Live Streaming

Live Streaming

Live Streaming

Opera, theatre and ballet is streamed live to our big screen from the most prestigious arts venues at home and abroad. This makes it possible to watch productions from The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bolshoi Ballet and The Royal Ballet here in Cumbria, at the same time they are being performed. As well as brilliant performance, we also show art as part of the Exhibition on Screen and Discover Arts programmes. Tickets range from £11 – £19 unless specified. View a copy of our seating plan here.

ENCORE! ENCORE! If you aren’t able to attend a live screening, we often screen specially recorded daytime encores a few days after the live event.

Occasionally, we also show RECORDED BROADCASTS which are slightly older, but much loved productions that we’ve been given another chance to screen.


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National Theatre – Yerma (LIVE)

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard),…
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Date
Thu 31 August 2017
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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National Theatre – Yerma (ENCORE)

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening…
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Date
Sun 03 September 2017
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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John le Carré – An evening with George Smiley

In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF) Live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Featuring readings from his new novel A Legacy of Spies, and a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience the…
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Date
Thu 07 September 2017
Time
8.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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Live from Bregenz, Austria – Carmen on the Lake

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original…
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2
Next Date
Thu 14 September 2017
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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British Museum – Hokusai

This fascinating cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.  Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.  Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japan’s greatest artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology,…
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Date
Sat 16 September 2017
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
at The Royal Opera House

Conductor Cornelius Meister
Director David McVicar 
Set designs John Macfarlane 
Lighting design Paule Constable 
Movement director Leah Hausman 
Chorus director Renato Balsadonna
Associate Concert Master Ania Safonova

Cast:
Tamino  Toby Spence
Pamina  Janai Brugger
Queen of the Night  Anna Siminska
Papageno  Markus Werba
Sarastro  Georg Zeppenfeld
Monostatos  Colin Judson
Papagena  Rhian Lois
Speaker of the Temple  Benjamin Bevan
First Lady  Sinead Mulhern
Second Lady  Nadezhda Karyazina
Third Lady  Claudia Huckle
First Priest  Harry Nicoll
Second Priest  Donald Maxwell
First Man in Armour  Samuel Sakker
Second Man in Armour  James Platt
Three boys  Michael Clayton-Jolly
Matthew Price  Alessio D'Andrea

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – The Magic Flute

Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spellbinding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems... David…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 20 September 2017
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema
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Live from Shakespeare’s Globe – King Lear

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart.
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2
Next Date
Thu 21 September 2017
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema
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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN – Canaletto & The Art Of Venice

Directed by David Bickerstaff EXHIBITION ON SCREEN opens its fifth season with Canaletto and the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing.…
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2
Next Date
Tue 26 September 2017
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema
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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – La bohème

Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 03 October 2017
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema
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National Theatre – Hamlet

(Captured Live from 2015) Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the…
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Date
Thu 05 October 2017
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema