Now showing

The Olive Tree (M)
Tulip Fever (M)
Thor: Ragnarok (M)
Victoria and Abdul (PG)
Murder on the Orient Express (M)
I Am Not Your Negro (E)
Madame (M)
No Ordinary Sheila (G)
Frantz (PG)
Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (R13)
Human Traces (M)
Waru (M)
The Passion of Augustine (PG)

Coming soon

Wonder (PG)
Breathe (M)
Finding Your Feet (TBA)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R16)
Paddington 2 (TBA)
Borg vs McEnroe (M)
The Disaster Artist (M)
The Florida Project (R13)
The Greatest Showman (TBA)
Darkest Hour (TBA)
The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)
The Shape of Water (R16)
Downsizing (TBA)
Coco (TBA)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG)
Call Me By Your Name (RP13)
British Museum presents: Hokusai

Royal Opera House 2017-18

Welcome to the 2017-18 season of the Royal Opera House at Light House Cinema.

Click the links below for session times and more information

ROH: The Magic Flute

From October 2017

Mozart’s glorious opera 'The Magic Flute' is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…

ROH: La bohème

From November 2017

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones.

ROH: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

From November 2017

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 stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

ROH: The Nutcracker

From December 2017

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 treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

ROH: Rigoletto

From February 2018

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

ROH: Tosca

From March 2018

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

ROH: The Winters Tale

From March 2018

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.

ROH: Carmen

From April 2018

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has.

ROH: Bernstein Centenary

From April 2018

Bernstein Centenary: New Wayne McGregor | The Age Of Anxiety | New Christopher Wheeldon.

The Royal Ballet celebrates the Centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

ROH: Macbeth

From May 2018

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

ROH: Manon

From May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux's tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.

ROH: Swan Lake

From July 2018

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John MacFarlane. Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets.

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