Event Cinema

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  • The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera Live)

    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...

    Starring:Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Stoyanov, Felicity Palmer
    Running Time:210 mins
    Book Now >22nd January 2019 7:45PM
  • Royal Opera: La Traviata 2018 (Live)

    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...

    Starring:Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo, Plácido Domingo
    Running Time:215 mins
    Book Now >30th January 2019 7:45PM
  • I’m Not Running (NT Live)

    ’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? ...

    Running Time:180 mins
    Book Now >31st January 2019 6:00PM
  • Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (Encore)

    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...

    Genres:Live
    Running Time:165 mins
    Book Now >19th February 2019 8:15PM
  • La Forza Del Destino (Royal Opera Live)

    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...

    Starring:Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier
    Running Time:255 mins
    Book Now >2nd April 2019 7:15PM
  • Faust (Royal Opera Live)

    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...

    Starring:Michael Fabiano, Erwin Schrott, Diana Damrau
    Running Time:225 mins
    Book Now >30th April 2019 7:45PM
  • NT Live: All My Sons (Live)

    America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. But nothing lasts forever as long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid...

    Genres:Live
    Running Time:165 mins
    Book Now >14th May 2019 8:00PM
  • Within the Golden Hour / New Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (Royal Ballet Live)

    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....

    Running Time:195 mins
    Book Now >16th May 2019 8:15PM
  • Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 2018 (Live)

    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...

    Running Time:195 mins
    Book Now >11th June 2019 8:15PM