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.


The Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling

The Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 15 October 2018
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Big Screen
Dracula and Frankenstein Live Theatre

Dracula & Frankenstein Live Theatre

Something unique is coming to the Rheged Theatre this October - Are you brave enough to experience this truly terrifying stage adaptation of two classic stories,  re-told live on stage in what has been described as "the most chilling horror play on any stage." Act 1 tells the story of Frankenstein and the creation of his monster, Act 2 the tale of Dracula and his story untold. Two separate plays that strangely connect throughout the narrative, weaving through time before revealing the horrific truth at the end!…
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Date
Mon 22 October 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Theatre Screen
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The Metropolitan Opera: Samson et Dalila

Recorded live from Saturday 20 October Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix ” marks the climax of…
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Date
Mon 22 October 2018
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Big Screen
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Funny Girl – The Musical

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics…
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Date
Wed 24 October 2018
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Big Screen
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The Metropolitan Opera Live – La Fanciulla del West

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del…
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Date
Sat 27 October 2018
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Big Screen
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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE – Die Walküre

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is…
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Date
Sun 28 October 2018
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
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National Theatre Live – Allelujah!

by Alan Bennett 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 people’s choir. Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen…
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Date
Thu 01 November 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
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The Metropolitan Opera Live: Marnie

A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?  Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Mezzo-soprano…
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Date
Sat 10 November 2018
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Big Screen
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Bolshoi Live: La Sylphide

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.  Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece. Music Herman Severin Løvenskiold Choreography Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville Libretto Adolphe…
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Date
Sun 11 November 2018
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
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The Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadère

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the Prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the Prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 13 November 2018
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Big Screen