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A live cinema broadcast is not quite like being in the audience of a production, nor is it like watching a cinema screening; it is a unique experience. You’ll see the performers close up, as you have never seen them before and hear every word or note in crystal clear digital audio. You will also be taking part in a global event, experiencing a performance at the same time as thousands of others around the world. Since the Metropolitan Opera in New York used satellite technology to broadcast their production of The Magic Flute in December 2006, live cinema broadcasts have gone from strength to strength. Today, many major events, including theatre, opera, ballet, rock & pop concerts, sports and exhibitions are broadcast around the world to be enjoyed in local cinemas at affordable prices. Following four hugely successful live screenings this summer at the Picture House, including Macbeth live from Manchester International Festival, we are now bringing you the full seasons from three fantastic institutions, so you can enjoy the best culture the UK has to offer in your very own cinema.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Their past productions have received rave-reviews from critics and audiences alike, and are amongst the most popular shows available.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE From the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Live broadcast world class Opera and Ballet direct to cinemas to ensure audiences all around the UK are able to experience their wonderful productions. This season includes The Royal Ballet’s beautiful production of The Nutcracker, choreographed and produced by Sir Peter Wright.


Macbeth, July 2013


The Picture House is a 490 seat cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting live theatre, opera, ballet and live music by satellite from around the world, enhancing our varied programme. The Picture House is available for hire (commercially & by the community), with hirers bringing live events such as comedy nights & music acts to the mix. Please contact the Manager on 01422 847287 or visit our website for details about hiring the cinema.

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Thurs 31 October Frankenstein (15) at 7:00pm (6:00pm)

Mon 4 November Les Vêpres siciliennes (Adv 12A) at 5:45pm (5:00pm)

Weds 13 November Richard II (Adv 12A) at 7:00pm (6:00pm)

Thurs 21 November The Habit of Art (15) at 7:45pm (6:45pm)

Tues 3 December Frankenstein (15) at 7:00pm (6:00pm)

Thurs 12 December The Nutcracker (Adv 12A) at 7:15pm (6:15pm)

Weds 18 December Parsifal (Adv 12A) at 4:45pm (4:00pm)

Mon 27 January Giselle (Adv 12A) at 7:15pm (6:15pm)

Thurs 30 January Coriolanus (Adv 12A) at 7:00pm (6:00pm)

Weds 12 February Don Giovanni (Adv 12A) at 6:45pm (5:45pm)

Thurs 27 February National Theatre’s War Horse (Adv 12A) at 7:00pm (6.00pm)

Weds 19 March The Sleeping Beauty (Adv 12A) at 7:15pm (6:15pm)

Mon 28 April The Winter’s Tale (Adv 12A) at 7:15pm (6:15pm)

Weds 14 May Henry IV – Part I (Adv 12A) at 7:00pm (6.00pm)

Weds 18 June Henry IV – Part II (Adv 12A) at 7:00pm (6:00pm)

Thurs 24 June Manon Lescaut (Adv 12A) at 6:45pm (5:45pm)

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Evenings: Daily from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (Where the event/screening time is not 7.45pm, the Box Office will be open from doors opening until 45 minutes after the event/screening start time) Thursdays: From 10.15am to 11.45am. Weekends: Saturday & Sunday from 1.15pm to 2.45pm (or from 15Lminutes i v e bbefore r o a dthe c a advertised sts to afternoon screening time (opening when doors open) for 90 minutes)


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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Adv 12A) Weds 3rd September at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm) Broadcast live from Stratford Upon Avon

The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the worlds’ best known theatre companies. Based in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, with over 1 million visitors to their theatres each year, they are renowned for their excellent productions of the Bard’s works. RSC Live will broadcast their 13 November productions live to cinemas for the very first time, beginning with David Tenant starring in Richard II in November.


Tickets for all live broadcasts are priced £15 (£14) unless otherwise stated, with encore (recorded) screenings priced at £12 (£11). They are available to buy in advance via (booking fees apply) and from the Picture House box office during opening hours (no booking fees, cash only & no telephone bookings). All seating is unreserved, with the Stalls area seating being sold first, and no refunds or exchanges are possible. Our Box Office is open to personal callers for the sale of advance tickets (cash only) as follows:

Photograph of David Tennant by Jillian Edelstein





Times listed are performance start times, followed by doors open times in brackets

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. This will be the first time in 45 years 2013 pArt I 14 mAy 2014 3 september 2014 The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed pArt II 18 JuNe 2014 in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.







Thurs 31st October & Tues 3rd December at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm) - Encore screenings (recorded)

Weds 18th December at 4:45pm (doors 4:00pm)

Weds 19th March at 7:15pm (doors 6:15pm)

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Cumberbatch plays Victor and Lee Miller takes the role of Creature on 31st October, with these roles being reversed on 3rd December.

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

Parsifal, Wagner’s huge, profound meditation on guilt, death and possible redemption, is always a remarkable event. This new production, directed by Stephen Langridge, is especially exciting. An extraordinary cast of Wagnerian singers come together: Heldentenor Simon O’Neill, sings Parsifal, the magnificent bass René Pape is Gurnemanz, Gerald Finley makes his role debut as Amfortas after a wonderful Hans Sachs at Glyndebourne, Willard White sings the sorcerer Klingsor, and versatile singer-actress Angela Denoke is an intriguing choice for Kundry.

First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. It is also The Royal Ballet’s signature work. With Oliver Messel’s gorgeous original designs wonderfully re-imagined by Peter Farmer, today’s Sleeping Beauty not only captures the mood of the original but shows that this is very much a living work for The Royal Ballet.




Mon 4th November at 5:45pm (doors 5:00pm)

Mon 27th January at 7:15pm (doors 6:15pm)

Mon 28th April at 7:15pm (doors 6:15pm)

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

The Royal Opera House presents Verdi’s grand opera Les Vêpres siciliennes for the very first time, in a major new production. Antonio Pappano conducts a star cast that includes Bryan Hymel, Marina Polavskaya and Michael Volle. Paris in 1855, provides the starting point for the interpretation by celebrated Norwegian born director Stefan Herheim, making his Covent Garden debut. The story is set to impassioned and dramatic music, rich in showpiece arias and ensembles and with striking choruses.

Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self- sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its famous White Act. This is one of The Royal Ballet’s most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival.

Following his delightful full-length ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Christopher Wheeldon has created his first ballet based on a Shakespeare play, the late romance The Winter’s Tale. The story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet through remorse and regret – and after a statue comes miraculously to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.



HENRY IV – Part I (Adv 12A)

Weds 13th November at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

Thurs 30th January at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

Weds 14th May at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

Broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon

Broadcast live from the Domar Warehouse, Covent Garden

Broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon

We’re thrilled to be screening the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the RSC. We kick-start an exciting new season of three RSC plays with the sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness, a man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

NT Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse) in the title role. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of real politik and the voice of an angry people.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s (Richard II) production of Henry IV Parts I and II is an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil. With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

THE HABIT OF ART (15) Thurs 21st November at 7:45pm (doors 6:45pm) Encore screening (recorded) NT Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with the late Richard Griffiths, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography.



HENRY IV – Part II (Adv 12A)

Weds 12th February at 6:45pm (doors 5:45pm)

Weds 18th June at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

Broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon

Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy Don Giovanni offers boundless scope for directors, and Kasper Holten wants to shift the emphasis from Don Giovanni’s sex life into a darker place, showing Giovanni’s womanizing as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. Though it is a dark piece, Holten intends to handle it with a light touch and he is working with a superb cast – Mariusz Kwiecien, one of the world’s leading Don Giovannis, and acclaimed French soprano Véronique Gens.

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops and gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.



Thurs 12th December at 7:15pm (doors 6:15pm)

Thurs 27th February at 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

Thurs 24th June at 6:45pm (doors 5:45pm)

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

Broadcast live from London’s West End

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London

From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky’s overture to The Nutcracker, a sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara. The two acts include a magically growing Christmas tree, a midnight battle of toy soldiers, and the Kingdom of Sweets featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy. Peter Wright’s classic production, first seen at Covent Garden in 1984, is an essential part of Christmas for audiences of all ages.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, The National Theatre’s original production of War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

This early Puccini masterpiece, Manon Lescaut, makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years. Exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, who sings the title role, caused a sensation as Madame Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.