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Phoenix Picturehouse

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57–58 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AE
  • Box office 0871 902 5736
  • Bar open 11am–11pm.
  • Box office times 1–11.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

Sun 8 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire
  • 2016
  • 3h 25min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century classic.

Sun 22 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Coppelia

  • 1h 55min

Live satellite screening of the tale of Dr Coppélius and his life-sized dancing doll, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 10 Jun

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
  • 2017

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Sun 3 Dec

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic breath taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else.

Sun 12 Nov

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

  • 2018
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.

Sun 21 Jan

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames Of Paris

Vasily Vainonen's drama of intrigue, love and tragedy, unfolding against the background of the French Revolution.

Sun 4 Mar

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias
  • 2018

The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.

Sun 4 Feb

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

Intimate and in-depth interviews with David Hockney, focusing on his blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Mon 27 Nov

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet
  • 2016
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the influential painter and impressionist.

Mon 28 May
Mon 4 Jun

Exhibition on Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Exhibition On Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
  • 2014
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum without having to board a plane. Made in collaboration with 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 the artist's death. The documentary features curators and art historians offering their interpretations and explanations of Van Gogh's work.

Mon 26 Mar
Mon 2 Apr

Glyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro
  • 2017
  • UK

Mozart's classic opera is brought to the stage by the Glyndebourne festival.

Wed 1 Nov

Metropolitan Opera Live: Cendrillon

  • 2018
  • 2h 47min
  • Directed by: Bertrand de Billy

For the first time, Massenet’s version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly.

Sat 28 Apr
Tue 1 May

Metropolitan Opera Live: Così Fan Tutte

  • 2018
  • 3h 31min
  • Directed by: David Robertson

A co-production with English National Opera, Mozart's vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.

Sat 31 Mar
Tue 3 Apr

Metropolitan Opera Live: Die Zauberflöte

  • 2017
  • 3h 9min
  • Directed by: James Levine

Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart's fantasy. with Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducting a cast of rising young stars.

Sat 14 Oct
Tue 17 Oct

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Bohème

  • 2018
  • 2h 55min

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

Sat 24 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Metropolitan Opera Live: L'Elisir d'Amore

  • 2018
  • 2h 39min
  • Directed by: Domingo Hindoyan

Production of Donizetti's opera which stars Matthew Polenzani, rising South African soprano Pretty Yende and Davide Luciano, who makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore.

Sat 10 Feb
Tue 13 Feb

Metropolitan Opera Live: Luisa Miller

  • 2018
  • 3h 38min
  • Directed by: James Levine

The first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, with Sonya Yoncheva singing the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

Sat 14 Apr
Tue 17 Apr

Metropolitan Opera Live: Semiramide

  • 2018
  • 4h
  • Directed by: Maurizio Benini

Rossini's tragic opera based on a story by Voltaire, with Angela Meade taking on the challenging vocals of the title role in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

Sat 10 Mar
Tue 13 Mar

Metropolitan Opera Live: The Exterminating Angel

  • 2017
  • 2h 27min
  • Directed by: Thomas Adès

British composer Thomas Adès conducts the American premiere of his latest opera.

Sat 18 Nov

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 2h 53min
  • Directed by: Sir David McVicar

Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.

Sat 27 Jan
Tue 30 Jan

National Theatre Live: Follies

National Theatre Live: Follies
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 16 Nov
Tue 28 Nov

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar
Tue 10 Apr

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

National Theatre Live: Young Marx
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec
Tue 19 Dec

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue
  • 1997
  • Japan
  • 1h 21min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Satoshi Kon
  • Cast: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Tue 31 Oct

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 27 Mar

Royal Opera House: Carmen

Royal Opera House: Carmen
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Barrie Kosky
  • Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch

Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production of Bizet's opera, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

Tue 6 Mar

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

Royal Opera House: Macbeth
  • 2018
  • 3h 20min
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 4 Apr

Royal Opera House: Manon

Royal Opera House: Manon
  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
  • 2018
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano

David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.

Tue 16 Jan

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 12 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2017
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Peter Wright

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

Tue 5 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Royal Opera House: Tosca
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb
Phoenix Picturehouse

The Phoenix Picturehouse screens a diverse and interesting mixture of arthouse, independent, quality mainstream and foreign cinema to ensure a stimulating diversity. The fully licensed roof-top bar is a welcome addition to this two-screened cinema.

Both screens are accessible by wheelchair, but the bar is not. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

Oxford Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away, via Cranham Street.

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