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 Opera House: La Boheme

29 January @ 19:45 - 22:15
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When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

Adelphi Theatre: Kinky Boots

4 February @ 19:00 - 21:30
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We will be showing Kinky Boots recorded in 2018 at the Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 4th February at 7pm. Feel-good West End and Broadway award-winning musical inspired by a true story and celebrating a joyous triumph over adversity. With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde), and book […]

National Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy – Encore Screening

13 February @ 19:00 - 22:30
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On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

National Theatre: Cyrano De Bergerac

20 February @ 19:00 - 22:00
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Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Royal Ballet: The Cellist & Dances At A Gathering

25 February @ 19:15 - 21:45
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Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
Jerome Robbins’ elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Riverdance: 25th Anniversary Gala Performance

3 March @ 19:00 - 21:30
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25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance.
The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

Royal Opera House: Fidelio

17 March @ 19:15 - 22:25
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We will be showing Beethoven’s Fidelio live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 17th March at 7.15pm Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) […]

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

24 March @ 19:15 - 21:00
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My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.
Filmed live in October 2019 in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus, Wienerblut and The Merry Widow plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

1 April @ 19:15 - 22:25
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Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.
While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

21 April @ 19:00 - 22:00
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Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.
In this award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

National Theatre: The Welkin

21 May @ 19:00 - 22:00
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One life in the hands of 12 women.
Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

Royal Ballet: The Dante Project

28 May @ 19:15 - 22:25
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Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter’s Tale

10 June @ 19:00 - 22:00
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King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?
A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.

Royal Opera House: Elektra

18 June @ 19:45 - 22:00
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Strauss’ thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.
This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Comedy Of Errors

15 July @ 19:00 - 22:00
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How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?

Royal Shakespeare Company: Pericles

23 September @ 19:00 - 22:00
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Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.