Live theatre and opera is broadcast to our cinemas from stages around the world, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with artists. We also show pre-recorded live performances, and bring you silent film with live musical accompaniment.
National Theatre Encore: War Horse
Adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
Metropolitan Opera Live: Werther (Massenet)
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet's tragic romance, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča in their first Met performances. 195 mins
Metropolitan Opera Live: Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
James Levine conducts the first Live in HD performance of Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte. Lesley Koenig's sleek production will star Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard. 245 mins
National Theatre Live: King Lear
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. When his favourite, Cordelia, says nothing, Lear’s world descends into chaos.
Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme (Puccini)
An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. 205 mins
Metropolitan Opera Live: La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Joyce DiDonato sings her first Met performances of the title character in Rossini's Cinderella story, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. 220 mins
Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s history plays with Henry IV Parts I and II. 180 mins
National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (12A)
An imaginative stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's multi-award-winning novel about a boy with an extraordinary brain who finds his neighbour's dog speared with a garden fork, and takes it upon himself to solve the mystery.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II
With his health failing and a second rebellion threatening to surface, King Henry is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir. 180 mins
Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Valentine and Proteus are best friends but having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. 180 mins