Runtime: 124mins   Rating: U
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Join us for the 2019/20 season of Live Encore screenings with the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet from the comfort of our refurbished auditorium on a Sunday afternoon.  We are known for our friendly welcome, and if you wish, you can enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple from our bar or a delicious Purbeck Ice Cream... see events coming soon:


Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premieres) - Live Encore on Sunday, 1 March at 2pm prompt

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. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.


Royal Opera: Fidelio - Live Encore on Sunday, 22 March at 2pm prompt

Runtime: 150 Mins

Release Date: 17/03/2020

Director: Tobias Kratzer

Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 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’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity. 


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake - Live Encore on  Sunday, 5 April at 2pm prompt

Runtime: 180 Mins

Release Date: 01/04/2020

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. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece refreshed for a new generation. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.