Royal Ballet and Opera in Cinema

Since 2008, our cinema programme has brought over 120 opera and ballet broadcasts to audiences across the globe. It now reaches more than 1,500 cinemas from the UK to New Zealand, bringing the best of our resident companies to the big screen.

2024/25 Cinema Season

The Royal Ballet and Opera also present 11 productions in 1,500 cinemas across the globe next Season, including such beloved classics as Cinderella, The Nutcracker and The Marriage of Figaro and exciting new opera productions including The Tales of Hoffmann and Die Walküre. Booking opens soon – tickets will be available via your local cinema.

The Marriage of Figaro

The Royal Opera

It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal.

Live in cinemas: Tuesday 10 September 2024
Encores from: Tuesday 15 September 2024

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet

Tumble down the rabbit hole in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous family story.

Live in cinemas: Tuesday 15 October 2024
Encores from: Sunday 20 October 2024


The Royal Ballet

This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true.

Live in cinemas: Tuesday 10 December 2024
Encores from: Sunday 15 December 2024

The Nutcracker (2023)


Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

In cinemas: From Tuesday 17 December 2024

The Tales of Hoffmann

The Royal Opera

Four women: four curious love stories.

In cinemas: Wednesday 15 January 2025
Encores from: Sunday 19 January 2025

A group of Royal Ballet artists dance onstage in white tutus in a performance of Swan Lake. The dancers are dressed white feathers and matching headresses. The set has a glowing white moon and the dancers are arranged in three lines.

Swan Lake (2024)


Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.

In cinemas: Thursday 27 February 2025
Encores from: Sunday 2 March 2025

Ballet dancers performing onstage as Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Ballet

The greatest love story ever told – through ballet.

Live in cinemas: Thursday 20 March 2025
Encores from: Sunday 23 March 2025

Production photo of Turandot, The Royal Opera ©2023 Marc Brenner


The Royal Opera

Puccini’s captivating opera of a cold-hearted princess and her mysterious suitor.

Live in cinemas: Tuesday 1 April 2025
Encores from: Sunday 6 April 2025

A naked woman lies on a dark forest floor impaled by a large sword as the viewer watches from a hollowed tree.

Die Walküre

The Royal Opera

Gods and mortals battle in the second chapter of Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Live in cinemas: Wednesday 14 May 2025
Encores from: Sunday 18 May 2025

Ballet to Broadway: Wheeldon Works

The Royal Ballet

Sensuous contemporary ballet meets the energy of musical theatre in four distinctive short works.

Live in cinemas: Thursday 22 May 2025
Encores from: Sunday 25 May 2025

A performer dressed in a red cloak carrying a wicker picnic basket stands on a wooden turntable and sings under a spotlight. In front of her, a bearded man is curled on his back on the floor, holding a bright pink flower. Musicians are sat around the turntable and a yellow moon hangs in the background.

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy

SPECIAL SCREENING Little Bulb with The Royal Opera

Join our ragtag band of wild musicians as they guide all the family through this famous tale with new twists, turns, magic and song.

Special screenings in a cinema near you.

Available to watch in the UK only

A brunette woman with blue eyes stares at the camera. She is wearing a white tulle dress that reaches all the way to her neck. Water dripping down the lens blurs the image, which has a deep blue tint.



Find out about 13 productions that we broadcast to cinemas across the globe in the 2023/24 Season. Tickets for encore performances can be purchase via your local cinema.

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