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 - £12.50
  • first showing: Wed 25 Apr 2018
  • last showing: Wed 25 Apr 2018

English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle U

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon.

  • Showing Times: Wednesday 25 April at 7.00pm
  • Running Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes including two intervals
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Thu 3 May 2018
  • last showing: Thu 3 May 2018

Royal Opera House: Manon

Kenneth Macmillan's powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux's tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massene.


  • Showing Times: Thursday 3 May at 7.15pm
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes including one interval
  • Tickets from: £16.00 - £18.00
  • first showing: Tue 8 May 2018
  • last showing: Tue 8 May 2018

All 'Opera: Don Pasquale

From Teatro Alla Scala: Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. DON PASQUALE follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale’s chosen bride isn’t who she seems and bears her own secret…

  • Showing Times: Wednesday 18 April at 7.30pm
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes
  • Tickets from: £15.00 - £17.00
  • first showing: Thu 10 May 2018
  • last showing: Thu 10 May 2018

NT Live: Macbeth 15

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

  • Starring: Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff
  • Showing Times: 19.00
  • Running Time: 210 mins
  • Tickets from: £11.00 - £12.50
  • first showing: Tue 15 May 2018
  • last showing: Tue 15 May 2018

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella 12

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.


  • Showing Times: Tuesday 15 May at 7.00pm
  • Running Time: 150 mins
  • Tickets from: £15.00 - £17.00
  • first showing: Wed 16 May 2018
  • last showing: Wed 16 May 2018

An American in Paris - The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming to The Harlequin's big screen!.


  • Showing Times: Wednesday 16 May at 19.00
  • Running Time: 160 mins