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Movie Meal Deal Autumn 2019

Mon 21 Oct

17:30

Wed 23 Oct

17:30

Mon 28 Oct

17:30

Wed 30 Oct

17:30

Mon 4 Nov

17:30

Wed 6 Nov

17:30

Mon 11 Nov

17:30

Wed 13 Nov

17:30

Mon 18 Nov

17:30

Wed 20 Nov

17:30

Mon 25 Nov

17:30

Wed 27 Nov

17:30

Mon 2 Dec

17:30

Movie Meal Deal Autumn 2019

Buy your cinema ticket (always select an 'ADULT' or 'CONC(over 60's)' cinema ticket for the MMD) and add the Movie Meal Deal option to enjoy a choice of main courses in either the Harbour Bar or the Galleon Bar at The Royal Castle Hotel. Order any main course and have £12 deducted from the cost, followed by a hot beverage, which you’re welcome to enjoy before or after the film. Tables in the bar can only be reserved by those staying in the hotel and all other tables are taken on a first some... Read More >>
Downton Abbey

Mon 21 Oct

19:30

Tue 22 Oct

14:30

Downton Abbey (PG)

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Could Downton Abbey's future be in jeopardy and who are the exciting Royal visitors? Starring Michelle Dockery, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith Read More >>
A Minuscule Adventure

Tue 22 Oct

10:30

Wed 23 Oct

10:30

Thu 24 Oct

10:30 14:30

A Minuscule Adventure (U)

A Minuscule Adventure is an adventure comedy in which a ladybug becomes trapped in a box which is transported to the Caribbean. Starring Bruno Salomone, Thierry Frémont, Stéphane Coulon, Jean Nanga, Sarah Cohen-Hadria, Jean-Paul Guyon Read More >>
Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Tue 22 Oct

19:30

Sat 26 Oct

14:00

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everyth... Read More >>
Tomorrow

Wed 23 Oct

14:30 19:30

Tomorrow (15)

Injured by an IED in Afghanistan, Tesla has returned home to London, but it doesn't feel like home anymore. Suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), with no friends or family, he is alone with his regrets and a very bleak horizon. That is, until the universe conspires to help him with an unlikely friendship. The charming and larger than life Sky bounds into Tesla's world, quickly proving that friendship can be a great healer. Joy, enthusiasm and hope prove infectious and soon Tesla,... Read More >>
ROHLive Don Pasquale

Thu 24 Oct

19:30

ROHLive Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters stil... Read More >>
Clare Hollingworth & The Scoop of the Century

Fri 25 Oct

14:00

Clare Hollingworth & The Scoop of the Century

The tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, this globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on a tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would rock the world. PaddleBoat Theatre Company bring their unique style to this remarkable tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would rock the world and invite you to be journalists with they as we go undercover in a highly interactive show burstin... Read More >>
The Goldfinch

Sat 26 Oct

10:30

Mon 28 Oct

14:30 19:30

Tue 29 Oct

14:30

The Goldfinch (15)

Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day -- a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. Starring Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman Read More >>
Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove - with Peter Krämer

Sat 26 Oct

19:30

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove - with Peter Krämer (PG)

A rogue American general launches a bomber attack on the Soviet Union, and the US president, working with the Soviet premier, tries to prevent a global catastrophe. This is the story of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) . The film is one of the key artistic expressions of the Cold War era. Made at a time when future nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, in some people’s eyes even a near-ce... Read More >>
Exhibition on Screen - Leonardo: The Works

Tue 29 Oct

19:30

Exhibition on Screen - Leonardo: The Works

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. His peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of this film, documenting every single attributed painting. Released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this definitive film about Leonardo will look afresh at his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day through the prism of his art. Read More >>
Ghostbusters 2016

Wed 30 Oct

14:30 19:30

Ghostbusters 2016 (12A)

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon | Read More >>
Circus of Horrors 1960

Thu 31 Oct

14:30

Circus of Horrors 1960 (15)

In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter. After he successfully operates on young Nicole (Carla Challoner), her father, Vanet (Donald Pleasence), lets him join the circus he owns. Vanet dies and Schuler takes over, expanding his roster of performers with female criminals he operates on. If the girls try to flee, Schuler arranges for their seemingly a... Read More >>
Northern Ballet - Dracula

Thu 31 Oct

19:15

Northern Ballet - Dracula

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special live screenings in cinemas this Halloween. The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre - this is ballet with a dramatic bite. Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric music by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thri... Read More >>
Ad Astra

Fri 1 Nov

14:30

Sat 2 Nov

10:30 14:30

Mon 4 Nov

14:30 19:30

Wed 6 Nov

10:30 19:30

Tue 3 Dec

10:30

Ad Astra (12A)

Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son -- a fearless astronaut -- must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe. Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Sam Neill, Ruth Negga. Read More >>
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Yulia Chaplina (piano)

Fri 1 Nov

19:30

Jack Liebeck (violin) and Yulia Chaplina (piano)

After winning the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the Vth Tchaikovsky International Competition, Yulia performs regularly both in recital and with orchestras, in many of the world's finest venues, including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, Main Hall of Busan’s Cultural Centre, Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama and many other pres... Read More >>
Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted

Sat 2 Nov

20:00

Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted (14+)

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show ‘Rose-Tinted’. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. With support act to be confirmed. 14+ only Kindly sponsored by the Royal Castle Hotel. Read More >>
Flavel Quiz Night 2019

Sun 3 Nov

19:30

Flavel Quiz Night 2019

A proper old-school team Quiz Evening: bring a team of four or make-up a team on the night, to compete for the glory! Extra points available for the Killer Questions sprinkled through the evening. The bar will be open throughout and ice cream available in the interval. A FLAVEL FUNDRAISING EVENT Read More >>
Downton Abbey Relaxed Screening

Tue 5 Nov

12:30

Downton Abbey Relaxed Screening (PG)

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Could Downton Abbey's future be in jeopardy and who are the exciting Royal visitors? Starring Michelle Dockery, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith This is a Relaxed Screening Cinema Event Read More >>
ROHLive Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III

Tue 5 Nov

19:15

Sat 9 Nov

14:00 (ENCORE)

ROHLive Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style... Read More >>
NTLive Hansard

Thu 7 Nov

19:00

NTLive Hansard (12A)

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being... Read More >>
Hotel Mumbai

Fri 8 Nov

11:30

Sat 9 Nov

19:30

Tue 12 Nov

10:30 14:30

Wed 13 Nov

19:30

Hotel Mumbai (15)

The true story of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2018. Inspired by the 2009 documentary where hotel staff and kitchen workers risk their own lives to try and protect themselves and the frightened guests. Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi Read More >>
Anna Prowse and Neus Peris - Friday Recital Series

Fri 8 Nov

17:30

Anna Prowse and Neus Peris - Friday Recital Series

In recognition of Armistice Day, this song recital celebrates WW1 Composers and English Song, as Anna Prowse and Neus Peris perform works by Elgar, Ireland, Butterworth, Bridge and Vaughan Williams. British mezzo-soprano Anna Prowse was a choral scholar at Girton College, Cambridge, before completing her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018 Neus Peris, originally from Barcelona, has been based in London since 2015, where she has completed a Masters Degree at Tri... Read More >>
Bait

Sat 9 Nov

10:30

Mon 11 Nov

19:30

Wed 13 Nov

10:30 14:30

Thu 14 Nov

14:30 19:30

Mon 2 Dec

14:30

Bait (15)

Tension rises to the breaking point in a Cornwall fishing village when the local citizens are crowded out by tourists. Starring: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd Read More >>
Nigel Kelland - The Mary Rose: Underwater Surveying Operations

Tue 12 Nov

19:30

Nigel Kelland - The Mary Rose: Underwater Surveying Operations

Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and was a highly successful warship until she capsized and sank in the Solent in July 1545. In 1982, after many years of painstaking search and investigation, she was recovered from the sea bed with unprecedented interest from the public. Retired Operations Director, Nigel Kelland, who worked on the Mary Rose project for many years, will present a fascinating insight into the complex operation to recover this National Treasure, followed by a Q&A. N... Read More >>
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Fri 15 Nov

10:30

Sat 16 Nov

10:30

Mon 18 Nov

14:30

Tue 19 Nov

10:30

Wed 20 Nov

14:30

Thu 21 Nov

14:30

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)

A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and enemies in a bid to protect the magical lands which they share. Starring: Angelia Jolie, Michaelle Pfeiffer, Teresa Mahoney, Elle Fanning Read More >>
Judy

Fri 15 Nov

14:30 19:30

Mon 18 Nov

19:30

Tue 19 Nov

14:30

Wed 20 Nov

19:30

Thu 21 Nov

19:30

Judy (12A)

Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Starring: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock Read More >>
The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Sat 16 Nov

19:30

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Nominated as Best Tribute Act in the South West Music Awards and renowned for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyd’s classic music, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. They were also the first band to play a live public performance inside the prehistoric caves of the world famous Kents Cavern. This extraordinary show not only showcases an incredibly high level of musical expertise but also a fully automated light and l... Read More >>
Judy Relaxed Screening

Wed 20 Nov

10:30

Judy Relaxed Screening (12A)

Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Starring: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock Read More >>
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

Fri 22 Nov

10:30

Sat 23 Nov

10:30

Mon 25 Nov

14:30

Tue 26 Nov

10:30

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon (U)

When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who wants to capture the intergalactic visitor. Starring: Justin Fletcher, Joe Snugg, John Sparkes Read More >>
42nd Street - The Musical

Fri 22 Nov

19:30 (RECORDED)

Sat 23 Nov

14:30 (RECORDED)

42nd Street - The Musical

42nd Street , the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times). Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London’s West End. Fresh off the bus from small-town America Peggy is just another... Read More >>
Official Secrets

Sat 23 Nov

19:30

Mon 25 Nov

19:30

Tue 26 Nov

14:30 19:30

Wed 27 Nov

10:30 19:30

Thu 28 Nov

14:30

Official Secrets (15)

One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Starring: Keir... Read More >>
Farmageddon: Relaxed Screening

Thu 28 Nov

10:30

Farmageddon: Relaxed Screening (U)

When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who want to capture the intergalactic visitor. Starring: Justin Fletcher, Joe Snugg, John Sparkes Read More >>
NTLive Present Laughter

Thu 28 Nov

19:00 (RECORDED)

NTLive Present Laughter

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in Lond... Read More >>
Peanut Butter Falcon

Fri 29 Nov

10:30

Mon 2 Dec

19:30

Thu 5 Dec

19:30

Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Rednecks. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen Read More >>
Pam Ayres

Fri 29 Nov

16:00 (Sold Out)

Pam Ayres

‘Up in the Attic’ is the brand-new collection of verse from the nation’s favourite poet, Pam Ayres. With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, Pam’s new collection is by turns side-splittingly funny, at others reflective and profound. From the horror of playing host in ‘The Dinner Party’ and complaints about pub tableware in ‘Don’t Put My Dinner on the Slate!’, to the poignant ‘Up in the Attic’ Pam equally entertains and moves her audience. The talk will be f... Read More >>
A Very Flavel Christmas

Sat 30 Nov

10:30

A Very Flavel Christmas

Christmas starts early at The Flavel - as part of Candlelit Dartmouth, the Fund Raising team are holding a morning of Christmas madness. At just £3 for a child's ticket there will be host of fun games like Pin The Nose on the Reindeer and Splat the Sprout, plus crafting sessions to try - decorating baubles or making reindeer with glue, glitter and feathers. All included in the entry price. For the grown-ups there will be fun activities and quality Christmas items to buy - decorations, gi... Read More >>
Land of the Giants

Sat 30 Nov

20:00 (STANDING)

Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants are a funky upbeat, highly addictive six piece band from Plymouth. Their music fuses many musical styles, from rock to reggae, ska to blues, with a sub heavy helping of dub in the mix. Renowned for their extraordinary energy on stage, and causing non-stop all out partying on dance floors and in fields around the UK, with this reputation they are becoming a firm festival favourite, regularly appearing at Glastonbury. Land of the Giants have gained national airplay from To... Read More >>
A Christmas Carol by Jon Legg

Tue 3 Dec

19:30

A Christmas Carol by Jon Legg

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens Adapted and performed by Nick Wilkes Directed by Jon Legg Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language and has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike. Brought to life in an astounding one-man performance by actor and writer Nick Wilkes. For over two decades Nick Wilkes has appeared in countless productions both in the UK and overseas working in classical and co... Read More >>
Branagh Live: The Winter’s Tale

Wed 4 Dec

19:30

Branagh Live: The Winter’s Tale

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragic comedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast, including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth B... Read More >>
Dartmouth Orchestra 2019 Concert

Mon 9 Dec

19:30

Dartmouth Orchestra 2019 Concert

A Christmas treat for all ages and a great start to the festive season, the popular Dartmouth Orchestra bring some thrilling music for a snowy sleigh ride from Prokofiev's Troika, the chilly, reflective beauty of Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony, the warmth and cheer of Haydn's popular Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, and finally a nostalgic, magical bedtime story with music from The Snowman by Howard Blake. This promises to be a much-needed antidote to the stresses of Christmas preparations ... Read More >>
ROHLive Coppélia

Tue 10 Dec

19:15

Sat 14 Dec

12:00 (ENCORE)

ROHLive Coppélia

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family. Read More >>
ROHLive The Nutcracker

Tue 17 Dec

19:15 (RECORDED)

Sat 21 Dec

14:00 (RECORDED)

ROHLive The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and Th... Read More >>
Jack and The Beans

Sat 28 Dec

14:30

Sun 29 Dec

14:30

Mon 30 Dec

14:30

Jack and The Beans

Join Jack and his wacky mother Dame Trott in their magical adventures. Meet the hilarious cow Daisy who is exchanged for some magic beans! Will the beanstalk grow to the sky? What will Jack find up there? Will Daisy be re-united with Jack and his Mum? This giant of a pantomime is full of family fun, laughter, songs, special effects and movie clips. A perfect festive treat for all the family. Adults £14 Over 60 £13 Under 16 £10 Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under 16) £43 Read More >>
ROHLive The Sleeping Beauty

Thu 16 Jan

19:15

ROHLive The Sleeping Beauty

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections create... Read More >>
ROHLive La bohéme

Wed 29 Jan

19:45

ROHLive La bohéme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing ... Read More >>
Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and John Reid (piano)

Fri 7 Feb

19:30

Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and John Reid (piano)

Hailed as “remarkable” by the Daily Telegraph, British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd is a fast-rising young artist with exceptional poise and musicality. Aged 22, Matilda is captivating audiences with her artistry and communication, her flawless technique and the unique character she brings to each and every work. John Reid‘s career to date has shown him to be a pianist of notable versatility and range, with wide experience as an outstanding chamber musician, song accompanist, soloist and exponent ... Read More >>
ROHLive Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Tue 25 Feb

19:15

ROHLive Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Read More >>
ROHLive Fidelio

Tue 17 Mar

19:15

ROHLive Fidelio

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisone... Read More >>
ROHLive Swan Lake

Wed 1 Apr

19:15

ROHLive Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and co... Read More >>
ROHLive Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Tue 21 Apr

19:00

ROHLive Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations t... Read More >>
ROHLive The Dante Project

Thu 28 May

19:15

ROHLive The Dante Project

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer... Read More >>
ROHLive Elektra

Thu 18 Jun

19:45

ROHLive Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outst... Read More >>
Leon McCawley (piano)

Fri 19 Jun

19:30

Leon McCawley (piano)

One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. PROGRAMME: HAYDN: Sonata in ... Read More >>