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A Royal Night Out (12A)
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201511:30 (Over 50's only)
Aida on Sydney Harbour (TBC)
In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.

There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour's edge.

It's a monumental undertaking, with a team of more than 700 people involved in the project before a single note is heard over the harbour.

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

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

Tuesday 15 Sep 201519:45
Andre Rieu Maastricht 2015 (12A AL)
Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert via satellite. Affectionately known as 'The King of Waltz', André performs every year in front of thousands of fans set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht, in The Netherlands.

As always, André is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his Soprano's, Tenors and some very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular concerts of the year with his most dedicated fans flying from all over the world to see this incredible event live and 2015 is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to be screened in cinemas.

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

When asked if André had a message for his fans around the world, he said: "I am delighted to share the news with you that my hometown Maastricht concert will once again be coming to cinemas around the world in July! If you can't come to Maastricht, we will come to you, in your local cinema. So gather your family and friends, come along and enjoy a musical night to remember." As always, CinemaLive's programme will feature a host who will introduce the show as well as conduct an interview with André the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval. Spoken parts in English and Dutch with some English subtitles supplied.

Saturday 18 Jul 201519:00
Big Hero 6 3D (PG)
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Saturday 11 Jul 201510:30 (Kids Club)
Sunday 12 Jul 201510:30
Bolshoi - Don Quixote (12A AL)
The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colourful and technically challenging production. Don Quixote is quitessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to me missed
Sunday 10 Apr 201616:00
Bolshoi - Giselle (12A AL)
A doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama
Sunday 11 Oct 201516:00
Bolshoi - Jewels (12A AL)
An homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each represented by a jewel: emerald, ruby and diamond. The Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.
Sunday 8 Nov 201515:00
Bolshoi - Spartacus (12A AL)
Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company's signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to strengh for which the Bolshoi's male dancers are renowned.
Sunday 13 Mar 201615:00
Bolshoi - The Lady Of The Camellias (12A AL)
The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier's tragic masterpiece and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite scroe. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi's dancers can deliver.
Sunday 6 Dec 201515:00
Bolshoi - The Nutcracker 2015 (12A AL)
This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version has a unique sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the prince and the magical AnnaNikulina as Marie.
Sunday 13 Dec 201515:00
Bolshoi - The Taming Of the Shrew (12A AL)
French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic two hours of breath-taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else !
Sunday 24 Jan 201615:00
English National Opera - The Barber of Seville (12A AL)
Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. Filled with fun and farce, English National Opera's classic staging of this sunny adventure follows the escapades of the barber Figaro as he assists Count Almaviva to prise the beautiful yet feisty Rosina away from her lecherous guardian Dr Bartolo.

'Great fun and highly recommended' The Guardian

Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller's much-loved production remains as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini's sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes. The wonderful Andrew Shore takes the role of Dr Bartolo, alongside Kathryn Rudge as Rosina and rising baritone Morgan Pearse as Figaro.

'Another all-time favourite' Sunday Express

The Barber of Seville is sung in English with subtitles.

Monday 19 Oct 201519:30
English National Opera - The Magic Flute (12A)
Live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD. The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Mozart's timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue the princess Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night.

This is a fantastically theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite Theatre's artistic director Simon McBurney where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life.

'A wonderfully original Magic Flute' Daily Express

The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.

'Startling humour and theatrical wizardry' The Observer

The Magic Flute is sung in English with subtitles.

Wednesday 9 Mar 201619:30
English National Opera - The Mikado (12A)
Broadcast live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, English National Opera's spectacular production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience the irresistible combination of wonderful wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this acclaimed production from Jonathan Miller.

'A glorious production of Gilbert and Sullivan's best comic opera' Daily Express

When flirting is banned in the town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo and his beloved Yum-Yum are forced to go to extreme measures to protect themselves and the town from the wrath of the all-powerful Mikado. Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, ENO's dazzlingly inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what for many has become the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the role of the Mikado with Richard Suart as Ko-Ko and Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory as the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo.

'Has timeless appeal… perfection' The Independent

The Mikado is sung in English with subtitles.

Thursday 3 Dec 201519:30
Everyman - NTL (15)
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre's new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

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

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

Thursday 16 Jul 201519:00
Hamlet NTL (12A AL)
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

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

Thursday 15 Oct 201519:00
Jurassic World 2D (12A)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201520:30
Thursday 9 Jul 201520:30
Friday 10 Jul 201520:30
Saturday 11 Jul 201520:30
Sunday 12 Jul 201510:1520:30
Monday 13 Jul 201520:30
Tuesday 14 Jul 201520:30
Wednesday 15 Jul 201520:30
Thursday 16 Jul 201520:30
Jurassic World 3D (12A)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201514:30
Friday 10 Jul 201514:3017:30
Saturday 11 Jul 201514:3017:30
Sunday 12 Jul 201514:3017:30
Monday 13 Jul 201517:30
Tuesday 14 Jul 201517:30
Wednesday 15 Jul 201511:30 (Exclusively for the over 50's)14:3017:30
Thursday 16 Jul 201517:30
Magic Mike XXL (15)
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Tuesday 7 Jul 201520:45 (Closed)
Wednesday 8 Jul 201513:0015:3018:1020:45
Thursday 9 Jul 201515:3018:1020:45
Friday 10 Jul 201518:1020:45
Saturday 11 Jul 201518:1020:45
Sunday 12 Jul 201518:1020:45
Monday 13 Jul 201518:1020:45
Tuesday 14 Jul 201518:1020:45
Wednesday 15 Jul 201518:1020:45
Thursday 16 Jul 201520:45
Minions 2D (U)
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Tuesday 7 Jul 201520:45 (Closed)
Wednesday 8 Jul 201513:3016:0018:20
Thursday 9 Jul 201516:0018:20
Friday 10 Jul 201516:00
Saturday 11 Jul 201511:0013:3016:00
Sunday 12 Jul 201511:0013:3016:00
Monday 13 Jul 201516:00
Tuesday 14 Jul 201516:00
Wednesday 15 Jul 201513:3016:00
Thursday 16 Jul 201516:00
Minions 3D (U)
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201514:4517:3019:45
Thursday 9 Jul 201517:3019:45
Friday 10 Jul 201514:4517:4520:00
Saturday 11 Jul 201510:0012:2014:4517:4520:00
Sunday 12 Jul 201510:0012:2014:4517:4520:00
Monday 13 Jul 201517:4520:00
Tuesday 14 Jul 201517:4520:00
Wednesday 15 Jul 201514:4517:4520:00
Thursday 16 Jul 201517:4520:00
National Theatre Live - Coriolanus (Encore) (12A AL)
National Theatre Live's 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.

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

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

Thursday 24 Sep 201519:00
National Theatre Live - Hamlet - Encore (12A AL)
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

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

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

Thursday 29 Oct 201519:00
Sunday 15 Nov 201515:30
National Theatre Live - The Beaux' Stratagem (12A AL)
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

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

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

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

Thursday 3 Sep 201519:00
Othello (12A)
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

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

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

Wednesday 26 Aug 201519:00
RSC Henry V (12A AL)
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

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

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

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

Wednesday 21 Oct 201519:00
Roger Waters The Wall (12A AL)
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it's a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war.

After the film we present The Simple Facts, a unique opportunity to see Roger Waters and his Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason - reunited, unscripted, and in conversation to answer questions submitted the fans from around the world.

Tuesday 29 Sep 201520:00
Royal Opera House - The Nutcracker - Encore (12A AL)
Encore showing of The Nutcracker Ballet in two acts | Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including 1 interval)

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and prog resses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, incl uding the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Sunday 27 Dec 201514:00
Royal Opera House Live - Boris Godunov (12A AL)
Modest Musorgsky | Live Opera in four acts Sung in Russian | Running time: 3 hours (including 1 interval)

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer’s vision of Pushkin’s play about Tsar Boris Godunov - who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 - was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874. Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel’s assumption of the title role - one of the most complex characters in opera - while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.

Monday 21 Mar 201619:15
Royal Opera House Live - Carmen/Viscera/Faun/Tchaikovski (12A)
Live four one-act ballets | Running time: tbc Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet. Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta will dance the lead role.

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

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

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

Thursday 12 Nov 201519:15
Royal Opera House Live - Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A AL)
Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo | Two live operas Sung in Italian | Running time: 3 hours (including 1 interval)

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

Thursday 10 Dec 201519:15
Royal Opera House Live - Frankenstein (12A AL)
Ballet in three acts | Running time: tbc

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

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

Wednesday 18 May 201619:15
Royal Opera House Live - Giselle (12A AL)
Live Ballet Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including 1 interval)

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death. For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright’s production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.

Wednesday 6 Apr 201619:15
Royal Opera House Live - La Triviata (12A)
Giuseppe Verdi | Live Opera in three acts Sung in Italian | Running time: 3 hours 10 minutes (including 2 intervals)

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

Thursday 4 Feb 201618:45
Royal Opera House Live - Le Nozze Di Figaro (12A)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Live Opera in four acts Sung in Italian | Running time: 3 hours 25 minutes (including 1 interval)

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

Monday 5 Oct 201518:45
Royal Opera House Live - Lucia Di Lammermoor (12A AL)
Gaetano Donizetti | Opera in three acts Sung in Italian | Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including 1 interval)

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers.. It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera’s most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti’s finest works. The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. The title role will be sung by Diana Damrau,, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on that of her secret lover, the reckless and passionate Edgardo.

Monday 25 Apr 201619:15
Royal Opera House Live - Romeo and Juliet (12A AL)
Kenneth MacMillan's famous version of Shakespeare's romantic tradgedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but MacMillan's focus is always on the emotions of the young lovers - especially Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all balerina roles, and as MacMillan's ballet enters its 50th year it resoantes as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.
Tuesday 22 Sep 201519:15
Royal Opera House Live - The Nutcracker (12A)
Live Ballet in two acts | Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including 1 interval)

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and prog resses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, incl uding the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Wednesday 16 Dec 201519:15
Royal Opera House Live - Werther (12A AL)
Jules Massenet | Opera in four acts Sung in French | Running time: 3 hours (including 2 intervals)

Based on Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet’s opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man.. The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, - small wonder that Wertheris often considered to be the composer’s finest work. The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano returns to conduct film, theatre and opera director Benoît Jacquot’s classic production. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as Werther, alongside Joyce DiDonato, who sings her first Charlotte (one of the great French mezzo roles) in this staging.

Monday 27 Jun 201619:00
Royal Opera House Live Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons (12A AL)
Frederick Ashton | Two Live Ballets | Running time:tbc (including 1 interval)

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music’s dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton’s romantic style. The second half of the programme features Ashton’s delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.

Tuesday 26 Jan 201619:15
Ted 2 (15)
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201518:1020:45
Thursday 9 Jul 201518:1020:45
Friday 10 Jul 201515:3018:0020:40
Saturday 11 Jul 201513:0015:3018:0020:40
Sunday 12 Jul 201513:0015:3018:0020:40
Monday 13 Jul 201515:3018:0020:40
Tuesday 14 Jul 201515:3018:0020:40
Wednesday 15 Jul 201513:0015:3018:0020:40
Thursday 16 Jul 201515:3018:0020:40
Terminator Genisys 2D (12A)
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.
Wednesday 8 Jul 201512:0015:30
Thursday 9 Jul 201515:30
Friday 10 Jul 201514:4517:45
Saturday 11 Jul 201510:1514:4517:45
Sunday 12 Jul 201512:0014:4517:45
Monday 13 Jul 201517:45
Tuesday 14 Jul 201517:45
Wednesday 15 Jul 201512:0014:4517:45
Thursday 16 Jul 201517:45
Terminator Genisys 3D (12A)
After finding himself in a new time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor's mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears, "Judgement Day".
Wednesday 8 Jul 201517:3020:20
Thursday 9 Jul 201517:3020:20
Friday 10 Jul 201520:20
Saturday 11 Jul 201520:20
Sunday 12 Jul 201520:20
Monday 13 Jul 201520:20
Tuesday 14 Jul 201520:20
Wednesday 15 Jul 201520:20
Thursday 16 Jul 201520:20
The Importance Of Being Ernest LIVE (12A AL)
Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast LIVE to cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on 8 October 2015. Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud!

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

Thursday 8 Oct 201519:15
The Merchant of Venice (TBC)
In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

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

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy.

Wednesday 22 Jul 201519:00
Thomas & Friends: Sordor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure (U)
hiver me timbers! Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet. Unearthing an old pirate ship, Thomas is on the hunt for Sodor’s lost treasure.

When Thomas rocks the boat with some new friends, trouble soon rushes in. Will Thomas track down the treasure in time or will Sailor John set sail with it? Join Thomas & Friends™ in this explosive movie adventure!

The voice cast includes a host of big stars including Eddie Redmayne, Sir John Hurt, and Olivia Colman. Exclusively screening in Cinemas for a limited period only.

Saturday 18 Jul 201510:00
Sunday 19 Jul 201510:00