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

Royal Ballet: Manon

3 May @ 19:15 - 21:50
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

National Theatre: Macbeth

10 May @ 19:00 - 22:30
£10 : : Tickets on general sale now

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
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.

New Adventures: Cinderella

15 May @ 19:00 - 22:00
£12.50 : : Tickets on sale to members

Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew’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.

Vaudeville Theatre: An Ideal Husband

5 June @ 19:15 - 22:00
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company. Starring Edward Fox, Frances Barber and Sally Bretton, it will be directed by Jonathan Church.

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

12 June @ 19:15 - 22:15
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Berliner Philharmoniker: Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert

20 June @ 18:30 - 20:30
£15 : : Tickets on sale approx six weeks before event

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.”
This special broadcast will include exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet

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

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.
The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Andre Rieu: 2018 Maastricht Concert

28 July @ 19:00 - 21:15
£15 : : Tickets on general sale now

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists.
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Merry Wives Of Windsor

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

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 sale approx six weeks before event

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.

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 Shakespeare Company: Troilus and Cressida

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

“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.