- 2h 25min
- Directed by: Riccardo Chailly
- Cast: Ambrogio Maestri, Rosa Feola
Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly.
Tue 8 May
- Directed by: Graham Vick
- Cast: Mariangela Sicilia, Hasmik Torosyan
Graham Vick's production of the classic opera, broadcast live.
Wed 18 Apr
- 2h 20min
- Directed by: Anna-Marie Holmes
An opera that follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn.
Wed 6 Jun
George and Ira Gershwin's musical starring the great Gene Kelly.
Wed 16 May
- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
- Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue
Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between unrepentant male chauvinist ex-no. 1 Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King (Stone). An irresistible story, with Carell finding the outrageous and the sad within Riggs, and Stone’s warm and forceful performance winning the film.
Thu 1 Mar
Tue 6 Mar
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
- 2h 45min
- Cast: Charles Nuitter, Arthur Saint-Leon, Bolshoi principles
Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia reconstructs the original 19th century choreography.
Sun 10 Jun
Vasily Vainonen's drama of intrigue, love and tragedy, unfolding against the background of the French Revolution.
Sun 4 Mar
The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.
Sun 4 Feb
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Andy Serkis
- Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg
Dashing young Robin (Garfield) marries lovely young Diana (Foy) and they set off for Nairobi, where Robin rather inconveniently contracts polio which paralyses him from the neck down and forces him to rely on a respirator. Serkis’s directorial debut is an unashamed tearjerker, undoubtedly heavy-handed but redeemed by Foy’s sensible presence and Garfield’s decency.
Thu 15 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
- Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Oliver (Hammer) arrives at a country palazzo in Lombardy to be intern to the family patriarch (Stuhlbarg), but he slowly forms a strong bond with the 17-year-old son Elio (Chalamet). Sensitive and sensuous love story which treats characters and audiences with respect; one of the best films of the year.
Thu 12 Apr
Tue 17 Apr
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Christopher Nolan
- Written by: Christopher Nolan
- Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles
Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.
Thu 22 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Paul McGuigan
- Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique woman.
Thu 8 Feb
Tue 13 Feb
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Marc Webb
- Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
Frank (Evans) has been looking after his mathematically gifted niece Mary (Grace) ever since his sister committed suicide, but then his mother stakes a claim on the girl. Movie-of-the-week stuff about one man’s journey for personal redemption, emotionally overwrought and schmaltzy.
Tue 30 Jan
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Simon Curtis
- Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
- Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of animation.
Thu 5 Apr
Tue 10 Apr
- 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
- 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
- 2h 55min
The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.
Sat 24 Feb
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
- Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges
Alex (Winslet), a photojournalist, and Ben (Elba), a surgeon, are flying to Denver in a charter plane when their pilot suffers a midair stroke and their plane comes down. Despite thrilling real-life backdrops, Winslet and Elba's lack of chemistry hobbles the not very credible romance that develops between them, and you feel more attached to the dead pilot’s dog.
Thu 29 Mar
Tue 3 Apr
- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley
Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.
Thu 8 Mar
Tue 13 Mar
A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
Thu 22 Feb
- 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
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
- Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Thu 10 May
- Directed by: Kathy Burke
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke.
Tue 20 Mar
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Paul King
- Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton
Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.
Tue 20 Mar
- 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 6 Mar
Tue 27 Mar
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 2h 5min
- Directed by: Antonio Pappano
- Cast: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel
This production of Puccini's classic, set in Rome at the turn of the 19th century, was conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Wed 7 Feb
- 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
Shakespeare’s psychological thriller starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack.
Wed 11 Apr
Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.
Wed 18 Jul
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.
Wed 12 Sep
- Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.
Wed 14 Feb
- 1h 51min
- Directed by: Stephen Frears
- Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.
Thu 22 Mar
Tue 27 Mar
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
- Cast: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson
Auggie Pullman (Tremblay) has endured over 27 operations to correct his facial abnormalities and is at last going to school, to his parents’ concern. Chbosky manages to pluck your heartstrings without coating the story in sugar, thanks in part to the excellent work of Tremblay, Robert and Wilson.
Thu 1 Feb
Tue 6 Feb
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