Live Broadcasts

We have an ongoing programme of live broadcasts from the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House and other venues throughout the season. Please note that live events are received via satellite and susceptible to certain technical issues and atmospheric conditions beyond our control. These are quite rare and we do our best to minimise their impact on the performance.

Tickets for live broadcasts usually go on sale six weeks before broadcast for members and five weeks for non-members. 

Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing mail@tideswellcinema.com

Jonas Kaufmann: Under The Stars

30 August @ 19:15 - 21:15
£15 : , : Tickets on general sale now

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice.
Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars

National Theatre: Julie

6 September @ 19:00 - 21:30
£10 : : Tickets on general sale now

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Merry Wives Of Windsor

12 September @ 19:00 - 22:30
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Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

Opera Australia: La Boheme

13 September @ 19:00 - 21:30
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

20 September @ 19:15 - 22:15
£15 : : Tickets on sale to members

Step into the ballrooms of Paris and join us for The Australian Ballet’s production of The Merry Widow – a light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers.
The tiny nation of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. But trouble brews when he discovers that he rejected her when she was his childhood sweetheart. Will she forgive him?

National Theatre: King Lear

27 September @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on sale to members

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Globe Theatre: The Winter’s Tale

4 October @ 19:15 - 22:15
£15.00 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters with a colossal sweep that takes audiences from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival.

Vaudeville Theatre: Importance of Being Earnest

9 October @ 19:15 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.
Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Royal Ballet: Mayerling

15 October @ 19:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of this ballet which was inspired by true events.
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. With music By Franz Liszt, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery, Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

28 October @ 17:00 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in Wagner’s Ring Cycle and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. Among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.

National Theatre: Allelujah!

1 November @ 19:00 - 22:00
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Filmed live in front of an audience at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere

13 November @ 19:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Marius Petipa’s fantasy is set in legendary India. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Troilus and Cressida

14 November @ 19:00 - 22:30
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“Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

National Theatre: The Madness Of George III

20 November @ 19:00 - 22:00
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

3 December @ 19:15 - 21:50
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.
Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll.

National Theatre: Antony And Cleopatra

6 December @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

11 December @ 19:30 - 21:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow stars in a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving.

Royal Opera House: The Queen Of Spades

22 January, 2019 @ 18:45 - 22:15
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.
Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

30 January, 2019 @ 18:45 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.
Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.

National Theatre: I’m Not Running

31 January, 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:00
£10 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

19 February, 2019 @ 19:15 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

2 April, 2019 @ 18:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.
Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Ludovic Tézier star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino (The Force Of Destiny), an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

Royal Opera House: Faust

30 April, 2019 @ 18:45 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.
There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Royal Ballet: Within The Golden Hour / World Premier / Flight Pattern

16 May, 2019 @ 19:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Two recent works from Christopher Wheeldon and Crystal Pite plus the world premier of a new ballet by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui showcase the contemporary face of The Royal Ballet.

Royal Ballet: Romeo And Juliet

11 June, 2019 @ 19:15 - 22:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.