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    What is Event Cinema?

    See the breadth of arts, opera, ballet, theatre and musical acts that Arts Alliance have brought to global cinemas

    Around the world, audiences young and old are growing increasingly familiar with enjoying the best pop and cultural entertainment in their local cinemas.

    Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. With over 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, Arts Alliance distributes world-class shows to audiences in 4000+ screens in over 60 territories, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about.

    In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet, dynamic art exhibitions, theatre productions and the best rock & pop events.

    Past Events

    • Werther

      Royal Opera House

      Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s tragic opera explores the conflict between duty and our most passionate desires.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 27 June 2016.

    • Frankenstein

      Royal Opera House

      The world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 18 May 2016.

    • Measure for Measure

      Globe On Screen

      “What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.”
      (Act V, Scene I)

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      After a history of quirky adaptations, this lesser known work is now restored to its classic glory. In this story of secret identities and manipulation, the audience are invited to unravel the layers of intrigue skillfully crafted by a superb cast and the directorial prowess of Dromgoole in his final production for the Globe Theatre.

      Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and starring Mariah Gale as Isabella, Dominic Rowan as Duke Vincentio and Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo.

      Beautiful and heartfelt The Telegraph

      UK RELEASE: In cinemas from 6th May 2016
      INTERNATIONAL RELEASE: Dates coming soon.

      To enquire about screening this film, please email

    • Lucia di Lammermoor

      Royal Opera House

      Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 25 April 2016. 

    • Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

      Exhibition on Screen

      Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London.

      From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract color, decorative design and utopian ideas. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring facination with gardens today. Long considered spaces for expressing colour, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the worlds greatest artists. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.


      To enquire about screening this film, please email

    • Giselle

      Royal Opera House

      The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 6 April 2016. 

    • Boris Godunov

      Royal Opera House

      Richard Jones directs a new production of Musorgsky’s magnificent opera on the perils of power.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 21 March 2016. 

    • Renoir: Revered and Reviled

      Exhibition on Screen

      From The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

      Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.


      To enquire about screening this film, please email

    • La traviata

      Royal Opera House

      Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.

      Broadcast live to cinemas 4 February 2016. 

    • Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

      Royal Opera House

      Ashton’s celebration of virtuoso dance creates an elegant counterpoint to his charming, light-hearted romance.


      Broadcasts live to cinemas on 26 January 2016. 

    • The Nutcracker

      Royal Opera House

      A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

      Broadcast live to cinemas 16 December 2015. 

    • Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

      Royal Opera House

      Damiano Michieletto directs new productions of Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s greatest operas.

      Broadcasts live to cinemas worldwide on 10 December 2015. 

    • Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

      Exhibition on Screen

      From The National Gallery, London

      Heir to Velázquez, hero to Picasso. Discover Spain’s celebrated artist with this cinematic tour de force based on the National Gallery’s must-see exhibition Goya: The Portraits.

      “Breath-taking detail” The Daily Mail

      “Immersive and enriching” The Guardian ★★★★★

      “The show of the decade” The Telegraph on Goya: The Portraits

      Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. The film uses this exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life.

      Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted. Influenced by Rembrandt and Velazquez, Goya explored a new realism where he did not flatter and was not afraid to reveal what he saw physically and psychologically. Yet this did not stop him securing major commissions from powerful individuals seeking the prestige of being painted by the best artist of the day. Royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends were subjected to his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance makes him one of the most admired and revered artists in the world today and indeed among the greatest painters to have lived.


      To enquire about screening this film, please email

    • Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen

      Royal Opera House

      Carlos Acosta’s new ballet on Bizet’s tragic tale of jealousy and desire concludes this mixed programme, with works by Liam Scarlett, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.

      Broadcast live to cinemas 12 November 2015. 

    • The Who: Live in Hyde Park

      One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Who celebrate 50 years of classic songs live in London’s Hyde Park. The show-stopping performance features all of their greatest hits and proves The Who are still one of the best live bands playing today.

      Recorded in front of a sell-out crowd of 65,000 fans, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend deliver a definitive set list of all the greatest hits as The Who take their audience on an ʻAmazing Journeyʼ through their entire career from classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At Leeds up to the present day

      Featuring ‘My Generation’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Baba O’Riley’, ‘Who Are You’ and many more, plus exclusive interviews with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop and others. The Who Live in Hyde Park is an electrifying cinematic event not to be missed.

    • Le nozze di Figaro

      Royal Opera House

      Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comic opera.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 5 October 2015.

      Erwin Schrott as Figaro in the opening of the Royal Opera revival of Le nozze di Figaro (2006) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) directed by David McVicar with set and costume designs by Tanya McCallin and lighting design by Paule Constable performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 28  May 2010.  ARPDATA ;  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by Mozart ; Directed by McVicar ;  Designed by McCallin ;  Erwin Schrott (as Figaro) ;  The Royal Opera ;  At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ;  28 May 2010 ;  Credit: Clive Barda / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

      Erwin Schrott as Figaro in the opening of the Royal Opera revival of Le nozze di Figaro (2006) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) directed by David McVicar with set and costume designs by Tanya McCallin and lighting design by Paule Constable performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 28 May 2010.

    • Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

      Arcade Fire will release their first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, in cinemas worldwide on September 23rd for a limited time.

      Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films and What Matters Most, The Reflektor Tapes  is a film quite unlike any other and a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history.

      “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” – Arcade Fire

      In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, we are excited to announce that The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 20 minutes of unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

      To accompany the film announcement, Arcade Fire have also released an exclusive new music videofor the track Porno, created by Kahlil Joseph and featuring footage from The Reflektor Tapes.

      Cinema listings and tickets available soon at


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    • Romeo and Juliet

      Royal Opera House

      A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s ground-breaking ballet is a 20th-century classic.

      Broadcast live to cinemas worldwide 22 September 2015.

      Sarah Lamb as Juliet in The Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet (1965) choreographed by Kenneth MacMIllan (1929-1992) to music by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) with set and costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis (1923-2001) and lighting design by John B. Read. Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 13 February 2010. ARPDATA ; ROMEO AND JULIET ;   Music by Prokofiev ;  Choreography by MacMillan ;  The Royal Ballet ;  At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ;  13 February 2010 ;  Credit: Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

      Sarah Lamb as Juliet in The Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet (1965) choreographed by Kenneth MacMIllan (1929-1992) to music by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) with set and costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis (1923-2001) and lighting design by John B. Read. Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 13 February 2010.

    • Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

      Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a momentous night for one of the world’s greatest rock guitarists, celebrating his 50 years at the top of the music business and more than 200 performances at the iconic London venue that holds a special place in his heart.

      Experience classic songs and fan favourites from throughout Clapton’s career – from the Mississippi blues of Robert Johnson that originally inspired him through Cream, Derek & the Dominos and the many highlights of Clapton’s long solo career.

      In cinemas from September 14 (US release date soon to be announced).

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    • Guillaume Tell

      Royal Opera House

    • Fabergé: A Life of its Own

      This captivating new film tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé.

      Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.

      The special cinematic event release will also feature exclusive access to two historic new pieces – the first new creation in almost 100 years, and a recently re-discovered lost treasure – and presents them to an international audience for the first time, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.

      Fabergé: A Life of Its Own is now screening in cinemas around the world with many more screenings to come throughout 2015. Experience the wonder of seeing Fabergé’s exquisite objects in stunning detail on the big screen for the first time.

      Listen to the film’s director Patrick Mark trace the fascinating history of Fabergé on BBC World Service Newshour.

    • The Comedy of Errors

      Globe on Screen

      Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

      Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

      The final Globe On Screen film for 2015 brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and with ‘plenty of physical fun with masters and servants hurling everything possible, including a dried octopus, at each other’ (Guardian), it will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter.

      ‘As enchanting as it is hilarious’ ***** – The Independent

    • La bohème

      Royal Opera House

    • Antony and Cleopatra

      Globe on Screen

      Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.

      Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony’s story many years after Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence.

      Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s ‘magnetically humorous’(Evening Standard) performance captures Cleopatra’s sensuality brilliantly.

      ‘Eve Best…superb’ ‘Clive Wood…on vigorous form’ **** – Evening Standard

    • The Impressionists

      Exhibition On Screen

      From Paris, London and the USA, uncover the story of art’s greatest revolutionaries. Featuring work by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro and many more.

      Monet, Ceaznne, Degas, Renoir: some of the world’s most popular artists. Their works, and that of their contemporaries, fetch tens of millions of dollars around the globe. But who were they really? Why & how exactly did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?

      To help answer these questions, this unique film secured unparalleled access to a major new exhibition focussing on the man credited with inventing Impressionism as we know it: 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel. This eagerly anticipated international exhibition is possibly the most comprehensive exploration of the Impressionists in history

    • La Fille mal gardée

      Royal Opera House

    • Julius Caesar

      Globe on Screen

      When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators have to reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark

      Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

      Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense political drama reveals the conflicting loyalties between men in power, with themes that still resonate today.

      This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole’s impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays showcased ‘a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical’ (Daily Telegraph).

      ‘Dromgoole’s taut, thriller-ish production’ **** – Time Out

    • Vincent Van Gogh – A new way of seeing

      Exhibition On Screen

      Part of the on-going EXHIBITION ON SCREEN season of films about the world’s greatest artists and museums.

      Vincent Van Gogh – A new way of seeing explores the dramatic story and iconic work of the world’s most beloved artist, with exclusive access to The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

      Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

      Read more at 

    • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

      Royal Opera House

      A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, was sung in English,and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast included Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

    • Titus Andronicus

      Globe on Screen

      Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.

      Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus Andronicus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere. This production revisited director Lucy Bailey’s spectacular Globe production of 2006 and caused a stir throughout the UK media with staged violence so visceral that it caused many audience members to faint. The Globe on Screen 2015 cinema release will have audiences on the edges of their seats from start to grisly end.

      ‘Doesn’t pull any punches’ ***** – The Arts Desk

    • Swan Lake

      Royal Opera House

      Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

      From the earliest days of the Vic Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs drew on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III had a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts were rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

    • The Duchess Of Malfi

      Globe On Screen

      The fifth Globe On Screen cinema season opens with the critically-acclaimed The Duchess of Malfi starring Gemma Arterton, the inaugural production in the new candlelit Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

      The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

      Marking Hollywood star Gemma Arterton’s  return to the Globe in the title role, The Duchess of Malfi proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for the very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with sold-out performances throughout its run.

      A thrilling combination of brilliant coup-de-théâtre and vivid characters this Globe On Screen production is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight – a unique and unmissable opening for the 2015 cinema season.

      ‘A dish of delicious horrors, served up in style’ **** – Metro


    • Der fliegende Holländer

      Royal Opera House

      Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provided an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta could explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returned to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

    • Andrea Chénier

      Royal Opera House

      Broadcast to cinemas internationally in a Live relay on Jan 29th 2015 as part of the 2015 season.

      Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas, and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, was Jonas Kaufmann, with Dutch soprano Eva Maria Westbroek singing the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lucic as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brought Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

      Exhibition On Screen

      Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most enigmatic masterpieces and other treasures from The Mauritshuis Museum Netherlands.

      ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Yet the painting itself is surrounded in mystery. This beautifully filmed new documentary seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

      Enjoying unparalleled exclusive access to this historical exhibition, the film takes the audience on a journey as it seeks to answer many of the questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator, Vermeer.

    • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

      Royal Opera House

      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts.

      Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic.


      Cinema screenings ran from Tuesday 16th December 2014 in the UK with International dates in 2015

      Broadcast Live from the stage at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden


      Read more about the 2015 season here 


    • Rembrandt

      Exhibition On Screen

      From The National Gallery London & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam meet the man behind the masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

      Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but the major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

      This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

    • L’elisir d’amore

      Royal Opera House

      Part of the 2014-2015 Royal Opera House season. Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts a starry cast. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino. Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results.

      “It’s a classy evening” The Guardian

      Shown Live in cinemas around the world on Wednesday 26th November 2014.

      Read more about the forthcoming events to be shown in cinemas from The Royal Opera House at

    • Matisse – from Tate Modern and MoMA New York

      Exhibition on Screen

      Celebrating the giant of modern art, Matisse, on the big screen.

      Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is now available to see at local cinemas, and features exclusive new footage from MoMA New York.

      Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition with expert contributions from those that knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.

      “The way the film captured Matisse at work, bringing his artistry to life – including resonant readings from Simon Russell Beale – was genuinely inspiring” – Apollo Magazine

    • I due Foscari

      Royal Opera House

      In I due Foscari, atmospheric sets and lavish Renaissance costumes transported audiences to a Venetian world of political intrigue and double-dealing. Verdi’s opera starting Placido Domingo as part of the 2014/2015 Season, was conducted by Antonio Pappano and broadcast Live to cinemas around the world on 27th October 2014. Read more about the production at The Royal Opera House website.

      Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Performed by The Royal Opera Chorus with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

    • Manon

      Royal Opera House

      Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed tragic ballet Manon is a modern masterpiece.

      The ballet is a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, with this current run marking it’s 40th-anniversary staging. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli, the performance was relayed live to cinemas across the world at 7.15pm BST on 16 October 2014.

      The Cast

      Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli perform the roles of Manon and her lover Des Grieux. Ricardo Cervera is Manon’s brother Lescaut, Christopher Saunders is the wealthy gentleman Monsieur G.M., Laura Morera is Lescaut’s Mistress and Gary Avis plays the Gaoler. The performance was conducted by Martin Yates.

      The Story

      Based on an 18th-century novel by Abbé Prévost, Manon is a tragic love story about an innocent girl who is drawn away from the man she loves by her desire for wealth and luxury.

      From the start of the ballet to the end, the journey is so clear for Manon,” says Marianela, “You really can get lost in the story and forget who you are for those three hours.”

      5 things you need to know about Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

    • One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film

      Global pop superstars, One Direction, brought their record breaking ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas around the globe for one weekend only on 11th and 12th October 2014 with their first ever full concert movie on the big screen.

      Released in a record breaking 78 countries on an unprecedented 3,400 screens worldwide, fans had the opportunity to join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis on their sell-out tour for the full One Direction concert experience.

      Recorded at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium, the film captured 75 mins of heart-pounding live concert highlights, along with a peek behind the scenes in a never-seen-before interview with the band.

      The event was the largest ever global Event Cinema release with an estimated total Box Office of $15M.

    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

      Globe On Screen

      Shakespeare’s teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play showcases some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry with its seriousness only fleetingly glimpsed beneath the dreamlike surface. Starring Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry and directed by Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole.

      Read more about the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

    • Macbeth

      Globe on Screen

      From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. Eve Best’s directorial debut stars double Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro and Lord Of The Rings’s Billy Boyd.

      Read about other releases from the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

    • Matisse Live from Tate Modern

      From the season 'Exhibition on Screen'

      Part of the Exhibition on Screen season. Matisse – Live from Tate Modern, celebrated the giant of modern art on the big screen and was broadcast to cinemas in the UK in June 2014.

      Cinema audiences were invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition which opened to international acclaim in April 2014. A giant of modern art, the landmark show explored the final chapter in Matisse’s career, which saw him ‘carving into colour’ and creating his series of spectacular cut-outs.

      The film features interviews with experts including Tate Director Nicholas Serota and friends and relatives of Matisse, and includes rare archive footage of him at work. Cinema audiences enjoyed breathtaking new performances inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs from the Royal ballet.

    • The Tempest

      Globe on Screen

      Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Starring double Olivier Award-winner Roger Allam and Colin Morgan from BBC’s Merlin.

      Read more about Globe on Screen releases in cinemas

    • Swedish House Mafia: Leave the World Behind

      Who walks away from success? In just a few years electronic dance trio Swedish House Mafia were amongst the biggest, highest paid names in dance music. Yet, despite their success, in June 2012 the group announced they were to split following a spectacular farewell world tour.

      Directed by Christian Larson, ‘Leave the World Behind’ allowed audiences worldwide to experience these mind-blowing live shows from the group’s final days, including never-before-seen interviews and exclusive concert footage alongside intimate backstage access bringing the fans closer to the artists and their music than ever before.

    • The Sleeping Beauty

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      In ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, cinema audiences journeyed with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in a live broadcast of Petipa’s classic ballet.

    • Goldfrapp: Tales of Us

      ‘Tales of Us’ was a unique cinema event marking the return of one of music’s most breathtaking and critically acclaimed artists. A never before seen film inspired by the remarkable new album, followed by an intimate live performance exclusively for cinema audiences, resulted in a stunning state of the art audio and visual cinema experience.

    • Don Giovanni

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presented a mesmerizing live broadcast of his new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy.

    • Giselle

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      The greatest of all Romantic ballets and a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death; Peter Wright’s production of Giselle was presented by Darcey Bussell in a relay live from the Royal Opera House.

    • Parsifal

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      Wagner’s final great masterpiece returned to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge, beamed live to cinemas around the world.

    • The Nutcracker

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      One of the best-loved of all ballets, The Nutcracker tells the story of how a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score. Broadcast live to cinema audiences worldwide in December 2013.

    • Coldplay Live 2012

      Three amazing shows in one brilliant film of Coldplay’s extraordinary Mylo Xyloto world tour. World-conquering British rock band Coldplay released their fifth album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ to rave reviews in October 2011, topping the charts around the world. Including footage from shows at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and the band’s triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011, ‘Coldplay Live 2012’ allowed cinema audiences worldwide to experience this spectacular live concert. Director Paul Dugdale was previously responsible for Adele’s ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London’ and The Prodigy’s ‘World’s On Fire’ concert films.

    • Les Vêpres Siciliennes

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      The Royal Opera’s first ever staging of Verdi’s grand opera, directed by Stefan Herheim in his UK debut, with Antonio Pappano conducting a world-class cast including Erwin Schrott, Bryan Hymel and Lianna Haroutounian.

    • Don Quixote

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      Carlos Acosta’s exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty, bursting with joie de vivre.

    • Turandot

      Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

      Cinema audiences were invited to join The Royal Opera with a live relay of their spectacular 2013 Season opener, Andrei Serban’s production of Puccini’s exotic final opera.

    • Springsteen & I

      Springsteen & I is a documentary by the fans, for the fans. It features video footage of dedicated fans from all over the world and includes previously unseen archive footage of Bruce in action. It is a truly heartfelt and passionate film which will turn you into a fan yourself, if you are not one already. The film was distributed across 2,500 cinema screens to over 50 countries in 2013.

    • Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

      Andrea Bocelli’s global cinema debut, a breath-taking film of the ‘Love In Portofino’ concert, released around the world to allow cinema audiences to experience the world’s most beloved tenor performing the world’s greatest love songs in one of the most romantic settings on earth.

      Captured live in August 2012, Andrea Bocelli and musical host David Foster perform and share the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli’s fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section. The film also features an exclusive cinema interview with Bocelli and family filmed at his Italian home.

    • George Harrison: Living In The Material World

      Using rare and never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, his years as a Beatle, and the ups and downs of his solo career, Academy-Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together.

    • Pearl Jam Twenty

      A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

    • Kylie 3D: Aphrodite Les Folies

      Kylie Minogue performs songs from her album Aphrodite and classic hits in her Les Folie Tour, recorded in London on the 11th and 12th of April 2011.

    • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

      Foo Fighters Back And Forth chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

    • Prodigy: World’s On Fire

      World’s on Fire is the first live album and second DVD by English electronic dance music band The Prodigy, released on 11 May 2011.


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