Event cinema in Cineworld: theatre, opera and ballet coming soon

Cineworld isn't just your destination for the latest and greatest movies. It's also a showcase for lively and engrossing event cinema, from documentaries to opera, theatre and ballet.

If you're looking for inspiration, scroll down to find out what's on.


1. David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet + Q&A – September 28

The world's pre-eminent naturalist presents his most stark and engrossing documentary yet, one that acts as a celebration of our planet's diversity, and a warning about the damage we're doing to it. Now 93 years old, Attenborough has traversed every corner of Earth in his quest to seek out natural wonders. Now, he's calling on us all to help protect them, in a film that he calls his "witness statement" and "vision of the future". Stick around for Attenborough's characteristically incisive Q&A after the screening.

Click here to book your tickets for David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

2. Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – September 30 & October 4

Esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne presents his vibrant and sumptuous adaptation of the Powell and Pressburger movie classic from 1948. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes charts one girl's obsessive dream to become the world's greatest ballet dancer. Set to Bernard Herrmann's unmistakeable music and accompanied by Lez Brotherston's stunning designs, this isn't to be missed.

Click here to book your tickets for Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes.

3. NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – October 13

Shakespeare's delightfully whimsical fantasy-comedy famously observed that "the course of true love never did run smooth". Now the National Theatre's acclaimed staging returns to Cineworld screens, captured at the Bridge Theatre in London with Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie as the imperious Titania. Nicholas Hytner directs and transforms the environment of the theatre into a living, breathing forest where anything can happen.

Click here to book your tickets for NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream.

4. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together – October 17 & 18

Legendary music duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turn in the West End's phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Miserables, Ball and Boe's sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Click here to book your tickets for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: Back Together.

5. NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy – October 27

This three-part story of a family company that changed the entire world comes from Oscar-winning Skyfall and 1917 director Sam Mendes. Stefano Messini's story begins in 1844 and spans 163 years, with Simon Russell Beale leading the cast. This production was filmed in 2019 and was nominated for five Olivier Awards.

Click here to book your tickets for NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy.

6. NT Live: Present Laughter – November 10

Sherlock star Andrew Scott collaborates with director Matthew Warchus in this sparkling adaptation of the Noel Coward classic. When actor Gary Essendine's life starts to spiral out of control, he finds himself engulfed by an identity and relationship crisis that is as pointed and perceptive as it is amusing.

Click here to book your tickets for NT Live: Present Laughter.

7. NT Live: All My Sons – November 24

Screen veterans Bill Pullman and Sally Field headline Arthur Miller's scorching drama of family relationships. Beginning in 1947, All My Sons zeroes in on a stable American family whose existence is rocked by wartime loss and skeletons in the closet. Jeremy Herron directs this adaptation, which was captured at the historic Old Vic Theatre in London.

Click here to book your tickets for NT Live: All My Sons.

8. NT Live: Fleabag – December 8

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's painfully perceptive, and painfully funny, one-woman show Fleabag eventually gave rise to the critically acclaimed TV series of the same name. Now's your chance to return to where it all began, the original production that played to sell-out crowds in both London and New York. With its spot-on observations about relationships and messiness of modern life, you'll nod, cringe and laugh in equal measure.

Click here to book your tickets for NT Live: Fleabag.


What will you be watching? Sumptuous ballet, David Attenborough's latest marvel or something else entirely? Let us know @Cineworld.