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: £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: Wed 18 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Wed 18 Oct 2017

All 'Opera: Carmen

From Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma: Carmen deals with the love and jealousy of naïve soldier Don José who’s lured away from his beloved by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen, whom he allows to escape from custody. Staged by Argentine director Valentina Carrasco, this is a modern interpretation performed in the enchanting setting of the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, the archaeological site of the Roman Baths where a unique theatrical stage comes to life.




  • Showing Times: Wednesday 18 October at 7.00pm
  • Running Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • 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
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Sun 22 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire (Live)

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

  • Showing Times: Sunday 22nd October at 4pm
  • Running Time: 3hrs 35mins
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Mon 23 Oct 2017
  • last showing: Mon 23 Oct 2017

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll's much-loved book.


  • Showing Times: Monday 23 October at 7.15pm
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes including two intervals