Event Cinema

The very best in ballet, opera, theatre and more on screen at The Harlequin, Enjoy upcoming events from the Bolshoi Ballet, National Theatre, RSC, Royal Opera House, English National Opera and a variety of live and recorded concerts!

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  • Tickets from: £14.00 - £16.00
  • first showing: Thu 31 Aug 2017
  • last showing: Thu 31 Aug 2017

NT Live: Yerma 15

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

  • Showing Times: 19.00
  • Running Time: 120 mins
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Thu 14 Sep 2017
  • last showing: Thu 14 Sep 2017

Carmen on the Lake

On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. Bizet’s classic tale of passion, obsession and destiny is sure to captivate your heart with its beautiful Spanish melodies, spectacular staging and innovative use of the lake’s water as an extension of the stage.

  • Showing Times: Thursday 14 september at 7.30pm
  • Running Time: TBC
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Wed 20 Sep 2017
  • last showing: Wed 20 Sep 2017

Royal Opera House: The Magic Flute

Julia Jones conducts the Royal Opera's spellbinding production of Mozart's The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno. 

  • Showing Times: Wednesday 20 September at 7.15pm
  • Running Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes including one interval
  • Tickets from: £11.00 - £13.00
  • first showing: Sun 1 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Sun 1 Oct 2017

Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

  • Showing Times: Sunday 1st October at 3.30pm
  • Running Time: 85 mins
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Tue 3 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Tue 3 Oct 2017

Royal Opera House: La Bohème

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 Jon.

  • Showing Times: Tuesday 3 October at 7.15pm
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes including one interval
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Thu 19 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Thu 19 Oct 2017

Opéra national de Paris: Don Carlos (Live)

If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders.


  • Showing Times: Thursday 19 October at 4.45pm
  • Running Time: 4hrs 50mins