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.


National Theatre Live - Julie

National Theatre Live – Julie

By Polly Stenham (after Strindberg) Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea). Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into…
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Date
Thu 06 September 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
Big Band

Big Band Night (hosted by DGKollective)

The impressive 18 piece big band, DGKOLLECTIVE, is set to return to host a night of dancing, performing a 2.5 hour programme of Swing and Latin music, led by director Andrew Turnbull. If you would prefer to listen and just enjoy the incredible sound of an 18 piece big band with a drink from the Rheged Bar, you’re also very welcome – a great time is guaranteed. For dancers looking to learn something new or beginners who would like to…
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Date
Sat 08 September 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Mountain Hall
the merry wives of windsor

The Merry Wives Of Windsor – The Royal Shakespeare Company

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 12 September 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

By William Shakespeare ★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 27 September 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Big Screen
Untitled design (57)

Live From Shakespeare’s Globe: The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters with a colossal sweep that takes audiences from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival. Staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, this new production will be directed by Blanche McIntyre, who is returning to…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 04 October 2018
Time
7.20pm
Venue
Big Screen
The Metropolitan Opera Live: Aida

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Aida

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production. Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. Aida and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida…
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Date
Sat 06 October 2018
Time
5.55pm
Venue
Big Screen
The Importance Of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde

The Importance Of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Season

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is…
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Date
Tue 09 October 2018
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Big Screen
Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!   The 60th Anniversary Tour will be broadcast LIVE at Rheged on Friday 12 October 2018, with special encore screenings on Sunday 14 October in celebration of Cliff's 78th birthday. Featuring a selection…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 12 October 2018
Time
8.00pm
Venue
Big 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