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  • Live Comedy on Stage
  • Event Date: Saturday 03 December
  • Duration: TBC
  • Showcase Coventry presents the best in live stand-up comedy, on stage every Saturday night. Set in the unique Showcase Live auditorium, you can laugh the night away with friends, family and colleagues.. more
  • Teatro alla Scala: Madama Butterfly
  • Event Date: Wednesday 07 December
  • Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Madame Bufferly first saw the light of day in La Scala in February 1904, and was hotly contested. It quickly became a hugely popular opera with performers and audiences alike, and remains one of Pu.. more

  • The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • Event Date: Thursday 08 December
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann,.. more

  • The Metropolitan Opera: L'Amour de Loin
  • Event Date: Saturday 10 December
  • Duration: 3 hours 00 minutes
  • Jaufré Rudel, Prince of Blaye, is tired of the life of pleasure led by the young people of his rank. He yearns for a different, distant love, but he is resigned to the idea that he will never f.. more
  • Little Screen December
  • Event Date: Saturday 10 December
  • Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Join Marty for this month's Little Screen show – where we will be having lots of join-in family fun for preschoolers.
    Our Little Screen December Show is packed with Christmas decorati.. more

  • The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Encore
  • Event Date: Sunday 11 December
  • Duration: 1 hours 49 minutes
  • Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas f.. more
  • Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner
  • Event Date: Tuesday 13 December
  • Duration: TBC
  • Get Better is a yearlong character study of one of the hardest working musicians on earth. Encompassing footage from friends, family and fans across England, Europe and the USA, film maker and friend .. more
  • The Three Tenors Christmas
  • Event Date: Wednesday 14 December
  • Duration: 1 hours 20 minutes
  • The Three Tenors capture the joy and spirit of the season with their first ever Christmas concert, live from Vienna, featuring performances of international season favorites by the best-selling and wo.. more
  • National Theatre Live: No Man's Land
  • Event Date: Thursday 15 December
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land. 

    Two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinki.. more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • Event Date: Saturday 31 December
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • On Christmas Eve, Marie's godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically.. more
  • The Metropolitan Opera: Nabucco
  • Event Date: Saturday 07 January
  • Duration: 3 hours 05 minutes
  • The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determi.. more
  • Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest
  • Event Date: Wednesday 11 January
  • Duration: TBC
  • Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Prospero is a magician. Robbed of his position, po.. more
  • Teatro alla Scala: Coppelia
  • Event Date: Sunday 15 January
  • Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes
  • This 19th century classic is an enchanting tale about a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius. The doll is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter and the mistake leads to .. more

  • Teatro alla Scala: Romeo and Juliet
  • Event Date: Sunday 15 January
  • Duration: TBC
  • Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s instantly recognisable music underscores the lyrical beauty and passion of the star-crossed lovers. The title roles will be played by Italian star Roberto .. more

  • The Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette
  • Event Date: Saturday 21 January
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo return to the Met as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclai.. more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • Event Date: Sunday 22 January
  • Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • At the christening of princess Aurora, the evil fairy Carabosse throws a terrible curse upon her and predicts that she will prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. Fortunately, the Lilac.. more
  • The Royal Opera: Il trovatore
  • Event Date: Tuesday 31 January
  • Duration: TBC
  • Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the .. more
  • National Theatre Live: Amadeus
  • Event Date: Thursday 02 February
  • Duration: TBC
  • Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment b.. more
  • The Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
  • Event Date: Wednesday 08 February
  • Duration: TBC
  • The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor combines themes from three of.. more
  • National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
  • Event Date: Thursday 16 February
  • Duration: 4 hours 00 minutes
  • Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in the Donmar Warehouse production.
    Bernard Shaw’s c.. more
  • The Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka
  • Event Date: Saturday 25 February
  • Duration: 4 hours 05 minutes
  • Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theat.. more

  • The Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty
  • Event Date: Tuesday 28 February
  • Duration: 3 hours 00 minutes
  • The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage. It is also The Royal Ballet.. more
  • The Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty ENCORE
  • Event Date: Sunday 05 March
  • Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage. It is also The Royal Ballet.. more
  • National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
  • Event Date: Thursday 09 March
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Hedda (Ruth Wilson) and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her o.. more

  • The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata
  • Event Date: Saturday 11 March
  • Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfred.. more

  • Teatro Regio di Torino: Manon Lescaut
  • Event Date: Tuesday 14 March
  • Duration: TBC
  • María José Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who be.. more

  • The Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo
  • Event Date: Saturday 25 March
  • Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as.. more
  • The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly
  • Event Date: Thursday 30 March
  • Duration: TBC
  • The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding an.. more
  • National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
  • Event Date: Thursday 06 April
  • Duration: TBC
  • Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. De.. more

  • The Royal Ballet: Jewels
  • Event Date: Tuesday 11 April
  • Duration: TBC
  • George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Faure provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'E.. more
  • The Royal Ballet: Jewels ENCORE
  • Event Date: Sunday 16 April
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Faure provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'E.. more
  • The Australian Ballet: Coppelia
  • Event Date: Wednesday 19 April
  • Duration: TBC
  • A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppélia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes. Swanilda and Franz are in.. more
  • The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin
  • Event Date: Saturday 22 April
  • Duration: 4 hours 00 minutes
  • Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana.. more
  • Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Ceasar
  • Event Date: Wednesday 26 April
  • Duration: 2 hours 00 minutes
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  • The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier
  • Event Date: Saturday 13 May
  • Duration: 4 hours 50 minutes
  • The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met&rsq.. more

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
  • Event Date: Wednesday 24 May
  • Duration: 2 hours 00 minutes
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  • The Royal Ballet: The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand
  • Event Date: Wednesday 07 June
  • Duration: TBC
  • This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. more
  • Teatro alla Scala: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
  • Event Date: Monday 19 June
  • Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Mozart found inspiration for this opera from a popular farce of his day about two pairs of European lovers, one noble and the other their servants, who are trying to escape from the harem of a Turk.. more

  • The Royal Opera: Otello
  • Event Date: Wednesday 28 June
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his .. more

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicas
  • Event Date: Wednesday 09 August
  • Duration: 2 hours 00 minutes
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