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.


RIGOLETTO by Verdi ; 
 (Gilda) ; 
Directed by David McVicar ; 
Set designed by Michael Vale ; 
Costume design by Tanya McCallin ; 
Lighting design by Paule Constable ; 
The Royal Opera ; 
At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 
9 September 2014 ; 
Credit: Catherine Ashmore / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL ;

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – Rigoletto

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.   The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda,…
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Date
Sat 20 January 2018
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema
Romeo 600

BOLSHOI BALLET – Romeo & Juliet

With music from Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Alexei Ratmansky Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation of…
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Date
Sun 21 January 2018
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Cinema
Cezanne 600

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN – Cezanne: Portrait Of A Life

From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC Directed by Phil Grabsky EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 23 January 2018
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema
Tosca-600

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA – Tosca (Live)

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary…
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Date
Sat 27 January 2018
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Cinema
Lady of the Camellias 600

BOLSHOI BALLET – Lady Of The Camellias

Captured live on Dec 06, 2015. With music from Frédéric Chopin and choreography by John Neumeier. Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Marguerite Gautier), Edvin Revazov (Armand Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux), Kristina Kretova (Prudence Duvernoy), Mikhail Lobukhin (Gaston Rieux), Anna Antropova (Nanina), Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval), Daria Khokhlova (Olympia) As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives…
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Date
Sun 04 February 2018
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema
Tosca Opera 600

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – Tosca

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley. Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 07 February 2018
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema
L-Elisir-d-Amore-600

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA – L’Elisir d’Amore (LIVE)

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his moving “Una furtiva lagrima.” Rising South…
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Date
Sat 10 February 2018
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Cinema
twelfth night 600

THE RSC – Twelfth Night

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 14 February 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema
cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-photo-by-charlie-gray2 600

National Theatre – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by Benedict Andrews. Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 22 February 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema
La-Boheme-THE-MET-600

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA – La Boheme (LIVE)

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and…
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Date
Sat 24 February 2018
Time
5.30pm
Venue
Cinema