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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 – Alice In Wonderland

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much loved book. At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 23 October 2017
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema

BOLSHOI BALLET – The Taming Of The Shrew

Captured live on Jan 24, 2016 With music from Dmitri Shostakovich and choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Katherina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca), Semyon Chudin (Lucentio), Anna Tikhomirova (the Housekeeper), Igor Tsvirko (Hortensio), Vyacheslav Lopatin (Gremio), Artemy Belyakov (Baptista) Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite…
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Date
Sun 12 November 2017
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema

National Theatre – Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas, including Rheged. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of…
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Date
Thu 16 November 2017
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA – The Exterminating Angel (LIVE)

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is…
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Date
Sat 18 November 2017
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Cinema

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN – David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Art

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts - A Bigger Picture 2012 and 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016 Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 21 November 2017
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema

Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman Of No Importance

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeares Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a…
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Date
Tue 28 November 2017
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema

BOLSHOI BALLET – The Nutcracker

Captured live on Dec 21, 2014  With music from Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich and libretto, Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa). Cast: Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life,…
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Date
Sun 03 December 2017
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Cinema

THE ROYAL BALLET – The Nutcracker

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 05 December 2017
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Cinema

NATIONAL THEATRE – Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 07 December 2017
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Cinema

Old Vic Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Starring Rhys Ifans as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Matthew Warchus directs Charles Dickens’ timeless classic in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to and sees with fresh eyes, the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s…
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Date
Wed 13 December 2017
Time
6.45pm
Venue
Cinema