OPERA, CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO.


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.


MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOF LOY

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

DONNA LEONORA: ANNA NETREBKO

DON ALVARO: JONAS KAUFMANN

DON CARLO DI VARGAS: LUDOVIC TÉZIER


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: La traviata (TBC)

Royal Opera: La traviata

RICHARD EYRE’S BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION PROVIDES THE PERFECT SETTING FOR VERDI’S OPERA ABOUT A COURTESAN WHO SACRIFICES ALL FOR LOVE.


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.


MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: RICHARD EYRE

CONDUCTOR: ANTONELLO MANACORDA

VIOLETTA VALÉRY: ERMONELA JAHO

ALFREDO GERMONT: CHARLES CASTRONOVO

GIORGIO GERMONT: PLÁCIDO DOMINGO


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades (TBC)

Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades

TCHAIKOVSKY’S MOST AMBITIOUS OPERA CONTAINS SOME OF HIS GREATEST MUSIC AND IS A POWERFUL STUDY OF DESTRUCTIVE OBSESSION.


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 fivestar 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.


MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

DIRECTOR: STEFAN HERHEIM

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

GHERMAN: ALEKSANDRS ANTONENKO

PRINCE YELETSKY: VLADIMIR STOYANOV

COUNTESS: FELICITY PALMER

LIZA: EVA-MARIA WESTBROEK


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


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Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45 Book Now (LIVE)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes

The sequel to the smash hit ‘Gnomeo And Juliet’, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ reunites James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, while introducing the voice of Johnny Depp as the great detective himself.  


Gnomeo and Juliet have just moved to a new garden, where they hope to live happily ever after. But when the other gnomes disappear, they recruit ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ to help.


He’s the sworn defender of all garden gnomes, and is the only one who might be able to solve this mystery. And so begins a whole new adventure into the great unknown, to rescue the gnomes and bring them home safe.


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Sponsor a Seat (No Cert)

Sponsor a Seat

Help us to raise the funds to refurbish all of our seats in the autuumn as install some new luxury seats in B row and G row.

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Friday 12 Oct 201809:00 Book Now (PICK A SEAT)