Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. Don Quixote, having read romances about knights and chivalry, sets off on his travels to achieve great feats.
Sun 2 Dec
Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.
Sun 20 Jan
One of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets. James wakes up in a Scottish manor on the morning of his wedding to find a winged sylph before him. He chases the mysterious creature in an effort which risks his own happiness and that of his fiancée.
Sun 11 Nov
The ensemble present Shostakovich's satirical take on jazz and cabaret.
Sun 7 Apr
Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.
Sun 23 Dec
In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
Sun 10 Mar
Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
Thu 1 Nov
Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Thu 6 Dec
New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
Thu 31 Jan
New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
Thu 6 Sep
- Directed by: Sam Mendes
- Cast: Simon Russell Beale
Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Thu 27 Sep
Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.
Tue 20 Nov
- 2h 10min
Big screen broadcast of Opera Australia and Gale Edwards' production, bringing a little Hollywood glamour and decadence to Puccini's famous tale.
Thu 13 Sep
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
Tue 19 Feb
Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
Tue 13 Nov
Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Tue 2 Apr
- Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
- Written by: Verdi
Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.
Wed 30 Jan
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.
Mon 15 Oct
Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.
Tue 11 Jun
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.
Sun 9 Dec
Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.
Tue 22 Jan
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Thu 16 May
- Directed by: Gregory Doran
Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.
Wed 14 Nov
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