Cinema at Airdrie Town Hall

The NutcrackerCinema Live: The Nutcracker

Thursday 9 December, 7.15pm (live performance)

Sunday 12 December, 2pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES

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ToscaCinema Live: Tosca

Wednesday 15 December, 7.15pm (live performance)

Wednesday 19 January, 7.15pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS AND 25 MINUTES (INCLUDING 2 INTERVALS)

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Romeo & JulietCinema Live: Romeo & Juliet

Monday 14 February, 7.15pm (live performance)

Sunday 20 February, 2pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 25 MINUTES (INCLUDING 2 INTERVALS)

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RigolettoCinema Live: Rigoletto

Sunday 13 March, 2pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS (INCLUDING 1 INTERVAL)

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La TraviataCinema Live: La Traviata

Wednesday 13 April, 6.45pm (live performance)

Sunday 17 April, 2pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. 19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS AND 40 MINUTES (INCLUDING 2 INTERVALS)

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Swan LakeCinema Live: Swan Lake

Thursday 19 May, 7.15pm (live performance)

Sunday 22 May, 2pm (encore screening)

Adult £15, Concession £12.50, Under 12’s £10

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES (INCLUDING 2 INTERVALS)

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