The Harlequin Theatre partners with the Royal Opera House


The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema is delighted to announce a partnership with the Royal Opera House!

This partnership will see the Harlequin screening opera productions featuring many of the most sought–after singers in the opera world including Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Vittorio Grigola, Bryn Terfel, Jonas Kaufmann, Christine Rice and Gerald Finley.

"We are proud to increase our commitment to Event Cinema with a quality mix of opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House! We truly want to bring the world's greatest on stage productions to as wide an audience as possible. The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet being two of the most renowned production companies in the world provide us with a real opportunity to help the Harlequin achieve our goal of theatre for the masses" - Elizabeth Smith Theatre Manager


Our season begins with Swan Lake on the 22nd March...

Swan LakeSunday 22nd March 2pm
The Royal Ballet
By Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny NEW, 1 April at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Kurt Weill
Dir: John Fulljames
Cond: Mark Wigglesworth
Cast includes Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard W White and Christine Rice.

La Fille mal gardèe, 5 May at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery

La bohème, 10 June at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Giacomo Puccini
Dir: John Copley
Cond: Dan Ettinger
Cast includes Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja

Guillaume Tell NEW, 5 July at 2.45pm
The Royal Opera
Gioachino Rossini
Dir: Damiano Michieletto
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes Gerald Finley and Malin Byström

For more information please don't hesitate to contact our box office on 01737 276 500 or visit