Event Cinema

Theatre - Opera - Ballet

Experience live theatre, opera, and ballet as it happens on-screen from the comfort of your local cinema.
We screen productions from The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and very soon we'll be showing productions from The Royal Opera House. 


NT Live: The Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday 5th June at 19:00

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.


NT Live: Small Island

Thursday 27 June at 19:00
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.


Glyndebourne: Cinderella (Cendrillon)

Sunday 30th June at 17:30

Broadcast live via satellite.

A brand-new production directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet's sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.


Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville

Sunday 14th July at 17:30

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini's most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden's sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina.

Recorded in 2016.


NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Thursday 25th July at 19:00

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.


André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance?

Saturday 27th July at 7pm & Sunday 1st September at 3pm

2019 has begun emphatically for The King of The Waltz, André Rieu. His first ever New Year’s concert grossed an incredible £1.922 million in the UK alone - the biggest opening weekend recorded for a music concert in cinemas - proving once again that he is one of the greatest entertainers on the planet.

Now, André will take things much closer to home as he announces his annual summer cinema event from his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands. It is without doubt the music concert cinema event of the summer!
For 2019 André is asking Shall We Dance? as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and
historic town that holds such special memories for both André and his fans throughout the world. Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.
Andre commented, “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from across the UK into my hometown of Maastricht, through their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion!
This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come! I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.
With special guests, surprises, as well as some renowned sopranos and tenors, André will this year celebrate the true music of a heart which beats in ¾ time – the Waltz!
A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!


RSC Live: Measure For Measure

Wednesday 31st July at 19:00

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute

Sunday 4th August at 17:30

Streamed live via satellite.

Mozart's most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera's troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Bjorn Burger.


Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Tuesday 10th September at 19:30

On Tuesday, September 10, Fane Productions and BY Experience will present the iconic author, Margaret Atwood, live on stage from London, on the worldwide release of The Testaments, the thrilling sequel to her 1985 classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. The global event will feature Ms. Atwood in conversation about the new book and other topics and will feature exclusive readings and special guests.


Nt Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Thursday 25th July at 7pm

 The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.