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.

See the full ’19/’20 Season brochure here


Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s 5-star production of The Red Shoes is inspired by the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film of the same name, and won two Olivier awards when it premiered in 2016. It’s a tale of obsession, possession and grief and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 19 May 2020
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen One

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project World Premiere

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…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 28 May 2020
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Screen One

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter’s Tale

Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late? Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find…
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Date
Wed 10 June 2020
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Screen One

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: Season Finale Concert

Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”. This spectacular Season Finale Concert will be broadcast live from Berlin and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and insights into the programme.
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Date
Fri 12 June 2020
Time
6.30pm
Venue
Screen One

Royal Opera House Live: 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 outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 18 June 2020
Time
7.45pm
Venue
Screen One

Kinky Boots – The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde,Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common–or so they think. Charlie (Killian…
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Date
Tue 30 June 2020
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen One

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons; Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 06 July 2020
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Screen Two

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. “So I to find a mother and a brother In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself” How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts…
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Date
Wed 15 July 2020
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Screen One

NT Live – Jack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals A riotous new comedy, from the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her…
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Date
Thu 23 July 2020
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Screen One

Andre Rieu’s Maastricht Concert 2020

Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Sat 01 August 2020
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Screen One