- Directed by: James Wan
- Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison
Thu 21 Dec
IMAX / 3D
Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec
Sun 24 Dec
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Tom Cairns
- Cast: Simon Callow
One-man theatrical version of the classic Christmas story based on Dickens' own performance adaptation. Created by Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns.
Thu 14 Dec
- 2h 11min
- Directed by: John McTiernan
- Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov
Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.
Fri 15 Dec
- 2h 5min
- Directed by: Takashi Yamazaki
- Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki
Returning the franchise to its roots, post-war Japan is at its lowest point when a new threat emerges in the form of a gigantic monster.
Fri 15 Dec
Sat 16 Dec
Sun 17 Dec
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Joe Dante
- Written by: Chris Columbus
- Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman
Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Mon 11 Dec
- 1h 26min
- Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
- Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.
Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec
Sun 24 Dec
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarico
Kenneth Branagh returns as Poirot who, now retired, attends a séance at which one of the guests is murdered. Based on Agatha Christie's novel, Hallowe'en Party.
Tue 12 Dec
- 2h 16min
- Directed by: Nancy Meyers
- Written by: Nancy Meyers
- Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Shannyn Sossamon, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell
Two ladies with guy trouble swap homes. Amanda (Diaz) ends up with Iris' brother (Law) in the UK, and Iris (Winslet) befriends funnyman Miles (Black) Stateside. This fairly repellent life swap romantic comedy was written specifically for these actors, but you wouldn't think it.
Mon 18 Dec
- Directed by: Chris Columbus
- Written by: John Hughes
- Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Young Kevin McAllister is once again left alone for Christmas (this time in the Big Apple), with two crooks to contend with.
Wed 20 Dec
- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise.
After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.
Wed 13 Dec
- Directed by: Rupert Goold
- Cast: Joseph Fiennes
A new play by James Graham directed by Rupert Goold.
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game.
The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?
With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.
Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.
Thu 25 Jan
Tue 30 Jan
- Directed by: Sam Yates
- Cast: Andrew Scott
Adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov.
Directed by Sam Yates.
Designed by Rosanna Vize.
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
Thu 22 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
- Cast: Billie Piper
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.
Please note that this performance contains some strobe lighting.
Wed 13 Dec
- 2h 18min
- Directed by: Saul Swimmer
Fearless Freddie and his latex leotard run through all yer favourites with the boys from the band in this 1981 concert.
Thu 18 Jan
Fri 19 Jan
Sat 20 Jan
Sun 21 Jan
Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya share the title role in Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.
Wed 1 May
The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets, Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer and Requiem.
Tue 9 Apr
Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.
Tue 26 Mar
Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.
Wed 7 Feb
- Directed by: Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami
This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it.
Wed 24 Jan
Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.
Wed 24 Apr
The Royal Ballet
Running time 170 minutes (including one interval)
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.
Tue 12 Dec
Sun 17 Dec
Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, returns to the Main Stage. A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.
Wed 22 May
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